Hiking, biking, walking, running, snow-shoeing and cross country skiing opportunities are abundant throughout Adams County. From a gentle stroll downtown to an exhilarating hike in a nature preserve, we have something for everyone. Let's get moving!
“Bee" Healthy symbols (bees) are found along the sidewalks on Main Street in Adams-Friendship encouraging walkers/runners to keep track of their distance.
Adams County Running Club meets every Saturday at 8:00 am at the Friendship Park in Friendship in the spring, summer and fall and at the A-F County Market parking lot in Adams in the winter. Join runners and walkers throughout the area. For more information, visit www.adamscountyrunningclub.com. The club also directs and manages the Annual Memorial Freedom 5K Run/Walk and Firecracker 1 Mile Fun Run held in July at Burt Morris Park in Adams. For more details about the race, call Kim Heinz at (608) 339-8331.
Roche-A-Cri State Park has trails for walking, snow shoeing, biking, and cross country skiing. You can also take in a spectacular view of the area atop the Roche-A-Cri mound once you have climbed the 380-foot-long stairway.
Colburn Wildlife Area is in the north central part of Adams County with access points from County Highways C and G and Chicago Avenue. With Carter Creek passing through the center and the nearly 5,000 acres of marshes and forest, Colburn Wildlife area is ideal for bird watching enthusiasts. Fishing, photography, cross-country skiing and hiking are favored activities in the Colburn Wildlife Area.