Why Hiking is Beneficial
By Sherry Ziesenheim
Why should I hike?
Hiking trips cost less than road trips
Sight-seeing on foot is priceless
Hiking conserves fossil fuels (unleaded gas, diesel, etc.)
Along with an environmental/economic benefit, hiking has excellent health benefits
A 200 pound person burns an average of 500 calories/hour
Lowers your risk for cardiovascular problems
Reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, and fat
Helps with mental processes and controlling body weight while also helping to prevent osteoporosis
Presque Isle State Park: Includes information about Presque Isle State Park discussing the beaches and trails along with activities that can be done at the park.
Hiking Near Erie, PA: This site includes links to hiking locations in the Erie area at Glenwood, Lawrence Park, Wintergreen Gorge (near Penn State Behrend), and Erie Bluffs State Park.
Winter Green Gorge: Includes reviews of the Wintergreen Gorge trail.