(Updated 4:30 p.m.) For National Walking Day on Wednesday, April 7, locals are being encouraged to explore Arlington on foot.
Among the new options for doing so: a virtual scavenger hunt.
“Join us on a virtual hunt for hidden gems in your own neighborhood that you may not have known existed,” the county-run WalkArlington program said on its website.
The initiative from WalkArlington and Arlington Transportation Partners is virtual this year due to the coronavirus. Instead, the organizers have assembled resources for local residents, workers and visitors to take self-guided walking tours through any of the county’s 10 urban villages on National Walking Day — or any day, for that matter
“Walking in Arlington is inspiring, full of surprises, peaceful — like finding a gem,” WalkArlington said in a video, below.
Walkers can use an interactive map to find these gems, which include nature escapes, historical sites, local businesses and public art.
Participants will need to register to access the map. Those who register by Friday (March 26) will receive a free item in the mail, according to the registration page.
Photos via WalkArlington/YouTube
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