As stay-at-home restrictions are being implemented across the state of Pennsylvania and the rest of the U.S., our trail can be one of the last places for an outdoor escape in the city of Easton. A place for exercise, meditation, and recharging from the stress this uncertain time brings. We are in this together! Nature can provide significant benefits to our physical, mental, and emotional health. All of us play a role in ensuring our trail and open spaces stay safe for all.
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Trail use has been surging. From fishermen to walkers and runners to cyclists, we urge our trail visitors to comply with social distancing guidelines and plan ahead.
- Maintain an individual distance of at least 6 feet.
- Do not use the trail in large groups.
- Break up family visits into smaller groups.
- Walk in groups of two or shift to single file when needed to allow other trail visitors to safely pass you from either direction.
- Carry hand sanitizer, water, and wipes to clean hands before and after visiting.
- Leash your dog and keep it on a shorter leash. Retractable leashes are not recommended.
- Clean up after your dog!
- Do not leave used gloves behind.
- Stay alert and patient!
- If parking lots are crowded, so is the trail. Come back another time. Look for off-peak hours—a weekday or during school/work hours when not everyone can go out. This will spread out the visitors throughout the day.
- Use safe speeds.
- Keep right, pass left.
- Standing still? Stand aside.
- Mind your pets.
- Be alert.
- Know and follow the rules.
Ways to stay fit or find your zen on the trail
Have you discovered our “Eight Pieces of Brocade Exercise” stations yet? They can be found across from the grassy hill where our Movies at the Trail take place, nestled between the dog park, Living Willow Grove, and Labyrinth.
” The Baduanjin qigong(八段錦) is one of the most common forms of Chinese qigong used as exercise. Variously translated as Eight Pieces of Brocade, Eight-Section Brocade, Eight Silken Movements, or Eight Silk Weaving, the name of the form generally refers to how the eight individual movements of the form characterize and impart a silken quality (like that of a piece of brocade) to the body and its energy. The Baduanjin is primarily designated as a form of medical qigong, meant to improve health. This is in contrast to religious or martial forms of qigong. However, this categorization does not preclude the form’s use by martial artists as a supplementary exercise, and this practice is frequent.“