Fall Up: 3 Quick & Healthy Breaks, Upper Valley VT-NH
Your feet are practically scampering away from you, and outdoor foliage and sunshine (or perhaps the pouring rain, no diff) are dragging you away from whatever you have going. But where to go? On a tight budget? With only an hour (and a bit) before circumstances end your quick and healthy time-out?
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Ideas for fall breaks? Muddy Boots suggests these exercise-oriented outings in the Upper Valley, especially for seniors:
#1 Take the waters
In the indoor warm pool at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC). Be lazy in the lazy river. Pound your sore muscles with the sprays, jets, and overhead water droppers. Dance with vigor around the warmish pool. Do some leg lifts and arm strengtheners. Aquatic basketball? The curvy slide? Float in the relaxing ripples?
Budget-finite seniors will want to check in with UVAC about “Senior Free Fridays”, including free admission and/or free H20 Fitness class, or reduced-price admission on weekday evenings.
#2 Squeeze in
A last-of-the-year outing on your bike OR a vigorous stroll on the Northern Rail Trail. You might head east from the center of Enfield for a quiet stretch of the choo-choo track. More immediately accessible: the terminus in Lebanon NH.
Northern Rail Trail Link: Information and Access.
#3 Climb for a long view
From the fire tower on Gile Mountain in Norwich VT. The trail is known officially as the Tower Trail. Get to the trailhead via the map below (about a 15-minute drive from Norwich), helped along with a detailed written description by the Dartmouth Outing Club. This is an easy 1.4 mile round-trip hike-let.
Quick & Healthy Fall Breaks in the Upper Valley, VT-NH: Berries, Birds, Walk: 3 Quick & Healthy Breaks, Upper Valley, VT-NH. And longer fall break: Gorge & Gawk: All In A Day, Quechee VT
Photo credits. Vermont Foliage: CC BY-ND by Giggs Huang. Floating: CC BY 2.0 by Emily Kneeter. Rail Trail:CC BY-SA by Dave Herrmann. View from Gile Mountain: CC BY-SA 2.0 by Sage Ross. Swimming dog: CC BY 2.0 by Ordinary Guy.