Manchester Land Conservation Trust

Selected Videos

Those with an interest in Manchester's history may enjoy the short film clips on YouTube. Most of the YouTube videos are by Susan Barlow, your webmaster (

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 1.   Bridal Veil Falls in the Highland Park section of Manchester.         2.   How to get to Bridal Veil Falls, also known as Wyllys Falls.
 3.   On December 28, 2008, the Manchester Historical Society conducted a walk along the railway of the Cheney Railroad. While the rail's tracks are no longer in place, at one time this was a privately-owned passenger and freight railroad. The passenger service transported Cheney silk workers and families to and from work and to events at Cheney Hall...similar to service provided by trolleys of the period. The Land Trust owns one linear mile of the old railroad.         4.   A half mile or so from the trailhead at Spring Street, we visit more stone walls near Upper Case Pond, owned by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust in the Highland Park section of Manchester, CT.
 5.   Volunteers make improvements to the rail-trail entrance on Middle Turnpike. The Manchester Land Trust owns the part of the Cheney rail-trail from the Turnpike to the North End. The Town of Manchester owns the portion south of the Turnpike, going to Center Spring Park and on to Center Street. The Land Trust leads free hikes on the trail.         6.   Salter's Pond hike video filmed for the Connecticut Forest and Park Association with information on their Family Ramble Program (in which the Land Trust participates) and on the benefits of hiking.
 7.   Thanks to a GENEROUS grant from the Manchester Road Race Committee, the Cheney rail-trail has a new stone-dust surface. Come jog, bicycle-ride, hike, along the enhanced trail -- here's a map: Rail Trail Map.         8.   On Saturday, March 12, 2016, the Manchester Land Trust led a walk around the 62-acre farm in the southeast area of Manchester.

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