Talk and Walk with a Doc - Cape Cod Healthcare

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Healthy Parks, Healthy People Field Guide

HPHP Field Guide 2022

Plan out your next exploration of the scenic Cape Cod National Seashore with our handy guide, which includes detailed maps of several self-guided walking trails.

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Talk and Walk with a Doc

An outdoor wellness series – NEW for 2022!

As part of the Healthy Parks, Healthy People program, we invite you to join cardiologist Elissa Thompson, MD and a park ranger at Cape Cod National Seashore as they team up for a short talk focused on parks as cornerstones for human and environment health, followed by a short two-mile ranger-led trail walk.

Explore the benefits of nature and seasonal beauty on Cape Cod in this three-part series, which will be held in the spring, summer and fall, and may also include guest speakers! Topics will include exercise, nutrition, mindfulness and more, while the unique cultural and natural elements of the Cape's ecosystem will also be highlighted.

Talk and Walk with a Doc is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required and there is plenty of parking at the visitor center. Talks will be held at the amphitheater at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham (in the event of heavy rain, the talk will be moved indoors).

Talk #1: The Cardiovascular Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 9 a.m.
  • Salt Pond Visitor Center, Eastham
  • Ranger-led trail walk (two-miles) will immediately follow the talk

Upcoming events

Talk and Walk with a Doc will continue into the summer and fall with events planned for July and October. Please check back soon for details!