Last spring, the DCR launched the Healthy Heart Trails initiative to promote better health. This initiative challenges Massachusetts residents to walk 75 miles before Labor Day - about a mile a day. The hope was that Massachusetts residents would make walking these trails part of their regular exercise routine.
Healthy Heart trails are identified by a green heart symbol, measure approximately 1.5 miles or less in length and are easy to moderate in activity level. The program offers a great way to have fun and get exercise with minimal expense.
Visit the Department of Conservation and Recreation website to download a walking log to track your progress.
Visit these North Shore Parks to find Heart Healthy Trails:
More info and state-wide heart healthy park listings can be found here.