Walk at Work
Utilize morning, mid-day and afternoon breaks by taking a stroll around our beautiful campus. The Blue and Red Paths are now marked and can help you keep track of your distance.Taking breaks is proven to increase your productivity as they allow you to mentally recover and re-focus. Exercise is proven to reduce stress and the resulting feel good factor can boost productivity by leaving you with a healthy and focused mindset. Take advantage of the UM Walking Paths whenever possible. Download a map of the trails here.
Begin your walk anywhere along the Blue or Red Paths and the markers will help you keep track of your distance. Or you may begin where the paths meet at the Magnolia tree between Peabody Hall and the historic Lyceum.
|Blue Path||Red Path||Combined Path|
|Length: 3/4 of a mile||Length: 1/2 of a mile||Length: 1 1/4 miles|
|Difficulty: Flat and Easy||Difficulty: Flat and Easy||Difficulty: Flat and Easy|
|Walking Time: 15 minutes||Walking Time: 10 minutes||Walking Time: 25 minutes|
Walking Safety Tips
- Utilize sidewalks whenever possible. When sharing the road with vehicles, stay on the left side of the road so that you can see oncoming traffic.
- Use crosswalks to cross streets. Look for vehicles before crossing.
- Be alert for other pedestrians, obstacles in path, and uneven terrain.
- Carry water with you if needed.