We are in our 4th Year of walks! Come join us, bring a friend or family member and GET HEALTHY!
We are like minded individuals that wish to promote OUTDOOR activity and EXERCISE as an important and regular part of our lives.
We participate in the nationally acclaimed WALK WITH A DOC program, where we always have a friendly doctor and/or friendly medical staff members walking with you each and every Saturday morning from April through November. The Walk With A Doc team is OPEN TO ANSWER any and all questions you may have!
Our walks are considered to be "SOCIAL IN NATURE", and are at "YOUR PACE". No need to feel you have to run or compete. Since we have OVER 600 members in our group, there is ALWAYS SOMEONE to walk and talk to "at your pace". The walks are just under 2 miles in length on a beautiful scenic, paved, flat path around the pond and takes anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes to complete. Many members start early or go around the pond 2 or 3 times, however its usually once around for the docs. Again, it is at your pace.
One thing that is absolutely true about this walk, it provides some amazing breath taking scenery throughout the seasons!
On average 10-20+ people walk every Saturday! (in the Spring the group has been as large as 40+ individuals.)
Will "rain" cancel our walks? NO! It's is way too much fun to walk in the rain!
We will do our best to update this page beforehand if there is an event occurring, although sometimes we are not made aware until we arrive. If you are not allowed to enter the premises, a representative from the Group will be at the Gate to greet you. During those weeks, we usually end up walking around the perimeter by the zoo.
The real reason we walk??
Simply put, WALKING IS HEALTHY and we ENJOY THE CAMARADERIE!
And the doctors that walk? The doctors are board certified Vascular Surgeons who most often prescribe a Walking program for all their patients. These doctors really "walk the walk" as they show their commitment to the community they serve! (They are also really nice, regular folk who walk with their spouses, children, pets, etc. They join the walks in a very, very casual and informal way often disguised in baseball caps and sneakers just like the rest of us. They are always willing to answer questions.)
Is this a safe place to walk? Yes! It is one of Essex County's Secret Gems, attached to the Turtle Back Zoo! Absolutely magnificent place to exercise!
How many years have you been walking?
In our 4th year of sponsoring walks, we remain totally committed participating in the national movement to better health!
Medically Why do this ?
We have said it before on many of our walks.................EXERCISE CURES DISEASES! Over the years, individuals always say.... YES I KNOW its good for me, I just did not know where to start! Start with us!
There is NEVER a cost to join our walks, parking is free! Only the people, venue and the health benefits are priceless.
Join Us! You will be SO happy you did!!