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Health Benefits of Hiking Wilmington DE

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.

Lums Pond SP
(302) 368-6989
Glasgow, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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KOA-Philadelphia/West Chester
(610) 486-0447
West Chester, PA
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Escort to Site, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails, Local Tours

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Delaware Motel & RV Park
(302) 328-3114
235 South Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE
 
Timberlane Campground
(800) 421-7116, (856) 423-6677
117 Timberlane Road
Clarksboro, NJ
Campground Availability
96 Total Camp/RV Sites, 83 20 Amp Service, 83 30 Amp Service, 83 50 Amp Service, 96 Electric and Water, 83 Full Hookups, 40 Max RV Length, 72 Pull-Thru Sites, 70 Sideouts, 14 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Marina, Playground, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool,

Cape Henlopen SP
(302) 645-2103
Lewes, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Salt Water Swimming, Kayaking, Saltwater Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Tennis, Basketball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Four Seasons Campground*
(856) 769-3635
158 Woodstown-Daretown Rd
Pilesgrove, NJ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries, LP Gas by Weight
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Go

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Timberlane Campground*
(856) 423-6677
117 Timberlane Rd
Clarksboro, NJ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Wading Pool, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball

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Four Seasons Campground
(800) 421-7116, (856) 769-3635
158 Woodstown-Daretown Road
Pilesgrove, NJ
Campground Availability
487 Total Camp/RV Sites, 500 Higher Amp Service, 487 Electric and Water, 438 Full Hookups, 24 Group Sites, 40 Max RV Length, 25 No Hookups, 38 Pull-Thru Sites, 380 Seasonal, 400 Sideouts, 25 Tent Sites,
Services
Cable TV, Dump Station, Group Area, Handicapped Restroom Facilities, Internet Access at Site, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Restaurant, Snack Bar, Store,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room, Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Marina, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool,

Lums Pond SP
(302) 368-6989
Glasgow, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Trap Pond SP
(302) 875-2392
Laurel, DE
Campground Availability
1-Mar thru 30-Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Pond Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Volleyball, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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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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