Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the fall dates for 2018’s “Walk for your Health” program. This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends!
The fall series will run through Monday, November 12, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 AM at a variety of locations.
AARP will be present at the first walk of each month, handing out treats and providing information on local programs and events!
Here are more details on the October dates:
Monday, October 22 – West Side Ice Arena
Parking: West Side Ice Arena, 1 Electric St, Manchester, below the Nazaire (Kelly Falls) Bridge.
Start: In parking lot on partly paved and flat course with great views along the river
Wednesday, October 24 – Memorial High School
Parking: Clem Lemire Complex Field at Memorial High School
Start: Clem Lemire Complex parking lot, then up Jewett St., left on porter, left on Ciley Rd., then left back onto Jewett St.
Friday, October 26 – Brookside Church
Parking: On-street parking in front of Brookside Church (cannot use their parking lot)
Start: 2013 Elm St, Manchester. The walk will use sidewalks until you reach Stark Park; where the trail is mostly even with some inclines within the park.
Monday, October 29 – Lake Massabesic
Parking: Lake parking lot, 16 Londonderry Turnpike, Auburn
Start: From parking lot east onto Rockingham Recreational Trail on a wooded, flat trail.
Wednesday, October 31 – Pine Grove Cemetery
Parking: Our Lady of Cedars Church Parking Lot, 140 Mitchell Street, Manchester. Park away from the building at the outer edge of the lot.
Start: Parking Lot for a short distance on a sidewalk to the entrance of the cemetery.
Participants are welcome to walk as far as their comfort level takes them. But don’t forget to fill out your mile sheet weekly, because every mile walked enters one raffle ticket into the end of year raffle drawings!
Remember to wear firm, comfortable footwear and loose clothing. There will be a one-time $3.00 registration fee to help defray some of the program expenses. In case of inclement weather, walks will be held at the Mall of New Hampshire.
So break out those sneakers and experience your favorite morsels of Manchester this fall with a walk through the Queen City!
For more information, call the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division at (603) 624-6444.