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New to Walking: Getting Started
Walk for Health
Walk for Adventure: Explore and Discover
Walk for Peacefulness, Solitude and to Connect with Nature

Here are 5 easy steps to take to get outdoors with RI Walks.

  1. Register with RI Walks and set your goal.
  2. Select a trail - one that is easy for you to get to and that matches your walking ability and interest. It can be a trail that you already know. Or find a trail on ExploreRI that is near where you live. If you prefer to walk before or after work/school, you can find a trail near there.
  3. Plan & schedule the time(s) and days for your walks. When is it easiest to fit walking in your schedule? Add walks to your calendar.
  4. Start a routine and form a new habit. Ask yourself: What can I do to make walks part of my daily or weekly routine and a habit?
    • Set a "trigger" or two - something that reminds you and gets you to take a walk (in addition to putting your walk in your calendar) such as putting a sign on your (home/office) door, locker door, or bathroom mirror.
    • Invite a friend or family member to walk with you. Join someone else who already walks. Walk your dog;
  5. Log your walks on RI Walks so you can watch your progress toward your goal.  If your health care provider gave you a RI Walks serial number, RI Walks can send them reports on your walking activity.

Walk for Adventure

Discover new places, seek destinations with interesting views, look for signs of the past left by earlier residents of the land and the region's geologic history.

Rhode Island has dozens of trails to explore. RI Walks lets you keep track of your walks as you explore the different trails and the special places that land trusts, municipalities and the state protect. There are interesting landscapes, stone walls and important historic sites that may be hidden along the trail. Look for stone walls and other evidence of how the land was previously used.

Track your walks. Set a goal. Do you want to explore every trail in Rhode Island? Or a trail in every municipality? Or the 10 longest trails in Rhode Island?

Here are 5 easy steps to take to get outdoors with RI Walks.

  1. Register with RI Walks and set your goal.
  2. Select a trail - one that is easy for you to get to and that matches your walking ability and interest. It can be a trail that you already know. Or find a trail on ExploreRI that is near where you live. If you prefer to walk before or after work/school, you can find a trail near there.
  3. Plan & schedule the time(s) and days for your walks. When is it easiest to fit walking in your schedule? Add walks to your calendar.
  4. Start a routine and form a new habit. Ask yourself: What can I do to make walks part of my daily or weekly routine and a habit?
    • Set a "trigger" or two - something that reminds you and gets you to take a walk (in addition to putting your walk in your calendar) such as putting a sign on your (home/office) door, locker door, or bathroom mirror.
    • Invite a friend or family member to walk with you. Join someone else who already walks. Walk your dog;
  5. Log your walks on RI Walks so you can watch your progress toward your goal.  If your health care provider gave you a RI Walks serial number, RI Walks can send them reports on your walking activity.

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