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Our Towns Recreation tells families to ‘Go Take a Hike!’

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Our Towns Recreation, a collective of six local Recreation Departments, is working together to introduce more activities for families in Rochester and the surrounding areas.

“Our Towns Recreation was formed by a connected group of recreation professionals looking to support and share ideas with each other during the pandemic,” said Art Jacobs, Rochester Recreation Supervisor. “We get together to collaborate and brainstorm new ways to share our beautiful natural resources with our residents and visitors.”

Our Towns include recreation departments in Rochester, Wakefield, Alton, New Durham, Wolfeboro, and Ossipee. 

The group recently compiled a list of 18 family-friendly walks and hikes to do in the region. “Go Take a Hike” is a program meant to encourage people to get outside and get some exercise. 

“If you do 1 hike from each town, April 1 – June 30, you can earn a ‘Go Take a Hike’ sticker,” said Jacobs. “If you do all 18 hikes you get entered into a raffle to earn a prize.”

Jacobs explains that the mission for Go Take a Hike is to get people outside and give them new locations to explore within the region. “The incentive to get people outside is simple; fresh air, exercise, and the ability to earn a cool one-of-a-kind sticker for accomplishing the activity,” said Jacobs.

Rules: You must take a picture with the date on it. The picture has to represent the hike and location. You must email all your pictures to ourtownsrec@gmail.com. Pictures must be submitted by June 30th, 2021.

“Get out, enjoy the fresh air, and get some exercise,” Jacobs continued. “Most importantly, have fun!”

For inquires and additional information, call the Rochester Recreation Office at (603) 332-4120.

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