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Health Benefits of Hiking Strongsville OH

Want to lose weight and get into shape? Don't diet, hike it. Cheaper than a health club, more accessible than a swimming pool, easier than riding a bike, less time-consuming than weight training and more stimulating than an hour on a treadmill, hiking is the number one way to get healthy-and stay that way. Want to lose weight and get into shape? Hiking is the number one way to get healthy. A camping vacation is an additional way to make it fun.

Willow Lake Park Inc.
(330) 225-6580
Brunswick, OH
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 20
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Maple Lakes Recreational Park*
(330) 336-2251
4275 Blake Rd
Seville, OH
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Oct 01
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field

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Willow Lake Park Inc
(800) 421-7116, (330) 225-6580
2400 Substation Road
Medina, OH
Campground Availability
247 Total Camp/RV Sites, 247 Electric and Water, 35 Max RV Length, 20 Pull-Thru Sites, 6 Sideouts, 24 Tent Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Pets Welcome, Snack Bar, Store,
Recreation
Boating, Canoe Rentals, Golf Facilities, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Planned Activities, Playground, Swimming Pool,

Maple Lakes Campground
(800) 421-7116, (330) 336-2251
4275 Blake Road
Seville, OH
Campground Availability
225 Total Camp/RV Sites, 195 30 Amp Service, 30 50 Amp Service, 225 Electric and Water, 26 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 10 Pull-Thru Sites, 10 Tent Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Internet Access at Site, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, WiFi,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Fishing, Planned Activities, Playground, Swimming Pool,

Shawnee Lake Park
(800) 421-7116, (330) 648-2577
6464 Congress Road Box 121
Spencer, OH
Campground Availability
213 Total Camp/RV Sites, 213 Electric and Water, 4 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 3 Rental Trailers, 20 Sideouts, 15 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals, Park Trailers,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Planned Activities, Playground,

American Wilderness Campground*
(440) 926-3700
17273 Avon Belden Rd (St Rt 83)
Grafton, OH
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 15
Services
Control Access Gate, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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American Wilderness Campground
(800) 421-7116, (440) 926-3700
17273 Avon Belden Road Route 83
Grafton, OH
Campground Availability
150 Total Camp/RV Sites, 150 Electric and Water, 125 Full Hookups, 45 Max RV Length, 30 Pull-Thru Sites, 100 Sideouts, 75 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Playground,

Pier-Lon Park
(800) 421-7116, (330) 667-2311
5960 Vandemark Road
Medina, OH
Campground Availability
350 Total Camp/RV Sites, 350 Electric and Water, 200 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 75 Pull-Thru Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, Snack Bar,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Golf Facilities, Playground,

Sunset Lake Campground
(800) 421-7116, (330) 667-2686
5566 Root Road
Spencer, OH
Campground Availability
200 Total Camp/RV Sites, 172 30 Amp Service, 11 50 Amp Service, 200 Electric and Water, 118 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 5 Pull-Thru Sites, 40 Sideouts, 15 Tent Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Boating, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Kayak Rentals, Non-motorized Boat Rentals, Planned Activities, Playground, Swimming Pool,

Honey-Do Campground
(800) 421-7116, (330) 667-2295
6794 Avon Lake Road
Spencer, OH
Campground Availability
210 Total Camp/RV Sites, 210 Electric and Water, 40 Max RV Length, 25 Pull-Thru Sites, 1 Tent Sites,
Services
Dump Station, Pets Welcome, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Playground, Swimming Pool,

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Health Benefits of Hiking

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Why Not Go Hiking to Lose Weight and Stay in Shape?

A Step in the Right Direction
By Gwyn Fletcher

Want to lose weight and get into shape? Don't diet, hike it. Cheaper than a health club, more accessible than a swimming pool, easier than riding a bike, less time-consuming than weight training and more stimulating than an hour on a treadmill, hiking is the number one way to get healthy-and stay that way. As the fitness craze continues to gain steam, it's not surprising that hiking is the fastest growing outdoor activity. According to the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association Sports & Fitness Participation Report (2009), Americans remain very interested in outdoor sports in spite of economic woes. Leading outdoor activities are freshwater fishing (40.3 million), bicycling (38.1 million), camping (33.7 million), and day hiking (32.5 million).

Why is hiking winning the outdoor popularity contest? For starters, it's dirt cheap-literally. All you need is some ground to walk on and a sturdy pair of shoes that will support your ankles and serve as shock absorbers. Whether it's on a neighborhood trail or a mountain ridge, hiking is merely taking a walk on a foot path, and even that is open to your own interpretation. Unlike health clubs and private gyms, hiking requires no membership dues or monthly payments-you can even bring a friend along without purchasing a guest pass. And you don't have to go back to the same area every time, or pay a transfer fee if you want to try someplace new.

Hiking is also an accessible activity. For example, swimming is an excellent form of exercise, but it's pretty hard to do without a large body of water. And, once the temperature starts to drop, that swimming hole needs to be indoors, often bringing the cost up and the convenience level down even further. To go for a hike, the only place you need to get to is outdoors. Hiking is usually as close as a local park.

Just as you don't need any special equipment for hiking, you also don't need any special skills. Just put one foot in front of the other. As with any physical activity, if you're not currently following a regular fitness routine, you'll want to start out slow, taking leisurely strolls three or four times a week and gradually building your distance and rate. Your first step should always be a quick muscle stretch.

"Things will slow down next month, then I'll have time to get in shape." How many times have you heard that one, or said it yourself? Chances are, things aren't going to slow down. And the older we get, the higher our risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, and other complications directly or indirectly linked to a lack of physical activity. It takes time to get in shape. In order to gain maximum benefits from a weight training program, you need to spend several hours a week pressing those bars and priming those muscles. Aerobics classes often last up to an hour as well. Unfortunately, time isn't something...

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