CT: Hartford County-Manchester to Andover (Biking)

This ride is part of the East Coast Greenway which stretches from Key West to Canada!

This portion of my ride began at Charter Oak Park in Manchester which is referred to as the Charter Oak Greenway.

The Charter Oak Greenway offered a paved path with numerous picturesque bridges along a slivering river.

Soon into the Charter Oak Greenway was the Highland Park market which is an easy stop for water, coffee or a snack.

It later connects to the Hop River Trailway. The trailway in contrast was a hard packed gravel which worked well with my road bike.

This included a tunnel in which a stream meandered within with dripping boulders along the sides. Very cool!

This path was through a forest and offered a cascading waterfall near the Bolton parking lot which was an awesome place to pause.

I chose to end my ride at the covered bridge in Andover. For the 10-12 mile return for a total of about 24 miles.

It was a ride filled with character! Link to greenway map of this segment below.

Click to access CharterOakHop-RiverMap2020.pdf

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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