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Outdoor recreation resources available to faculty, staff

outdoor rec

WVU and WVU Medicine are working to support a healthier, happier community by coordinating existing wellness initiatives. The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness has been established to help support these important efforts. Be sure to look for messages from the Office in future ENEWS emails to learn about current initiatives and ways to improve your own wellbeing. This month, we focus on outdoor recreation opportunities:

With summer coming to an end and cooler temperatures on the horizon, it’s a great time to take advantage of the beautiful weather by moving your workout outdoors. Interested in getting more steps during the workday? There are marked walking paths around Ruby Memorial Hospital and the Health Sciences Center for your convenience. Core Arboretum also offers three miles of foot trails - all free for visitors to use.

Feeling a little more adventurous? Many Adventure WV trips are open to WVU and WVU Medicine employees. They also offer a low-cost gear rental service, and have everything from bicycles to bouldering pads to backpacking stoves. You do not have to be a member of the Campus Recreation Center to use these resources.

Check out DIY Outdoors, where you can search by activity or location to find adventures in our region. Get out and go explore.