Local Sled Hill
Manchester owns a few unique properties within her borders. One - a ski area - is tucked into the side of a hill surrounded by swirling residential streets. The other, is Derryfield Country Club. The golf links are a premier hangout during the summer months but become a raucous sled/ski hill during the long Winter. Being city-owned, sledding the links is not only popular but LEGAL. The hill is wide, hard-packed and fast. You'll be surrounded by all ages, a few snowboarders and more than a few dogs running up and down after their owners. It's a blast!
Walk the town green
The town of Amherst is a short drive from Downtown Manchester and, apparently, prides itself on it's anonymity. However, this picturesque New England village contains a classic town green and charm to spare. Amherst simply oozes colonial America and...money. Follow route 101 West from Manchester, through Bedford. Exit "Amherst".
RhondaRuth's new Manchester Page
"A City Changing with the Times"
Manchester is the largest city and a chief manufacturing center of New Hampshire. The first white settlement was in 1722. There is a large population of descendants of French Canadian immigrants. At one time, Manchester was known as the home of the largest cotton mills in the world, but the mills failed during the Great Depression. Today, the industrial base is more varied. The Merrimack River, which divides the city into East and West "sides", served as a source of power for the mills.
"Manchester's Fall Colors"
Manchester, NH is where I lived for about 8 years before moving to Winthrop, MA.
The last few years I lived on the outskirts in a town named Goffstown. I was really on the outskirts of both towns ... in between the two called Pinardville ... altho it was really Goffstown. NH has a way of calling a section of town by another name. Why? M-m-m-m, beats me. It was a nice area to be in tho and I have fond memories of my apartment there.
I don't have a lot of pictures yet. Need to scan some from the years with a 35mm camera instead of my digital ... but I'll get around to it sooner or later.
"Be a Volunteer for the American Lung Association"
What I do want to tell you about now is:
The Fundraiser Walk for the Amerian Lung Association of New Hampshire on September 28, 2002 ...
In my Travelougue below:
Are some pictures of where the walk will be held. It's at a park and riverside walk that has been recently put in to help beautify and give back the view of the river to the citizens of Manchester. They'll be doing more and I am so happy about it. This wonderful city has needed something like this for a long time!