Did you know that Clinton County has more than 30 miles of mapped walking trails?

Shortly after my family moved to the near-southeast side of Frankfort, I noticed small numbered signs posted around my neighborhood. Each sign had an arrow, and after following them from corner to corner one day, I discovered I was walking along a marked path. Eventually, I found a mounted placard in front of Old Stoney highlighting several different walking trails throughout Frankfort.

I’m partial to the two-mile Christian Ridge Walkway because it intersects at several points with my normal walking routes to the post office and bank. But I’ve also strolled along portions of the Clay Street, Clinton Street, and TPA Park Walkways.

The 30-plus miles of Clinton County trails span more than just Frankfort, though. Whether you want to take a light stroll around Rossville Park or a moderate-intensity hike out at Camp Collum or a jog around the Lagoons, the Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition has a trail for you. Visit the Coalition website for trail maps for Michigantown, Colfax, Kirlin, and Mulberry, in addition to the many trails around Frankfort.

The forecast shows perfect walking weather tomorrow, and by next weekend, you may not even need a jacket. Plus, we’re just a few weeks away from the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day on April 6. Let’s get a jump on spring and get walking.

Originally published at Clinton County Daily News on March 5, 2016.