Take a Hike!

Study after study underscores the value of exercise in an overall healthy lifestyle. Walking stimulates the growth of healthy bone tissue, helps keep your metabolism tuned up for weight control, and improves sleep and mental health. Join Cheshire Walkers on one of our weekly, Wednesday morning walks or hikes in Cheshire County.
To keep the group rolling along merrily, please be sure to dress appropriately for weather (layers are recommended), and bring water in a non-breakable container. For most hikes, hiking boots or sturdy shoes with good tread and adequate ankle support are essential. At the request of our participants, please leave dogs at home. Occasionally, muddy or wet sections, or places which are slippery due to leaves on the ground may be encountered on the trails, so be prepared! Each outing is rated according to difficulty and distance. As with all exercise, be sure to check with your doctor before beginning a new regimen. In case of inclement weather or for Cheshire Walkers information, call leaders at numbers listed or 354-5454 x2322.

No need to sign up, just come! 

Neither snow nor sleet nor dark of night keeps the faithful from their appointed rounds - around the gym or the multi-purpose room at the Recreation Center, that is.
Keene Recreation Center 312 Washington Street, Keene
Open for walking Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 10:30 AM, year-round.
Hours may differ during school vacations: signs will be posted.
For the nominal fee of $10,
come and walk for the year without having to deal with inclement weather, animals or bugs.  See?  No more excuses not to get your exercise --  Information: Call Meghan Spaulding, 357-9829

Stop by the Recreation Center for ideas on places to walk in Keene.  Several routes have been mapped out and maps are available in the main office.  Put down the Wii and enjoy the outdoors!
And if you're looking to take Rover for a walk, too, there is a new brochure available online and at the Recreation Center with suggestions for routes conducive for exercising your canine friends. Those who enjoy walking in the great outdoors are welcome to take advantage of the trails around Goose Pond, Robin Hood Park, and the local bike paths.  The Recreation Center has brochures that give the locations of Keene's parks.  There are also more detailed maps of the Goose Pond / Drummer Hill area online here.