Manchester’s Great Egg Hunt

The Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation want to invite you to go on Manchester’s’ Great Egg Hunt – An EGGcellent Adventure for the entire community. This egg hunt will bring you on a family-friendly adventure through OurParks across the Town of Manchester. We have hidden six “M” eggs and one golden egg through the parks and we are challenging you to find them.

Once you come across one or all of the eggs we invite you to take pictures and submit to our Instagram using the hashtag #manchestersEGGcellentadventure. The “M” eggs were designed and painted by local artists here in Manchester.

Egg Hunt Clues

CLUE 1: This park was the home of the Manchester Silkworms from 2000-2009. If you hit a homerun in right field the ball would land in the area where you will find this egg.

CLUE 2: Come take walk over the footbridge of this pond and see the beautiful fountains. Look past the fountains and you’ll see the new Cheney Rail Bridge. After taking all of this in, look to your left up the hill and this egg is hidden in a grove of pine trees.  

CLUE 3: Park your car next to the playground in this park. Walk past the Park Ambassador building and head towards the Charter Oak Greenway trail. Once you’re on the trail, head west and you’ll find this egg along the path.   

CLUE 4: You will find this egg where the bears dance.

CLUE 5: This egg can be found at a popular swimming and fishing location.

CLUE 6: This egg will be located close to the home of Camp Kennedy. You’re going to have to take a stroll past the historic Globe Hollow Swimming area in order to find it.

GOLDEN EGG CLUE: Make sure to have your hiking shoes when searching for this egg! You’ll find the “golden egg” overlooking beautiful views of Hartford, the Connecticut River Valley and Manchester Community College.

Through the week of March 22 we will be posting a clue a day on our social media websites with a picture of the egg. Take the clues that we provide and go out and find the eggs! We will also have QR codes at all of the locations that will give you the clues to the whereabouts of the eggs and how to submit your photos. Our “golden egg” is going to be the most difficult egg to find. The first family to find all six “M” eggs and the golden egg will receive a “golden surprise.” Don’t be discouraged if you can’t find the “golden egg.” Those who find all six “M” eggs, will still receive a prize. Remember to submit all pictures of you or your child next to the egg to qualify for the prize. We will leave the “M” eggs in OurParks from March 22 – April 11. Prizes can be picked up at the Community “Y” at the conclusion of the event. We are excited for you to join us on this adventure and wish you luck on your hunt.

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