Jenn's Journey North

A Stroll Through Echo Lake Park

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L-R: Lisa Harding of NJKids Media Group, and Freewalkers Risa Olinsky and Yohana Maria Credits: Jennifer Popper
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L-R: Jennifer Popper, Edward Alligier, a.k.a. Batman, Mary Downie Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Balloon Forest Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Participants added why they walk to a chalkboard at one of the stops along the way. Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Stroll & Roll, America. (That one's for you, MGP.) Credits: Jennifer Popper
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This past Sunday, I joined the Freewalkers for its Stroll & Roll walking event.  Freewalkers Yohana Maria and Risa Olinsky organized the festivities, now in its second year. 

The walk, designed to be family-friendly, and for people of all ages and abilities, began in Echo Lake Park, another gem in the Union County Park system.  The four-mile round trip trek also cut through Lenape Park, and onto the East Coast Greenway.

Luckily, the rain held off except for a few sprinkles so that families were able to enjoy some time in nature, and seeing the autumn shades in the trees.  Along the way, there were some fun activities; we had the chance to write on a chalkboard “Why Walk,” and kids had the opportunity to have their passports stamped at each station.  The turnaround point on the greenway was in the “Balloon Forest."

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Maria thanked Edward Alligier, a.k.a. Batman, "proving that Superheroes (like Freewalkers) walk, too!”  Music at the event was provided by DJRYISFLY.

Be sure to check out other Freewalkers events!

A walk on the East Coast Greenway from New Jersey to Maine.

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