Decorah is Joining Healthiest State Initiative, Hosting Multiple Community Walks on October 6th

Physical activity is one of the most important things all Iowans can do to improve their health – and walking is a great way to get moving while connecting with your fellow community members. The Iowa Healthiest State 11th Annual Walk, presented by Delta Dental of Iowa, asks Iowans to walk for 30 minutes. Upper Explorerland’s Safe Routes to School program is partnering with multiple local organizations to join the effort on October 6th.

In honor of the 11th annual walk, 11 walks have already been registered in Winneshiek County. The following walks are open to the public and everyone in the area is encouraged to attend one (or more)!

October 6th Community Walks:

11:00a-Decorah Chamber Walk-Starts at the Visitor Center, hosted by Decorah Area Chamber Commerce

4:30p-Community Walk– Starts at Vesterheim Courtyard, hosted by Vesterheim Museum

5:30p-Decorah Rocks Healthiest State Hike-Starts at Twin Springs, hosted by Decorah Rocks

5/5:30p-Minowa Heights Neighborhood Walk-Starts at Miller Park (5p-social/playtime, 5:30-walk)

6:15/6:30p-Scoop n’ Stroll-Starts at Sugar Bowl, hosted by RESET ’21 Business Conference (6:15-first 30 participants get a free scoop of Ice Cream! 6:30-walk)

Those who participate in a public walk receive a free “Decorah Walks” button thanks to the Decorah Chamber. For more detailed information about any of the October 6th community walks, or to register your own walk, please visit Questions can be emailed to Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator April Bril at [email protected].  Together we can help Iowa become the healthiest state in the nation!