Don’t let the winter weather keep you inside! Winter can be one of the best hiking seasons. It’s a great way to take in the sights and sounds of the season and see things along the trails that you might not normally see when the vegetation is in full bloom. Its also a great way to get some physical exercise and mental release. Join us for a family-friendly winter hike at Skiles Test Nature Park on the Fall Creek Greenway. Ecologists from Indy Parks/DPW will lead a hike through the park, sharing the unique natural history of the park and discovering a few surprises along the way. The event is free, but you must register.
The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year, marking the beginning of the coming winter. Traditionally, it is a day for reflection where people spend time with family and friends. This year, grab your flashlights, lanterns, or other creative, custom-designed and non-combustible light source and join us for a Winter Solstice Parade of Lights celebration as we “light up” the historic Pennsy Trail near Irvington. This is an informal 1.25 mile walk and will begin near Kittley Avenue (behind the old Marsh Plaza). Participants can start at the beginning or join us in progress along one of the trail’s many access points. The parade route will follow the Pennsy Trail east to Ritter Avenue, then north to Washington Street to Irvington where participants can partake in seasonal specials with local merchants. Join us for a celebration of the season, warm lights, and warm treats as we celebrate the Winter Solstice on the Pennsy Trail.
Looking for a fun activity to usher in the holiday season? Need a little extra face time with Santa to go over Christmas wish list items? Join us for holiday walk with Santa on the Pleasant Run Greenway. This family-friendly event provides an opportunity for kids and families to take a short walk and have a fun conversation with Santa. In addition to the walk, there will be exercises, singing, treats, crafts and a special time for each child to talk with Santa. The event is free but you must register.
Walking has been proven to be one of the best exercises to improve overall health. Even small walks have been shown to improve cardiovascular health, mental health, type 2 diabetes, depression, and a whole range other health issues. Walking is a simple step in developing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout all stages of life, but can also pose problems for some people. Join us for a group health walk at Pogues Run Art and Nature Park. Our walk will be led by a local physician who will share the benefits of walking, talk about strategies for healthy walking, and share tips on making the most of your walking activity.
Caminar ha demostrado ser uno de los mejores ejercicios para mejorar la salud en general. Incluso las caminatas pequeñas han demostrado mejorar la salud cardiovascular, la salud mental, la diabetes tipo 2, la depresión y toda una serie de problemas de salud. Caminar es un paso simple para desarrollar y mantener un estilo de vida saludable en todas las etapas de la vida. Únete a nosotros para una caminata grupal en Pogues Run Art and Nature Park. Nuestra caminata estará a cargo de un médico local que compartirá los beneficios de caminar, hablará sobre estrategias para caminar saludablemente y compartirá consejos para aprovechar al máximo su actividad de caminar.