Mind Body Spirit: Walk on the Mild Side

Enjoy the outdoors, preserve trails, visit historic sites, and relax!

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Staten Island's largest conservation organization sponsors walks and hikes to introduce people to areas threatened by development. Hikes are free. Fee: Varies from $5 student/senior per year to $500 lifelong. Contact: Dick Buegler 718-761-7496

Shorewalkers
Weekend treks to marshes, beaches, streams, ponds, and oceans. Dedicated to preserving New York's wetlands and shores. Fee: $15 per year, $3 contribution per guest. Contact: 212-330-7686; www.treebranch.com/shorewalkers/

Urban Trail Club
Recreational outings in the Metro area. Most hikes between eight and 10 miles. Fee: $8 annually. Contact: Cap Field 718-274-0407

illustration: Kammy Nasman

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Reporting and listings compilation by Cara Buckley

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