The WalkWorks program in McKean County promotes opportunities for physical activity through walking. The Pennsylvania Department Health, partnered with the University Of Pittsburgh Graduate School Of Public Health and Pitt-Bradford’s Center for Rural Health
Practice to identify walkable routes throughout the county. McKean County boasts 5 walking routes in 5 different communities. The 2016 initiative seeks to establish a route in Eldred.
Please visit the WalkWorks
For a Map of each route, select the community:
Signs are placed to promote the walking routes in each community. Look for the larger signs in each town, with a map of the route. The QR code on the map, at the start of the route, can be scanned with a smart phone to link to online information. Smaller directional signs have been placed along the route to guide walkers. Soon Wayfinding signs will be available to communities to promote pedestrian tourism. As you travel through McKean County and across Pennsylvania, watch for WalkWorks signs. Stop, scan, and walk the route.
WalkWorks is a local walking program for people of all ages and abilities. Walking is one of the most popular options for physical activity.
By becoming a part of WalkWorks, you can improve your health, socialize with friends and family
and enjoy the scenery in your community.
The Walking Revolution - http://everybodywalk.org/documentary
Walking Groups are now forming in McKean County. Each community has the opportunity to form walking groups by completing registration forms and working with a group leader. Schools, clubs and civic organizations are encouraged to participate as well as local businesses and groups of citizens who are interested in walking with others. Studies show that walking with others provides a support system as well as socialization through physical activity. Anyone can form a group. Just set your pace, set your date and time, and walk. WalkWorks registration helps your group to track your progress.
Walking Group Leader Guide
Personal Activity Log
Walking Group Tips