FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
MARJORIE THOMAS - 216-635-3204
not too late to take steps towards better health and explore new
trails while earning your 2010 Walking Works Hiking Shield with
Cleveland Metroparks Walking Works Program.
Research shows walking leads to better health.Walking three to five
times a week helps improve cardiovascular fitness, increases
circulation, helps control weight, blood and cholesterol levels,
and improve an overall feeling of well-being. Research also shows
that increasing the number of calories burned by 2,000 a week can
lead to a longer life. Now Walking Works participants can feel
better while discovering the wonders of nature.
With Cleveland Metroparks Walking Works program, participants hike
at least eight of 13 designated trails on their own through
October - it's fun and easy. After completing
each walk, date the Walking Works form. Complete eight walks and
return the form to Cleveland Metroparks to receive this year's
Walking Works walking stick shield. Walkers can display the shield
on their own walking sticks or purchase a Walking Works walking
stick at any of the EarthWords Nature Shops.
year, take an easy hike in Bedford, Big Creek, Bradley Woods,
GarfieldPark, Rocky River and South Chagrin reservations. Moderate
walkers can hit the trails in Euclid Creek, Hinckley, Mill Stream
Run, North Chagrin, Ohio & Erie Canal and Rocky River
reservations. Those looking for a difficult hike will appreciate
the challenging Brecksville Reservation hike.
Want to walk with others while learning about the natural features
of the trails? Naturalist-led hikes along some of the designated
trails are available through October. Look for naturalist-led
Walking Works walks in the Emerald Necklace monthly
publication or online at clevelandmetroparks.com.
For a list of the designated hikes and directions, and to
download the Walking Works form visit "http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=gt9yr6bab&et=1103749582037&s=0&e=001LFGfosVQDONWcyHuipmwre97F_-h3-cD1ggqbqM0597kFoqeJlwKMd1uOXjX45q86SY0c3eTmoYvqnJzCWYo05eO3WxQGq6bIF9LbnmDLjDLJje0BiuPRCNXfeGNdB-l"
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Walking Works forms are also available at the three EarthWords
Nature Shop locations at CanalWay Center, North Chagrin Nature
Center and Rocky River Nature Center.
For more information, call 216-635-3204.
Walk to good health through the Walking Works program
ofCleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.
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