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The Empire State Trail is a grand concept of walking from the Battery in NYC to Canada. It's a sideways-T-shaped trail network -- a 750-mile ribbon unfurling over 130 municipalities in 27 different counties -- will be the longest multi-use recreational trail in the US. Keep that in your back pocket for the next…

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A busy walking weekend started with a 26.2-mile walking tour of Philadelphia with famed athlete Diana Nyad and her walking organization EverWalk. It ended with kids of all ages enjoying a stroll in the park along with music and fun games. We're spreading the good news about walking!
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November 17th Hikes

On Saturday November 17, as part of National Take a Hike Day, FreeWalkers is challenging its members to hike 1,000 miles that day.  We have events at 5 locations:

  • George Washington Bridge/Palisades Park, NJ
  • Watchung Reservation, Mountainside, NJ
  • Schuylkill River Trail, Philadelphia, PA
  • Spanish Moss Trail, Beaufort, SC
  • Bay Area Walk, San Francisco, CA

You read right, we are expanding out of our normal MidAtlantic area with…

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Touring the Industrial Side of Brooklyn

Each year around this time the FreeWalkers take on the always interesting borough of Brooklyn. Its an area steep in history and legend that is always changing and showing some of the best reasons its become a destination for tourists and walking pilgrims.

This year FreeWalker Nancy Jonap guided about 40 of us us on a 12 mile walk with many interesting stops including sections of Brooklyn like Dumbo, Red Hook, Gwanus and Sunset Park. Stops at chocolate, whiskey, wine, beer and other…

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Walking in the Arctic

Walking in the Arctic: My Trip in a Nutshell

By Adriane Berg

When you think of the Arctic Circle you may not imagine an ideal place to walk. But, it can be in the summer and even more fascinating in the winter (especially with a husky at your side.)

Our trip (my husband and I) took over one month. This description is much compressed and features only the walks. What it proves is that walking can be part of any journey. Whether a dedicated…

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Records are made to be broken. And, what better example of a walking/hiking feat than to top the time record to hike the Appalachian Trail. Belgian dentist Karel Sabbe now holds the Appalachian Trail (AT) speed record for with a supported hike of 41 days, 7 hours, 39 minutes. 

Karel Sabbe crossed the…

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Long walks can improve moods and reduce anxiety, but the benefits may be greatest if the walks take place outdoors rather than in a gym, Many different aspects of exercise are thought to affect how much we like working out. But in general, most experts agree that a workout’s intensity and its duration have the greatest influence…

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