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Greene Walks

The Greene County Rural Health Network congratulates the 160 Greene County residents who completed the 2020 Greene Walks program! The 8-week Greene Walks program came to an end on October 31 after participants logged thousands of miles and completed weekly challenges that took their health to the next level. Greene Walkers used their walks to help strengthen their physical and emotional selves and used them as a way to help deal with the daily impacts of a pandemic. Although this fall was especially beautiful and mild, participants not only walked outside but also used indoor walking videos and home treadmills to keep moving. In addition to walking, Walk & More participants were challenged to set goals to drink enough water, to get enough sleep, to try new recipes and more!

All participants who completed the program were awarded with a t-shirt, entered in to weekly drawings, (Walk & More) and Grand Prize Drawings.

Congratulations Winners!!

Walk & More
Weekly $50 Winners

Stacey Deyo
Patricia Giordano
Christopher Peters
Bernadette Timan
Tiffany Richards
Penny Besculides
Susan Timan
Richard Schmidt
Lynda Costello
Jenny Jones
Stephanie Krasney
Christina Waid
Colleen Schumacher
Joy Pruiksma
Kelly Pilato
Brenda Jackson
Elizabeth Vulcano
Joanna Schmidt

Greene Walks
Grand Prize $125 Winners

Paula Newbanks
Karen Bennett
Brenda Vandermark
Deb Tompkins

Greene Walks & More
Alyce Reagan
Devon Russ
Catherine Sossei
Kevin Hicks

Here are just a few of the things participants had to say…

“Thank you for running this challenge and being so helpful and supportive throughout. I’ve been struggling with weight gain and a huge reduction in activity level since a knee injury and surgery last year, preceded by Lyme disease, and cancer before that. So much SITTING for 3 years! This challenge has helped me get back to a healthy routine better than anything has in a while. And because of the way you did it, my husband and son were willing to join with me, which was really nice. So thank you very much!”

“I’ve achieved what I never thought I would be able to. I am handicapped and have a bad back and hip along with other injuries to my body but I have struggled through and have achieved what I didn’t think I could.”

“Thank you for a great eight-week program, I enjoyed the added dimension to this year’s challenge, as well as the information and encouragement you sent each week. I’ve been doing this, I believe, since it was first introduced several years back and look forward to, God willing, next fall’s challenge.”

“I had a great time doing this contest!”

“I want to say Thank You for doing this challenge again this year and adding “& More”. This year has been challenging; having this activity to focus on, something positive and encouraging, has been a welcome challenge.”

“Thank you for all the time you spent with us during the last eight weeks ….it was a great challenge in an otherwise challenging time … It kept me moving!”

“Thank you again for the opportunity to be a part of a great program. I am trying to continue my healthy life style I started with the program.”

“So much fun!”

Thanks for all the emails and tips, helped to feel connected and tried a few new things.

GreeneWalks Contest

The Greene County Rural Health would like to congratulate all of the this year’s Greene Walks participants. The contest came to an end on October 26th after participants logged thousands of steps in the beautiful fall weather, got lots of sleep, ate lots of veggies, tried new modes of exercise and much more. Here is what some participants said…

“The walking and exercising parts were easy.  It was the limiting sugar that was a challenge. Never realized how much sugar some things have until I had to limit it to 25 g. Eye opening and very beneficial!”

“I am almost sorry to see the end coming. On days I can’t walk outside I have taken to walking up and down the aisles of Lowe’s and Home Depot. I am also lucky enough to be able to walk the track at the High school on my lunch hour. My husband says I am outpacing him too. Love this program, thank you.”

“Thanks, this gives me motivation to keep moving everyday”

“This has been a great experience and I am proud of the fact that I have committed to this and out of it have a great new exercise routine!”

Once again, congratulations to all participants.  This year’s winners are…

Walk Into Good Health

Learn more about the benefits of walking and how to better perfect your form along with other tips.

Greene County Walking Trails

Walking is a great way to begin or continue an exercise program. There are many walking and hiking trails in our area, click here to view our maps to get started or to find new trails to explore.

Greenville Walking Trails

Health Weight InitiativeThe goal of the Healthy Weight Initiative is to promote healthy weight among Greene county residents. The initiative will help people pursue healthier lifestyles through increased opportunities for exercise, the availability of healthier food options, and support for those struggling with eating disorders.

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Get Active in Greene County!

Engaging in physical activity can help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. There are many opportunities for physical activity in Greene County and it is a beautiful time to get outside and enjoy the scenery. Here are some of our local favorites to help you get started. Learn More >


There are many walking and hiking trails in our area. Click a town on the map to view the walking trails OR click on the town name below to download the trail map to get started or to find new trails to explore. You can also find some walking and hiking trails on the Greene Land Trust website, including Mawignack Preserve and Willows at Brandow Point.