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Trail Day in Norfolk on Sunday, Sept. 28

SIMCOE, SEPT. 18, 2008 – Local trail enthusiasts are celebrating Ontario Hiking Week on Sunday, Sept. 28, the day declared by Norfolk Council as Trail Day in Norfolk.

Norfolk Pathways for People and the Lynn Valley Trail Association are encouraging people to join them from 2 to 4 p.m. for a guided walk on the Lynn Valley Trail. The walk will be a return trip from Memorial Park, off Owen Street in Simcoe, to Lynn Valley Road, an approximately five-kilometre round trip.

“This is the first of many trail events we hope to organize,” said Joyce Flexman, chair of the Norfolk Pathways for People trail committee. “There are so many wonderful trails in Norfolk County and we want to introduce residents and visitors to them. We will have copies of the new Walk in Norfolk trail guide on hand to give out.”

Norfolk Pathways for People is a group of citizens promoting walking and cycling in Norfolk County for health, recreation and active transportation. The overall goal is to make walking and cycling easier and safer for everyone to enjoy.

Walking, hiking, running and biking develop strong, healthy bones, muscles, hearts and lungs.

“These activities can be enjoyed as a family, so bring the kids too,” Flexman pointed out. “Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. We walk rain or shine. There will be refreshments and prizes to give away.”

Norfolk Pathways for People is a Health Action project. Health Action is funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion and supported by the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit and partners with 30 individuals and organizations. Health Action promotes integration, communication and supportive environments that encourage people in our communities to live healthy lives.

For more information, contact:
Michele Crowley, Physical Activity Promoter
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
519-426-6170 Ext. 3239 or michele.crowley@hnhu.org