Trail name: Laurel Marsh Trail
Managed by: Hockanum River Linear Park Committee; Town of Manchester
Length: 3.52 mile loop; 3/4 mile Stone Dust loop
More Maps and Info
The Laurel Marsh Hiking Trail is one of nine hiking trails that makes up Manchester’s section of the Hockanum Linear River Park. Small orange blazes on trees or rocks indicate the Hockanum River trails. Two blazes indicate that there’s a turn or intersection ahead. Three blazes indicate a side trail or alternate route. The side trail is marked with an orange blaze and white dot in the middle. There are three other towns with trails along the Hockanum River - Ellington, Vernon, and East Hartford. There is a large scenic marsh with a large variety of birds and observation platform. There is a mature forest with mountain laurel. There was a large pond before the dam lowered in the 1960’s. The phragmites were controlled and the small ponds were excavated for varied habitat by DEP for fish, water fowl and frogs.
About Town of Manchester Trails
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Rules and Regulations
- Use common sense. - Absolutely no motorized vehicles allowed with the exception of battery-powered wheelchairs.- Obey all local trail rules posted at trailheads as well as any state and local laws that apply.- Do not litter, bring a bag, carry out what you carry in.- Use of these trails is at your own risk.- Travel on the right side of trail, except when passing. - When passing on a bike, give a clear and audible signal. - Cyclists and in-line skaters shall yield to all hikers and pedestrians. - When entering or crossing a trail, yield to all users. - Be respectful of wildlife. - Do not trespass onto private property. - Trail users shall use provided crosswalks at intersecting roadways. - Keep pets on leash. Clean up after pets. - Walk against the direction of traffic when walking within the roadway. - Bicyclists should ride with traffic. - Follow all laws pertaining to bicycles and their use. - Bicyclists shall ride in single file within roadway or trail. - Bicyclists and in-line skaters shall wear standard protective gear.