Trail name: Hilliard Trail
Managed by: Hockanum River Linear Park Committee; Town of Manchester
Length: short hike
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The E.E. Hilliard 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 are views of the river, flood plain forest and water birds. This trail, although short in length, has picnic tables and a wooden bench allowing for a tranquil view of the Hockanum. This is a convenient spot for fishing or launching a kayak or canoe to explore the river. Great for watching water birds such as the Sunny Brook Apartments’ resident White Goose.The E.E. Hillard Company was listed as a producer of woolen goods in Manchester Town Directories until 1941. The mill buildings, with a few additions, still stand today across Hilliard Street from the trail.
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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.