FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2022 Daily Walks & Hikes
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
For more information contact:
Todd Elsworth, Recreation Northwest
GTFO! Get your Daily Dose of Nature with Recreation Northwest with Guided Walks & Hikes in Bellingham Parks.
BELLINGHAM, WA (February 24, 2022) –
Recreation Northwest is now offering daily walks and hikes in local Bellingham Parks to help people get their daily “Dose of Nature.” The organization aims to serve those who are looking to engage with nature, gain a sense of place, and connect with others outdoors in Bellingham. These daily outings are designed for EVERYONE: people who are looking to connect with others, people who need motivation to get outside, people feeling burnout or isolation, those who are new to town and want to get to know local parks and connect with the community in nature. The organization also encourages you to “GTFO” and Get the Family (and friends) Outside with their complete list of activities and experiences.
“Over the course of the past two years we have witnessed resounding recognition for the value that the outdoors holds and the healing powers it provides,” describes Elizabeth Nelson, director of programs. “Our outings reflect our Parkscription’s program philosophy highlighting the mental, emotional, and community health benefits of nature while getting to know the local trails in our parks.”
Rotating between Bellingham Parks, the walks offer a casual level of activity with minimal elevation gains. The hikes are for people with beginner to intermediate skills, featuring variable elevation gains and longer distances. These guided two and three-hour outings will alternate day-to-day from park-to-park. They’re just $15 per person. Scholarships and custom experiences are also available.
A sample walk is the South Bay Trail along the Bellingham Waterfront that follows an old railroad grade path, featuring notable historic markers to educate the public about local history, while taking time along the way to stop and use your senses to take in the sights and sounds of the natural surroundings. An example of a hike can be found at popular Lake Padden park where the trails are narrower and wind through the mature forests with your guide educating your group about the local flora and fauna while immersing yourself in nature.
“We are evolving to add more Outdoor Recreation & Nature Education programs for the public to meet the needs of our community,” explains Todd Elsworth, executive director. People will have opportunities to learn essential outdoors skills, trail etiquette, and the benefits of nature through our variety of programming.”
For details and to register online, go to RecreationNorthwest.org today.
About Recreation Northwest
Recreation Northwest is a mission-driven organization working to encourage the community to understand the benefits of nature. Their vision is “Community Connected to Nature.” Their mission teaches the health benefits of nature, promotes outdoor recreation and stewardship.
Learn more by visiting RecreationNorthwest.org.
For questions or comments, reach out to Executive Director, Todd Elsworth.
Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.