FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER- 216-635-3274
There is still plenty of time to take steps towards better
health and explore new trails while earning a 2012 Walking Works
hiking shield through Cleveland Metroparks Walking Works
With Cleveland Metroparks Walking Works program,
participants hike at least eight of 13 designated trails on their
own June through October. After completing each walk, date the
Walking Works form. After completing at least eight walks, 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 stick at any of the
EarthWords Nature Shops.
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.
Walking Works participants can feel better while
discovering the wonders of nature on 13 natural surface trails and
all purpose trails.
This year, take an easy hike in Bedford, Big Creek, Bradley
Woods, Garfield Park, Mill Stream Run, and Rocky River
reservations. Moderate walkers can hit the trails in Euclid Creek,
Hinckley, Ohio & Erie Canal, and South Chagrin reservations.
Those looking for a difficult hike will appreciate the challenging
hikes in Brecksville and North Chagrin reservations.
For walkers who 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. 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://www.clevelandmetroparks.com">clevelandmetroparks.com.
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.
Take some relaxing walks under the shady canopies with the
Walking Works program of Cleveland Metroparks - part of
your life, naturally.