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.
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!