Celebrate Walk MD Day in Columbia
Happy Walk MD Day!
What is Walk MD Day?
Walk MD Day is a statewide initiative that encourages everyone to get out and walk on October 7, 2020. Most years, we are able to organize group events, but you can still celebrate with your family or socially distanced with friends. Plus, MDOT has officially dubbed this entire month Walktober, so you’re encouraged to get those steps in through Halloween. That means it’s time to mask up and get out for Walk MD Day in Columbia!
In honor of Walk MD Day, Columbia Association’s Open Space team wanted to share some of their favorite Pathway routes.
Top picks for Columbia walks for Walk MD Day:
(Routes posted on CA’s new AllTrails profile)
- Lake Elkhorn (2 miles)
- Lake Kittamaqundi (1.4 miles)
- Wilde Lake (1.3 miles)
- Locust Park Pool to Jackson Pond (2.3 miles)
- Dorsey Run Watershed / Kendall Ridge loop (2.3 miles)
- River Hill loop (2.1 miles, starting at Columbia Gym)
- Kings Contrivance/Amherst House loop (1.6 miles, starting at Amherst House)
Did you know…
Did you know that walking is Maryland’s official state exercise?
Speaking of walking, Howard County’s Office of Transportation is looking at improving walkability (and biking), particularly along Robert Fulton Drive.
The proposed design for the Robert Fulton Drive shared-use pathway.
A public input meeting will take place Thursday, October 22, from 7pm to 8pm. You can register here.
Share your walking photos with us on CA’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages!
If you are looking for a walk closer to you, check out CA’s detailed Pathway map.