Pine Street walking tour set for October 4
CAMBRIDGE — The Eastern Shore Network for Change will host a walking tour of Pine Street in Cambridge Wednesday, Oct. 4, in collaboration with the third annual Walk Maryland Day.
Gov. Larry Hogan is encouraging all Marylanders to take to the streets, paths, or even malls to walk during the event, which celebrates the official state exercise — walking.
Last year, more than 500 walkers and 100 schools participated. This year, the aim is for even greater participation.
The Eastern Shore Network for Change founders, Dion Banks and Kisha Petticolas, welcomes the community to participate in The Pine Street Walking Tour: A Story of Community, Faith, Hope and Change, which will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Long Wharf Park. The route is about 1.3 miles and takes you on a tour of landmarks important to the civil rights movement and the African-American community.
“Whether you are walking during your lunch break, walking your dog, or walking to get somewhere, every step counts towards your improved health,” said Julie Jones, wellness champion at the Dorchester County Health Department.
Other ways Dorchester County residents can celebrate include visiting one of the many walking trails, such as Great Marsh Park, Sail winds Park, Vienna’s Historic Walking Tour, Old Trinity Church Heritage Trail, and the East New Market’s Friendship Park Trail. The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge has several trails, including the 1/3 mile paved Marsh Edge Trail, 2 1/2-mile Key Wallace Trail, the 1/2mile Woods Trail, and the 3.6 mile drive that can be walked or biked.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity. Walking is an accessible and inexpensive way to meet the guidelines and gain the benefits of physical activity. Walking just 30 minutes a day can help reduce your risk of many conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and depression.
To learn more about Walk Maryland Day and how you can get involved, contact Julie Jones at 410-901-8133 or julie. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community members walk along Pine Street during the Eastern Shore Network for Change’s Reflections on Pine event in July. The ESNC will host The Pine Street Walking Tour at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 4.