MCC Fitness Trail



Get your walking shoes ready!! The Fitness and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the MCC Fitness Trail - a walking/hiking trail in the scenic woods of the Bedford Campus - is now open. Supported by an MCC Foundation Grant, the 1.25 mile long FitTrail consists of a self-guided 10-station walking/jogging fitness trail in the scenic 40 acres of land surrounding the Bedford Campus. This trail serves as a recreational resource for walking, hiking skiing/snowshoeing, viewing wildlife, fitness enthusiasts, class field trips, and much more.

The MCC Fitness Trail system, situated within the scenic woods of the Bedford campus, consists of a l.25 mile, 10-station Fit-Trail with a separate .75 mile loop around a tranquil pond. Supported by an MCC Foundation Grant, the trails traverse the perimeter of a frog pond, pass through stands of pine forest, and wind through open meadows and fields. Fern beds, stone walls, waterfalls, quiet pools, and a wide variety of plant and animal wildlife make the Fitness Trail a memorable experience.

The Fitness Trail is perfect for:

  • hiking
  • walking
  • jogging
  • mountain biking
  • birding 
  • skiing
  • snowshoeing
  • photography
  • meditating
  • reading
  • relaxing

For a structured workout, the 10-station Fit-Tail combines a series of scientifically designed exercises which when combined with walking or jogging can provide a well-balanced physical fitness routine for the entire body. Individual, user-friendly exercise stations with apparatus are spaced throughout the trail. Participants proceed from one station to the next and perform the exercises illustrated at each station.

Fit-Trail Stations

The Fit-Trail route starts and ends near MCC’s Campus Center (Building 8), and travels in a loop. The first station is at the base of the field adjacent to Parking Lot M. These fitness stations provide a structured workout routine for trail users. Each station is equipped with a large, detailed sign, explaining how to safely use that station for a specific exercise. Refer to the Trail Map in this brochure for the specific location of each fitness station, or discover the stations on your own as you walk the path.

If you are unfamiliar with how to use the fitness equipment or it appears that the equipment/trail is damaged in anyway, please do not use the equipment/trail and contact the Middlesex Fitness and Recreation Department.

Preserving The Trail

To help preserve the trail for years to come  A Fitness Trail Preservation Fund has been established by the MCC Foundation.

 

 

Last Modified: 1/25/17