Start your New Year off in nature by exploring all of the trails that Greater Fall River has to offer! You don’t have to travel far to go on a beautiful hike and enjoy the winter weather. Read the Herald News Article below to learn some practical hiking tips as well as the best trail locations near you!
Get outside and enjoy a winter hike on these trails around Greater Fall River
By Kristina Fontes, Herald News on January 9, 2024
“Have some resolutions you’re hoping to stick to this year? Maybe even ones that involve incorporating more movement into your daily routines?
Finding something you enjoy doing makes you more likely to stick with that activity, so that it becomes a habit, and also something that you look forward to.
If you’d like to add more walking to your everyday habits, consider heading outside and enjoying some local hikes this winter!
The Greater Fall River area has a lot of natural beauty to offer, and you don’t need to be an expert hiker to enjoy it.
As with getting outdoors at any time of year, it’s important to wear the right clothing, and to take all necessary precautions.
Here’s where you can get outside and enjoy some fresh air with a local winter hike, as well as some winter hiking tips:
Safety first: What to keep in mind for hiking in winter
There are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to winter-time hiking.
The National Park Service even offers winter hiking tips for when you want to head outside:
- Bring the right gear, like sunscreen, sunglasses, water and snacks, and traction devices if you’re going to be walking on ice and snow.
- Dress in layers.
- Know where you’re going: You can’t always rely on cell service, so have a map and compass (or GPS) handy.
- Check the weather forecast and know trail conditions.
- Wear appropriate shoes, such as waterproof boots.
- Pack a first aid kit.
- Know your route, and don’t rely on others’ tracks.
- If you’re in a space where there might be some present, be aware of wildlife and always keep your distance.
For even more winter hiking tips and advice, visit the National Park Service’s website.
Here are just some of the many places around Greater Fall River where you can enjoy some time outside this winter:
Bioreserve Loop Trail, Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve
2929 Blossom Rd., Fall River
A 20-mile path taking visitors on a tour through all the natural landscapes found in Fall River’s forested eastern half.
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Photo Credit: Dan Medeiros, Herald News