Did you know there are 30 American Heart Association walking paths at parks, towns, schools and workplaces throughout Monroe County and Rochester? The establishment of the walking paths is the American Heart Association’s national initiative that champions walking because it has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Curious as to what one of our walking paths looks like? View the Quaker Pond Trail video below for a sneak peak.

Did you know that for every hour of regular, vigorous exercise (such as a brisk walk) that you do, you may increase your life expectancy by two hours!

So START WALKING! Take a brisk walk for 30-minutes, five days a week and you’ll be on the right path to a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Visit a walking path today:

MONROE COUNTY LOCATION:    PATH DISTANCE: PUBLIC/PRIVATE: ZIP CODE:
         
*Baldwin Richardson Foods 0.32 mi. Private 14589
*Bonadio Group 0.6 & 1.0 mi. Private 14534
*Town of Chili 0.78 mi. Public 14624
*Complemar 0.5 mi. Private 14606
*Town of Fairport 1.0 & 2.0 mi. Public 14450
*Monroe County Parks
–          Mendon Ponds
Quaker Pond Trail 2.7 mi. Public 14472
Nature Trail Birdsong & Swamp Trail Public 14472
–          Ellison Park
Indian Landing Trail 1.5 mi. Public 14625
Overlook Trail 0.6 mi. Public 14625
–          Webster Park Public 14614
 West Loop 1.6 mi. Public 14580
 Orchard Trail 0.8 mi. Public 14580
*Town of Ogden 0.32 mi. Public 14559
*The Monroe Plan 0.22 mi. Private 14534
Thermo Fisher Scientific 1.0 mi. Private 14450
Canandaigua School District 0.5, 0.75 & 1.25 mi. Public/Private 14424
Williamson School District 0.75 & 1.5 mi. Public/Private 14589
*Pal Mac School District 0.25 mi. Private 14456
Unity Hospital 0.5 & 1.0 mi. Private 14626
Town of Lima 1.25 and 3 mi. Public/Private 14485

*Special thanks to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield for sponsoring many of the paths mentioned above.

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Thank you for seeking out walking paths in the Rochester area and surrounding counties. Remember, after your walk don’t forget to stretch. It is important to keep your muscles flexible and in good condition.

For more information on how to institute a walking path in your community, school or corporation contact, Corporate Relations Director, Gary Jones at #585.371.3115 or via email at Gary.Jones@heart.org.

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