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  • Randi Sarf

Hiking

I just came home from moving out of my sorority house in Madison, Wisconsin. My mom and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and decided to spend a day outside. We headed to Devil’s Lake. After our strenuous four mile hike, I was feeling really strong, powerful and extremley peaceful. Hiking is a full body cardio workout. I was curious to find out the health benefits of hiking. I did some research and here's what I found.


Hiking with friends/family can lead to…

  • Lower stress levels

  • Improved mood

  • Enhanced mental wellbeing

  • Increased flexibility and coordination

  • Boosted bone density

  • Strengthened core

  • Improved balance

  • Strengthened leg muscles

  • Enhanced relationships with friends/family

I definitely want to continue hiking while being home so I’ve compiled a list of scenic hiking paths on Long Island. If you go check any of these out, make sure you send me a message and let me know how it was.


Sunken Meadow State Park, Kings Park

3.7 mile loop trail














Muttontown Preserve, East Norwich

2.5 mile loop trail











Hempstead Lake State Park, West Hempstead

3.1 mile loop trail













Sands Point Preserve, Sands Point

1.9 mile loop trail














Cold Spring Harbor State Park

5.4 mile out and back trail