Article by Ginny Blodgett
Reading residents were out in force for Walk Reading Weekend, which happened on May 31 and June 1. Miles reported are still coming in, but by all accounts, the weekend activity was a resounding success. Reading Open Land Trust, the Reading Trails Committee and Walkable Reading would like to thank everyone who participated.
The weather cooperated providing a beautiful weekend, and many residents took the opportunity to get out to walk, hike, bike or run within the Town that weekend. Folks also turned out for a bird walk at the Town Forest and hikes at Bare Meadow, Kurchian and Sledge Woods, and the Pinevale Conservation areas. Whether you joined one of these hikes, followed one of Reading’s Neighborhood Walks, or just set out on your own, you have taken steps toward a healthier you and a healthier Reading.
About 80 folks reported in on their experience and the miles they traveled – and we know many more participated. There was even a fun run on the weekend!
Tallying up the miles reported, the total is 321.5. That means that collectively the town walked/biked/ran/hiked beyond Reading VT (146 miles), beyond Redding CT (169 miles) and almost to Reading, Pennsylvania (344 miles)!! Congratulations, and don’t forget to keep going.
Any time of the year is a good time to get out and about - whether you’re walking, biking, running, roller skating or jogging - the summer is particularly enjoyable. Check out the Map Library on the Town website to see where you can explore next.