Take steps towards better health and explore new trails through Cleveland Metroparks Walking Works program.
Hike at least eight of 13 designated trails on your own from June through October. After completing each walk, date the Walking Works form.
When you reach eight, 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.
Walking is more fun when you're 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 Center reservations.
Want to walk with a group and learn about nature as you go? 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.
Also visit the website for a list of the designated hikes and directions, and to download the Walking Works form. 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.