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Rockfall – Winter may be around for a while more, but you can still get out and explore the area surrounding historic Salter’s Pond in Manchester on a WalkCT Family Ramble. For more details, including directions, visit www.walkct.org/rambles.

WalkCT Family Rambles is a program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, designed to bring families, fun, and the outdoors together. Led by trained volunteer WalkCT Family Guides, these free, engaging outings are offered at trails around the state every month throughout the year. Because these adventures are geared specifically for families, kids and their caregivers will delight in this outdoor quest for fun together. Babies in secured backpacks are welcome.

To prepare for a safe and enjoyable time: be ready to begin the Ramble at the scheduled start time; bring water, a snack, any allergy or other prescribed medications you may need, and your excitement; leave pets at home or other safe place (unless otherwise noted in the ramble description); wear sturdy shoes; and kids, please remember to bring your parents or caregivers.

Manchester – WalkCT Family Ramble: Salter’s Pond Adventure

Saturday, Feb. 22. 1 to 2:15 p.m. Salter’s Pond

Join WalkCT Family Guide Susan Barlow for a slow to moderately paced hike with some historic commentary at this former millpond. Salter’s Pond got its name from Lorenzo T. Salter who, in partnership with Mr. Strong, founded the Salter and Strong Paper Mill, which became Lydall Paper Mill. The pond and adjacent land is now owned by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust. Many “North Enders” learned to swim at this pond before the modern pool was built. Come enjoy a walk down memory lane.

The walk may be wet depending on the weather, and hikers should wear sturdy waterproof footwear. The route is not mountainous, but does have stairs and bumpy spots, where roots stick out, so participants need to be agile. The walk will take about 1-1/4 hours round trip.

This outing is sponsored by the WalkCT program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association. All are welcome to join in the fun, including singles.

Visit www.walkct.org/rambles for more details. Pre-registration is not necessary. Extreme weather cancels. Phone Susan at (860) 643-9776 with any questions.



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