Milford Walkers take the new year in stride

The Milford Walkers, a fun beginner and intermediate Walking Group of the Milford Recreation Department encourages residents to “walk with friends, make new ones and enjoy the fresh air.”

Year round, each Tuesday and Friday morning, the Group (with noted ages 17-99) walks along scenic routes which are approximately three miles long and have varying starting and ending locations. “We walk along Factory Lane, Tri-Beach Recreation Center, Gulf Beach and more - normal street walks,” explained Milford Recreation Supervisor Bob Hayes.

Why walking? “Walking and wheelchair rolling are great ways for people to increase their physical activity,” encourages the Milford Recreation Department, 70 West River Street. “Walking is a powerful public health strategy for the following reasons: Walking is an easy way to start and maintain a physically active lifestyle, walking does not require special skills, facilities, or expensive equipment, walking is a year round activity that can be done indoors or outdoors, walking can be done by people of all ages and abilities, and many people with disabilities are able to walk or move with assistive devices, including wheelchairs and walkers.”

Additionally, “Walking is the most common form of physical activity for people across the country. Walking can serve many purposes: Catching up with old friends and family, getting to school, work, or a nearby store and is a good option for exercise.” Walks are canceled in inclement weather. Further information can be found on