Walking

Why walk?

Walking is a low-cost, low-pollution and fun way to get around. Walking lowers the risk of many major health problems and can help you lower stress, live longer and feel great. Walking can also be a great way for the whole family to be healthy, explore and have fun together.

An added plus: no need to park! Try a new trip by walking, and you can save money, get outdoors, get to know your community and improve your health-all at once!

New!!  What's your "Walk Score?"

Walk Score is a number between 0 and 100 that measures the walkability of any address.  Check out walkscore.com to see the walkability of any address!

Want more walking inspiration, or company?

Consider joining the Cayuga Trails Club or look into Lifelong's On the Road Again 2009 walks around the neighborhood! See also our page on Walking Clubs & Organizations.

Key Contacts

See our pages on Walking Clubs & Organizations and Walking Trails. Or see some key contacts and websites below.

Cayuga Trails Club
Visit the Cayuga Trails Club at www.cayugatrailsclub.org or email the club at info@cayugatrailsclub.org

Walking Tours of Cornell University
Visit the Cornell website for descriptions of walks, and schedules

Lifelong
An organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults. See Lifelong's Community Walk schedule and information on their Travel Program.

Walking at the Shops at Ithaca Mall
Visit their website for details.

Walking trails
For a list of local trails that can be viewed by either location or terrain, check out our parent site, ccetompkins.org.

 

A Sample of Walking Websites

Walking.about.com has all kinds of information on walking, from walking essentials and walking shoes to walking for fitness and walking with kids.

Aboutwalking.50megs.com can also help you learn about the many benefits of walking.

Thewalkingsite.com can provide support for walking for your health.

thewalkingblogger.blogspot.com has short articles on a range of walking topics.

 

Last Updated: October 26, 2011

Last updated: October 26th 2011 - 8:06pm