Sometimes there's just not enough time in the day, but each week, Patch will give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself.
With little planning, and for even less money, Somerset County residents can head off for a leisurely walk through Bridgewater's Duke Island Park each Wednesday morning, weather permitting, loosely organized courtesy of the Somerset County Park Commission.
The free weekly walking group meets at 9:30 a.m. almost every Wednesday, and proceeds for a short walk along the trails of the park that can even include a stroll along a beautiful stretch of the Raritan River.
The group meets at the Duke Island Visitor’s Center at the park off Old York Road in Bridgewater Township. No registration is required.
The park commission is even generous enough to provide free coffee, tea, and treats after the walk.
But while you may not expect to lose weight as a result of the weekly walk, it is a great way to (gently) start to or stay in shape.
The crowd that gathers is very congenial, welcoming newcomers and returning walkers alike. Many wear sneakers on the easy paths along the walk.