Move your way and get fit this October, also known as Walktober. The three health departments of the Lower Eastern Shore invite residents to join the free “Lower Shore Walking Tour’ and walk this October at any of the 43 identified public walking routes and trails or choose their own path.

Residents are encouraged to register for the Lower Shore Walking Tour at The first 100 to submit a photo of themselves walking will receive a t-shirt. All walkers are asked to take a selfie photo along their walks and submit them for a chance at a prize. The more you walk and send photos, the more tickets you earn for a prize package. This event begins October 1 and ends October 31.

‘Walking is the official state exercise and suitable for all fitness levels,” said Rebecca Jones, Worcester Health Officer. “We hope everyone will get outdoors in this cooler weather and take a walk.”

“It reduces stress and your risk of disease such as diabetes, heart attack and stroke,” adds Lori Brewster, Health Officer for Somerset and Wicomico Counties.

For more information on walking and a list of the local walking locations go to,, or


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