Where to Walk

There are two sides to Walk Cabarrus. There’s the WALK side: promoting health and wellness through physical activity, challenging our community to reach 1 Billion Steps, engaging current non-walkers and providing the support they need to become regular walkers, combating childhood obesity in partnership with Children WIN, etc. Then there’s the CABARRUS side…

This side of Walk Cabarrus is about discovery. It’s about getting outside of your daily routine and exploring a new part of the community you call home. You may already have your usual parks and rec centers. You may not. But the one thing you do have is the ability to discover a new part of this great county. In fact, it’s right here on this webpage.

Click on any of Cabarrus County’s 5 cities and towns to discover some of the amazing places where you can walk throughout the campaign.

Have a favorite spot you think we should add? Let us know!
Email getmoving@walkcabarrus.com with your suggestions.

Childhood obesity is an increasing trend in many communities, including Cabarrus County. When the work began, approximately 34% of Cabarrus County residents ages 0-18 years were overweight or obese. Recognizing the potential impact of such a trend, Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast commissioned development of a plan of action to study and make suggestions for changing this trend. With the help of professors from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Health and Human Services Department of Public Health, an action plan was developed and presented that outlined general suggestions for addressing the problem.