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YOU DID IT!!!! Because of all of you , we reached our fundraising goal to give to the Town of Manchester for any improvements needed for the Historic Marble Rail Trail.

To still donate for any improvements related to the Historic Marble Rail Trail: send check to: Bike Manchester VT Inc  P.O.  Box 795  Manchester Center, VT 05255 (EIN 27-4324733)

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Overwhelmingly, Manchester residents voted for the town to purchase the privately owned historic Marble Rail Trail, adding 1.2 miles to the Town’s 1.5 public trail system.  Visit Historic Marble Rail Trail for a map and to learn about the rich history of this old railroad bed.

Looking around town the past couple of years, it is clear that many have rediscovered their bicycles, families, and local hidden treasures.  Umbrellas and outdoor seating popped up everywhere, making it easy to spend the day biking, eating, and breathing outdoors in Manchester.

If you are slow to the movement and need a place to start – bike the River Road on a foggy morning to Hill Farm Road or the Chiselville covered bridge; meander on the Dorset West Road after lunch; or fly down Union Street in the early evening.   Better yet, start with the newest edition in town . . .

Manchester Rec Path & Historic Marble Rail Trail

Downtown Manchester Center to North Road

There is a continuous path from Manchester Center’s Historic Business District to rural North Road. The wide crushed stone path starts to the right of the basketball court at Manchester Elementary & Middle School (MEMS) on Memorial Ave and ends at the North Road parking lot across from Squires Road. It is 5.5 miles roundtrip. Visit Bike Paths for the map and more details.

For a complete visual tour of the path including historical railroad photos: visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4muqvlcjiw

Main Street, in Manchester Center