Walking is a highly underrated and readily available physical activity, and it is one of the easiest ways to stay healthy on campus.  Students, staff and faculty have a great excuse to walk — getting to class, meals, social activities, town, and athletic fields.  Every step counts! In addition, time spent in nature can improve both your physical and mental well-being. Take advantage of being in “the forest” and consider the following.

Walking–especially outdoors in nature- has many physical and mental health benefits and can help:

  • boost the immune system
  • lower blood pressure
  • decrease body fat and increase metabolic rate
  • promote cardiovascular protection
  • improve muscle strength
  • reduce stress
  • improve mood
  • improve alertness, concentration and focus
  • increase energy levels
  • improve sleep
  • improve your confidence and self-esteem
  • increase your physical activity
  • connect you to your local community

Distance adds up when you walk on and around the Drew campus. All you need is a good pair of walking shoes and you’re ready to go!

Click on the route map guides below to help visualize the ground you can cover here at Drew.