Posted on March 30, 2016 at 8:33 AM by Victoria Mulherin
National Take a Walk in the Park Day
National Take a Walk in the Park Day is observed annually on March 30th. After a long busy day, a calming and therapeutic way to relax would be a nice, leisurely walk in the park.
Taking a walk at a local park is a good way to clear one’s mind from the stresses of the day, re-energize yourself and at the same time, help to improve your health. Make sure you take a camera with you during your walk as parks offer many opportunities to photograph nature. There is the always the possibility of capturing some great pictures of birds or other wildlife, flowers, budding trees, clouds or the sunset.
Burlington County has over 1,000 acres of developed parkland, a regional trail system and over 180 parks! What better way to get out there and celebrate National Take a Walk in the Park Day then to visit your local park. Click HERE to find the park nearest you.
Stop by any time from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM to say hello to the Parks Division, they will be at the Historic Smithville Park and Smith’s Woods! Smithville Park has a 312-acre park that features a diverse collection of habitats and terrain. With upland forests and meadows, freshwater streams and wetlands, creek shoreline and the 22-acre Smithville Lake, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing and picnicking. Smith's Woods Area is on the opposite side of Smithville Rd. from the Historic District and is accessed from East Railroad Ave. This section includes picnic pavilions and picnic areas with grills, a playground, restrooms, butterfly garden, and hiking trails.