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Multi-Use Trails Connect Manchester Neighborhoods (Part 2)

Update with August Pictures – What a difference a few months can make IMGP4897IMGP4879IMGP4925IMGP4875IMGP4914IMGP4916IMGP4891The rejuvenation of Center Springs Park has been a great addition to downtown Manchester. Trails through the park connect downtown Manchester to the Parkade.

 One Sunday morning in April, after a delicious breakfast at Sol de Borinquen Bakery Jr. we took a walk from the bakery up Main St in downtown Manchester through Center Springs Park to Broad St across from the parkade.

View of Main St from table at Sol de Borinquen Bakery Jr
View of Main St from a table at Sol de Borinquen Bakery Jr
Entrance to Center Springs Park from Lincoln Center Parking Lot


The sights and sound encountered while walking on city streets is entertaining but it’s a pleasant change of pace to walk on the trails through the park. Thoughtful design in Manchester has created a unique connection between one commercial area and another.

Center Springs Falls “Second-Best Fishing Place of the Podunks” – History of Manchester, Connecticut, by Mathias Spiess and Percy W. Bidwell, 1924
Bigelow Brook
Disc Golf


Shady Area (when the leaves come out in a month or so)
Fishing Pier on Pond with Cheney Rail Trail Bridge in the Background


Looking Back at Center Springs Park
Parking Lot on Broad St near Parkade

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