The world is finally starting to open up again. After months of isolation, businesses are starting to reopen, and things seem to be getting back to a semi-normal state. People are venturing out to parks and trails to enjoy the summer-like weather. But while we are all eager to get out, many people might be wondering, how can we stay active while maintaining a safe distance from others?
If you are like me, and feel like you need to be outside, there are several bike and walking trails in our area. The Cedar River Trail connects to the Cedar Valley trail at the trailhead on Boyson Road in Hiawatha. The trails interconnect to the north and the south.
Other trails include Sac and Fox Trail, CEMAR Trail, and Boyson Trail. You can find a map of all of the Linn County Trails by clicking here.
There are also trails at Noelridge and Ellis parks, as well as all the parks in Hiawatha. Tennis and basketball courts are now open, as is the disc golf course at Clark, Ellis, and Jones parks.
Keeping your distance from others and using sanitizer after playing ball, or handling equipment others use, is the key to being safe during this time. Even though it seems like things are getting back to normal, COVID-19 is still a threat, and we can’t let our guard down. Masks, hand wipes and sanitizers might seem like an inconvenience, but using them will keep yourself safe, and everyone else, much safer.
If you are like me, staying fit while staying home has been a struggle. But now that I have more options, I am appreciating the variety a lot more than I used to, especially when the weather cooperates. And even though many events had to be cancelled this summer, there are still countess fun ways you can stay active.