The Forest Preserve District of Will County has a new way for residents to get out and get active.
This year, the group began Wellness Walking Wednesdays, a free event where anyone can come out for a one to three mile hike each Wednesday evening from 5 to 6 p.m.
“Essentially it runs from May 3 to September 27, every Wednesday,” said Chief Operating Officer for the Forest Preserve District of Will County, Ralph Schultz. “We hold it in three different preserves, one here at Whalon Lake in Naperville, and also down in Joliet at Rock Run Preserve, and out in Mokena at Hickory Creek Preserve. We want to help people reconnect with nature, obviously to connect with each other and to connect with their local forest preserves.”
Once a month the walks will also feature a special guest or presentation.
May’s was ultra marthoner and survivalist Adam Kimble, who shared his journey to wellness. He discussed what it was like to run across the U.S. in 60 days, and survive living in isolation in South America for Discovery Channel’s TV program “The Wheel.”
The next presentation will be given by the Forest Preserve Police and will be on trail safety.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.