Take a hike or a walk!  We mean it!  Learn to select hiking shoes, follow trail markers and maybe even scramble over a few rocks in a creek.  Or find a program that will help your family become comfortable in choosing a walk in a hometown park or a land conservancy property in a different region.  Anyone can walk in a natural environment and experience the joys of connecting with greenspace.  Hiking is the most widely used way of experiencing our natural environment at any time of day or night and any time of year.  So go take a hike! Let Get Outdoors PA help guide you.

Activity Description

Hiking with little load for 30 minutes burns 204 calories.

Walking at a moderate pace burns for 30 minutes can burn 125 calories.

Additional Resources

Follow these links to gather more information on hiking. They may or may not be directly affiliated with Get Outdoors PA.

Appalachian Mountain Club  
Explore PA Trails  
Keystone Trails Association  

America Walks; the National Resource for Walking Communities and Advocates

PA WalkWorks


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Friends Of Beltzville State Park - Walking Group
Beltzville State Park
WALKING GROUP These free weekly walks will be 1 hour. Please wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes and bring water. An opportunity to enjoy nature in the company of other adults without the distraction of cell phones and children. Rain/snow will cancel walks. This program is lead by volunteers. If a volunteer is not present, please walk on your own. Check out our Friends Group. We meet the First Monday of each month. · Walking is greatly beneficial for the body and mind. · Walking in nature promotes total health, both physical and mental · Regular walking can have a tremendous positive impact on overall health and well-being. MEET: Beltzville State Park - EIC Parking Lot - WHEN: Every Thursday at 11:00 AM – Join us now!


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