Manhattan Beach Community & Destination Guide 2021-22

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VETERANS PARKWAY BETWEEN VALLEY AND ARDMORE, RUNNING THE LENGTH OF MANHATTAN BEACH

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ike The Strand, the Veterans Parkway, (locals call it the greenbelt) is a path running 7.8 miles through Manhattan and to the northern edge of Redondo Beach. The greenbelt, however, is inland and teeming with lush foliage. Until the late 20th century, it was a railroad connecting Hermosa and Manhattan to the the docks in Redondo. After endless negotiating, project proposals, and lawsuits Manhattan and Hermosa worked together to create a gorgeous and lengthy park connecting the two sister cities. As the greenbelt winds past the meadows of Valley Park in North Hermosa, the unbroken path flows seamlessly into South Manhattan. The newly re-mulched walk path winds through low-hanging branches of Ginko Bilboa, flowering Eucalyptus varieties, and the stunning red of New Zealand Christmas trees. Environmentally-conscious, low water ivy and grasses line the slopes on either side of the belt. The green explosion is a welcome change in the densely populated mass of homes, tan sands, and blue water. The path’s softness provides a gentler surface to run or walk, and the natural fauna a more discreet landing zone for pups. Look it up on the All Trails app.

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