MOUNT VERNON — Join Ariel-Foundation Park for its second Winter Walk on Sunday. Walkers should meet at the CA&C Depot on South Main Street at 4:30 p.m.

The walk will last about an hour and there will be free hot cocoa and refreshments.

February is National Heart Month. Studies show that walking an hour a day provides many benefits, such as bone and muscle strength, stress relief, disease prevention and weight loss. Walk participants are encouraged to bring their family or significant other for an early Valentine’s twilight walk. It will end around dusk when walkers can enjoy the colorful lights on the Rastin Tower lights and the downtown footbridge.

Knowledgeable volunteers Doug McLarnan and Barry Bowden will lead the hike aimed to create a fun experience for the whole family.

The hike will take place as long as roads are open and weather is not dangerous. Participants should plan to dress in layers, wear a hat and bring a warm beverage. Sunscreen is encouraged, as the sun’s rays can glare off of snow.

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