• Cub Creek winds through the woodland at Hometstead National Monument of America.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

Get Fit at Homestead!

Mel Mann photo

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.

Weight in Pounds

Speed

100

120

140

160

180

200

220

2.0 mph

65

80

93

105

120

133

145

2.5 mph

62

74

88

100

112

124

138

3.0 mph

60

72

83

95

108

120

132

3.5 mph

59

71

83

93

107

119

130

4.0 mph

59

70

81

94

105

118

129

4.5 mph

69

82

97

110

122

138

151

5.0 mph

77

92

108

123

138

154

169

6.0 mph

86

99

114

130

147

167

190

7.0 mph

96

111

128

146

165

187

212



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:

Let's Move: America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids website

Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Living website

Did You Know?

Homesteaders in front of sod house

The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! -- Homestead National Monument of America More...