A Walk in the Park...Akron Falls Park

Part of the Be Active program hosted by Erie County Department of Health & Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo.The group meets at 9:00 but doesn't start walking until 9:30.  In addition to it's cultural history and charms,  Akron Falls Park is also the setting of a beautiful, yet tragic love story, the Legend of Murder Creek. Meet at the Akron Cummings Lodge, 44 Parkview Drive, Akron. Look for Be Active sign at park entrance. Here's a map to the park:

http://www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=akron-falls-park-map

The Erie County Dept. of Health & Wellness:

"The free “Be Active” Erie County walks offer a shorter (30 min. – 1.5 mile) and a longer (45 min. – 2.5 mile) moderate paced family walks. For safety purposes, they are on the park roads or paved trails. Registration (not required) and health/wellness info, including BP checks, start at 9 AM. Both walks leave at 9:45. Healthy refreshments (usually water and occasionally apples) are offered after the walks. The walk leaders are staff from the Wellness Institute and EC DOH. Often the walkers are accompanied by mounted ER Sheriffs which adds fun and safety.

The Parks Department is working to provide additional signage and more self-guided “adventure” trails of various difficulty levels in all the parks, for individuals who like to strike out on their own."


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  • Beth

    Good workout!

    June 1, 2014

  • Beth

    Good workout!

    June 1, 2014

  • Beth

    Great walk workout! Even gained some blisters!

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • Mary D.

    Hilary, thanks for posting the great photo of Akron Falls. Such a scenic spot. See you next time!!

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Lynn B.

    What a beautiful day out its was. I really enjoyed the walk. First time there at Akron Falls Park. But I will be back. I really have a good walk out.

    1 · May 31, 2014

    • Mary D.

      Wonderful photos, Lynn. We never made it to the falls, which is something I had looked forward to. Thanks for posting them.

      May 31, 2014

  • Mary D.

    Beeeeautiful day!!! Got a workout climbing that hill, but enjoyed the conversation. Good to see everyone.

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Patricia J.

    Never been and would love to join, but the Sky Ride is the same day and time. Another time. Thanks for organizing!

    May 28, 2014

    • Mary D.

      We'll catch you next time, Patricia.. have fun on the Sky Ride.

      May 30, 2014

  • Kathy K

    Bringing a friend

    May 30, 2014

    • Mary D.

      Your friend is more than welcome. See you there!!

      May 30, 2014

  • Lynn B.

    I drove out there today, to see where the park is. I been threw Akron so many time, never knew this park was there. Drove around it. Its a nice park. See you next Saturday morning.

    May 26, 2014

    • Mary D.

      It is a nice park. The falls are an added feature. We walked there last summer. Looking forward to seeing you!!

      May 26, 2014

  • Mary D.

    The walkers usually break up into 3-4 small groups, each walking at the pace they feel most comfortable. Many continue on to get their desired mileage in. Looking forward to seeing everybody!!

    May 25, 2014

  • Beth

    Hey Dawn! I'll finally get a chance to return your Christmas bag of goodies that you left in my trunk!!

    April 3, 2014

    • Dawn W.

      Hey stranger look forward to the walk....the goodies I thought I got rid of lol!

      April 3, 2014

  • Beth

    Absolutely LOVE this place!!!!

    April 3, 2014

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