If you have been looking for an easy, fun, and free way to increase your physical activity, seize the opportunity! Walking is a great way to improve your health and have fun with your family and friends of all ages. Additional Statewide program information can be found by clicking here.
What is WalkWorks?
To increase opportunities for physical activity, the Pennsylvania Department of Health has partnered with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Center for Public Health Practice to create a network of fun, fact-filled, community-based walking routes and walking groups. WalkWorks:
- Identifies and promotes safe walking routes;
- Offers social support through guided, community-based walking groups;
- Helps schools develop walk-to-school programs; and
- Addresses local policies to increase safe walking routes
The Program in Bangor
We have designated 3 routes in the Bangor School District, two are located in the Borough and one is at the school campus off 5 Points Richmond Road. Maps and information about each route can be found below:
Historic Downtown Bangor Route (Weekly walks start at 8:30am every Tuesday)
Memorial Park Route
Bangor Area School District Route
Contact the Borough office at 610-588-2216 for information about registering for the weekly walks.