Healthy Family Fun

10-26-2015

Healthy Family Fun

Everyone can gain the health benefits of physical activity. Some of these benefits include: weight control, stronger bones and muscles, improved mental health and mood, being able to carry out daily living activities, reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and even some cancers, according to the Center for Disease Control.

A fun way to do this is by exercising with your children. Here are a few of our favorite places to go on Delmarva:

  • Assateague Island State Park offers a four mile biking course on the Maryland side that is flat and easy for bikers of all levels.
  • Delaware Seashore State Park has a few trails great for exploring, they even offer seasonal horseback riding along the four miles of walkable terrain.
  • The Fred Hudson Road and Prickly Pear Trails are bicycle friendly as well as easily walkable. Both trails have access at the Hickman Road parking lot.
  • The Carousel Hotel Ice Skating Rink is a great place to go throughout the fall and winter.
  • Families with children ages seven and up can head to Frontier Town and complete their high ropes course featuring wooden platforms, bridges, and many other obstacles.

There are an endless variety of places throughout Delmarva perfect for outdoor family fun and exercise; these are just a few places to keep in mind next time you and your family want to accompany a fun day out with beneficial exercise.

For information and listings of all fall events, check out these sites:
www.destateparks.com/fallprograms
www.worcesterrecandparks.org/.