Get Fit at Homestead!
Mel Mann, 2010 Artist-in-Residence
Do you know about the many benefits of exercise? Homestead National Monument of America is a good place to come and exercise, to burn off unwanted calories. Visitors can walk on our 2.5 miles of trails, breathing fresh air with opportunities for wildlife viewing and quiet reflection. Plus, it's free. There's no fee to use the trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.
Find out here how many calories you can burn, depending on what trails you explore.
What else can you do at the monument for exercise and healthy living?
Click here to see our general trail map
Pull some weeds! : Get involved with our Community Garden near the Heritage Center
Get some binoculars and a bird ID guide and go birding!
Have a GPS unit? Explore the monument using our Earthcaches!
Links to to other healthy living websites:
Did You Know?
Under the Homestead Act, 270 million acres of land, or 10% of the nation, was given away. The only monetary payment for each 160 acre claim was an $18 filing fee. More...