This summer the Forest County Health Department encourages people of all ages to get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Forest County and improve your health by completing our 100 Mile Challenge. The challenge starts June 1st and ends August 31st and you can walk, run, stroll, bike or paddle your way to better health! Physical activity decreases your risk of disease, makes you stronger, improves your mental health and helps you sleep better. It is also a healthy way to socialize and connect with others.
Keep track of your miles on the tracking log and turn them in at the end of August. Those who complete 100 miles or more will receive a custom “100 Mile” pin, will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card and will also be added to our 100 Mile Club list of all people who completed the challenge.
There are some other great programs this summer that you won’t want to miss and will help you reach your mile goals. There is a 30 Days Wild Program that will get you and your family out exploring nature and a Library Summer Bingo Program- watch for more information coming soon from the Crandon Public Library. There will be a Garden Tour in July and there are multiple opportunities to enter 5K walk/runs this summer. You can stay tuned of current events on the Forest County Chamber of Commerce Website at www.goforestcounty.com.
Also, Forest County has received designation as a Scenic Byway in honor of two of its nationally recognized resources; the Wolf River and the Nicolet National Forest. A variety of recreational opportunities are available ranging from activities on the multi-use trail systems to water based sports. There is a mobile friendly website that will allow you to explore the Byway’s trails maps with parking information, campgrounds and more. https://www.nicolet-wolfriver-scenicbyway.com/
If you have ever wanted to visit some of the walking/hiking trails but you are not sure where to go or how to get there, we will be having some group walks this summer to help you out. The first walk will be June 14th at Rat River Trail in Blackwell. We will meet at the Blackwell Town Hall at 6:00 pm. On June 21st we will meet at the Crandon Farmer’s Market on the courthouse grounds at 3:30 pm and walk part of the Crandon City Pedestrian Trail. We will publish a full list of other group walks soon.
Visit the Health Department at the courthouse in Crandon or a Forest County library to pick up a packet. Like us on Facebook to follow the progress and get more tips. If you have questions about your health or your activity level, please talk with your doctor. Please feel free to call us with any questions at 715-478-3371.
Click here to view the printable 100 Mile Tracking Log