The following groups of pictures are taken from photographs found in the Hockanum River Watershed Area's photos
and photos from each of the 4 Towns' segments.
Not all of the photos in those segments are shown in these slide-show cycles, but enough are to give the viewer a good sense of the activities and of the types of scenery you'll encounter when on the Hockanum River and its trails.
|Fall Foliage||Trail Walks|
|Canoe / Kayak||Trails Maintenance|
|Laurel Marsh Trail in Winter||Ellington Canoe Paddle 2007|
|2004-2005 Fall/Winter Memories||Adams Mill Gorge Rebuild 2013-2014|
|March, 2015 Vernon Snowshoeing||May, 2015 Vernon Canoe/Kayaking|
In addition to these slide shows, on the Town of Manchester's "Silk City Television" website there is a slide
show on the early days of the Hockanum River Linear Park Committee in Manchester. It was made in the mid-1970s;
and in early 2014 Doug Smith, who heads up the Committee narrated it.
The show can be accessed by clicking the link below, and then the "Watch Now" button which comes up. It runs for 54 minutes.
Hockanum River Linear Park Committee - An Early History.
The following video is about 27 minutes long, and it describes efforts being undertaken by Ken Kaplan for the restoration of the Hockanum Mills in Rockville. This is a very large, and old, building, once a major employer in Rockville but no longer. Mr. Kaplan describes the Mills and their history, and also what he'll be putting into the building, to make it once again a functioning part of the town.
Hockanum Mills Renovation Progress Update.
Strictly speaking, the Chez Ben Diner is not part of the Hockanum River maintenance operations. However, the Manchester volunteers repair there after morning trailwork, for coffee and maintenance-related discussions. In June, 2014, the Diner was reviewed by "The Feast" segment of NBC Connecticut television. Since the 5-minute review is available online, we've decided to include it here.
Chez Ben Diner Review