Join us for a 2.5 - 3.0 mile walk on the Greenbelt along the Susquehanna River starting at Fort Hunter Park!
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (approximate)
Meeting point: Fort Hunter Heckton Church (River Side of the Park)
This wellness Walk With A Doc program is designed to provide some general health information and a moderately-paced walk around the Greenbelt's Fort Hunter extension. It will be an up and back walk so participants can turn back at anytime to customize the length of their walk based on their own individual fitness needs.
Leading this walk will be Dr. Silvis. Dr. Silvis is a family medicine and sports medicine physician at Penn State Health. He serves as team physician for the Hershey Bears Hockey Club and Hershey High School. He has special research interests in the care of runners and exercise across the lifespan. An avid outdoorsman, Dr. Silvis enjoys hiking, mountainbiking, running, gardening and photography. He lives in Hershey with his family.
Most of the walk will be flat, but there are some slightly elevated areas. The full walk is estimated to take approximately 1-hour based on the pace of the walkers. We encourage you to come out and join the walk for as long or as little as you are able.
Things to Know Before you Go:
- You may encounter slightly uneven terrain along with paved surfaces.
- Dress for the weather and wear comfortable supportive shoes.
- Bring a bottle of water with you to stay hydrated.
- You may want to bring a hat, sunglasses, bug spray, and sunscreen.
- There is adequate parking available at the park.
- Restroom facilities are available at the start/end of the walk.
This walk is being organized by Capital Area Greenbelt Association, Penbrook Borough Walk With A Doc Chapter and Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department as part of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources September Walk With A Doc initiative.
This walk is being supported as part of the Park Rx program sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield through the Dauphin County Parks & Recreation Department.
COVID-19 UPDATE (8/30/21) - In the past few weeks there has been an increase in COVID cases among the unvaccinated (children included). The new variant, Delta, has a high transmission rate. The CDC has elevated the Dauphin County community to be that of substantial risk of exposure. We strongly encourage our guests to wear masks at this program until you are socially distanced from other participants. While we encourage mask wearing, we are not mandating it.