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Mount Desert Island Hospital’s Fall Walking Series is now underway and participants are enjoying the many benefits of walking. The group, which is sponsored by MDI Hospital Wellness Programs, meets every Monday and Friday morning at 9 a.m. in various locations throughout Acadia National Park through Oct. 28.

With the company of friendly people, who enjoy a noncompetitive activity, and the beauty Acadia National Park offers, one can enjoy both social rewards and the many physical benefits of fitness walking.

Always consult with your physician before starting an exercise program. All MDI Hospital sponsored walks are supervised by a CPR certified individual who has a first aid kit and cell phone available.

For more information about this or other MDI Hospital Wellness programs, contact Kathy Mulligan at 288-5082 ext. 1624 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress in layers.  You may also want to bring water, snacks, insect repellant, and camera.

2011 Fall Walking Series Schedule
Monday, Aug. 29 – Wonderland, Parking is 1 mile South of Seawall Campground on Route 102A. 1.4 miles

Friday, Sept.  2– The Jesup Trail, Sieur de Monts Spring parking area. 2 miles

Monday, Sept. 5- NO WALK, HOLIDAY!

Friday, Sept. 9 - Bubble Pond. Park at Bubble Pond Parking Area. 2.5 miles

Monday, Sept. 12 – MDI Hospital to Schooner Head Path. Meet in MDI Hospital parking area by the picnic tables. 3 miles

Friday, Sept. 16 – The North Shore of Jordan Pond and Back. Park in Jordan Pond overflow  parking, lower lot. 3 miles

Monday, Sept. 19 - MDI Hospital to Bar Island, via the Shore Path. Park at MDI Hospital and meet by the picnic tables. 3 miles

Friday, Sept. 23 Sand Beach to Thunder Hole. Park in the parking area at the end of Schooner Head Road. 3.2 miles

Monday, Sept. 26 – The Wooded Loop. Park in the Jordan Pond overflow parking, upper lot. 3.5 miles

Friday, Sept. 30 -Jordan Pond Overlook, Deer Brook Bridge. Park in the Jordan Pond overflow parking area, lower lot. 3.8 miles

Monday, Oct. 3 – Hio Road. Meet in the first parking lot after entering the Seawall

Campground on Route 102A. 4.0 miles

Friday, Oct. 7 – Eagle Lake to Bubble Pond. Meet in the Eagle Lake parking lot. 4.2 miles

Monday, Oct. 10 – Little Long Pond. Meet at the gate in Seal Harbor. 4.0 miles

Friday, Oct. 14 – Witch Hole and Paradise Hill. Meet at Duck Brook Bridge. 4.2 miles

Monday, Oct. 17 – Bubble Pond to Wildwood Stables. Meet in the Bubble Pond parking Area. 5.0 miles

Friday, Oct. 21 - Day Mountain Loop. Meet at the Wildwood Stables Parking area just beyond the Jordan Pond House. 5.5 miles

Monday, Oct. 24 – Amphitheatre Loop. Meet in the lot just north of the Brown Mountain Gate House. 5.2 miles

Friday, Oct. 28 - Aunt Betty’s Pond Loop. Meet at the Eagle Lake Parking area on Route 233. 6.0 miles. Grand Finale!

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