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Walk Franklin County

Photos of walking trails across Franklin County, Massachusetts

Walk Franklin County... for the health of it!

The Walk Franklin County initiative encourages people to explore scenic walks in Franklin County for personal fitness and health. Find maps of these and additional walking trails across Franklin County and register to track your steps and received rewards with the free program, Walk Franklin County... for the health of it! Learn more here.

Why walk?

Walking lowers stress levels and "bad" cholesterol in your body and reduces body fat. Walking is a great form of weight-bearing exercise, which helps prevent the bone-thinning condition osteoporosis, as well as osteoarthritis, the degenerative disease that causes joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, found that people who participated in moderate aerobic activities such as walking have the healthiest knees because walking can help maintain healthy cartilage.

Want to walk more?

Click here for six tips to walk more in no time!