FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 - or -
KALI FENCL- 216-635-3284
There's still time to take steps toward better
health and explore new trails while earning a 2012 Walking Works
hiking shield through Cleveland Metroparks Walking Works program.
And, the beautiful fall color season is a great time to do it!
With Cleveland Metroparks Walking Works program, participants
hike at least eight of 13 designated trails on their own now
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
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.
Get those endorphins working as a Walking Works participant!
Feel better while discovering the wonders of nature on 13 Cleveland
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.
Don't want to go it alone? Walkers who want to walk with others
while learning about the natural features of the trails can join
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
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 a step toward better health while enjoying fall colors on
the Walking Works program of Cleveland Metroparks - part of your
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