Walk the Walk to Better Health
To improve your heart health, step no further than your sidewalk. Walking provides benefits for the whole family and is an easy way to achieve fitness—even if you’re just starting out. “Regular exercise allows you to maintain or lose weight and improves cholesterol levels. It also helps prevent chronic illness,” said Candy Keene, MD, OB/GYN. Other benefits include better circulation, increased heart rate, and lower blood pressure.
Walking is also budget-friendly! This season, enjoy the area’s beautiful trails—they’re all free. Check out our picks below:
Peace Valley Park
Peace Valley, located in New Britain Township, offers 14 miles of beautiful nature trails in the woods and meadows at the eastern end of Lake Galena. Walking options vary from groomed footpaths to remote hiking trails in the mature woods.
Making its way through the heart of the Perkiomen Valley, the Perkiomen Trail provides 20 miles for visitors to ride, walk, or stroll through some of Montgomery County’s most scenic landscapes. The trail follows the route of the Perkiomen Creek from Oaks to Green Lane Borough. It connects to the Schuylkill River Trail and Audubon Loop.
Enos. B. Godshall Park
Located at the corner of Godshall and Lower Roads, this park remains in a natural wooded state. The park has a walking trail situated on 11 acres with a small pond and stream. It’s also available for public use from sunrise to sunset.
Along Perkiomen Creek, Lenape park offers a hiking trail along the creek and two interesting bridges.
Green Lane Park
Located off Snyder Road, Green Lane Park offers several miles of nature trails that attract walkers, hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians to enjoy the natural beauty of the seasons.