Attention Manchester residents: VOTE YES on ARTICLE 4! to give the town permission to take the next step in making the Historic Manchester Marble Rail Trail a permanent part of the public’s Manchester rec park trail. For more details:
From historic past to present, a more complete history of the marble rail trail, including old railroad photos and current aerial views can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6phOlI3oLY&feature=youtu.be
Bike Manchester VT
Looking around town this past year, 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.