Perhaps it looks like November but this is Nevers Park on April 5, 2017 – National Walking Day, part of the American Heart Association’s “Move More …” campaign.

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett


Trail maps.

Prepare to smile, nod or say hello to everyone you pass along the walking/hiking trails at Nevers Park in South Windsor, Connecticut. Greetings for all are an unwritten code here.


The 137 acre multi-generational park has three stone dust trails of different distances, A, B & C. The longest trail is the most wooded. Each one is mapped out for visitors on a sign in the lower parking lot.


Located on the corner of Sand Hill and Nevers Road the park is directly across the road from the South Windsor Police Station and behind South Windsor High School. It is a popular and typically active recreational spot which also has a Rotary Pavilion available for impromptu picnics, or that can be rented for special occasions. There is a 20,000 square foot boundless playground and at the top of Sand Hill is a dog park, “Bark Park”. Nearby an emergency phone and water fountain can be found. Several side-by-side soccer fields can host multiple concurrent games at the lower level. Don’t hold me to this but I believe Connecticut Grey – a rugby club for mature men – practiced here at some point.

Striding along trail B. In the distance is the South Windsor High outdoor track.


For three seasons – spring, summer and autumn – the walking/hiking trails are usually the busiest after supper on weekdays, and throughout the days on weekends. Not Grand Central Station busy, but small town New England busy. Come winter, it is pass at your risk because the trails are not maintained from November 1 – April 1.


Exercise stations attract serious athletes.


Serious athletes can be seen utilizing the exercise stations situated along the trails. Another nice feature is the memorial trees planted across the park.


Nevers Park is one of my favorite places to go walking.