Being a new mom can be a scary adventure for many reasons. One of them being the dreaded weight loss plan following the birth of your bundle of joy. Several of us on Team ShoreBread have been down this road before. Though we may not be experts in this field, we know what works for us and we’d like to share our findings with you. From the beginning of time, walking has been an excellent form of exercise for people of all ages. It not only helps you lose weight, but walking is heart-healthy and helps to add a little boost of energy to your daily life. Below is a list of our favorite walking trails on Delmarva for you to consider, whether post-partum or simply looking for a way to enjoy a little Eastern Shore nature.

Salisbury, MD

Pemberton Historical Park

With over 200 acres of nature and wildlife, Pemberton is a great location to enjoy a long walk, a run with your beloved dog or a summer picnic. Located just off of Rt. 50 in Salisbury, this park offers 7 trails ranging from .2 – 1.1 miles in distance. Bonus – they also offer public restrooms!

5561 Plantation Lane | Salisbury, MD

Salisbury Zoo

It goes without saying that the Salisbury Zoo is one of the best options for walking in the local area. A beautiful and mostly shaded walking path plus awesome animals is a win-win for sure. Bonus – the walking trails are very wide and easily accessible for strollers!

755 S Park Drive | Salisbury, MD

Winterplace Park

We love this park because it has so much to offer. Large fields for organized games of kickball, football and soccer plus a playground for kids. There is also a paved sidewalk that winds through the park and around the ponds, which is great for when you’re trying to stroll your baby to sleep. If you feel like taking the stroller off road, you’ll find a great hiking path that winds through the woods in the northeast corner of the park that is approximately 75% shaded by tall trees and wisteria in the spring.

6737 Blue Ribbon Road | Salisbury, MD

Berlin, MD

Stephen Decatur Park

Located just off of Rt. 113 and only a few hundred feet off of Main Street, this is a park where we played and now take our kids to enjoy the same swings and slides. In addition to great playground equipment, this park offers a recycled cork path through the old trees that offer tons of shade during the summer months. Bonus – along the trail, you will find stationery pieces of exercise equipment to help burn calories!

On the corner of Rt. 113 and Tripoli Street | Berlin, MD

Ocean City, MD

Northside Park

Covering 58 acres on the north end of town, the Northside Park is home to various playing fields, walking trails and playgrounds. This park offers a beautiful escape from our busy beach town with lush green lawns, plenty of seating areas and easy access to the Assawoman Bay.

200 125th Street | Ocean City, MD

Ocean City Boardwalk

The boardwalk, while best known for beach treats and souvenir shops, is also a fantastic location to add a few steps to the Fitbit. Stretching over 30 blocks from the Ocean City Inlet to 28th Street, this walking trail is a great choice if you want to see the sites while powering through your daily walk. Bonus – pups are allowed on the boards from October 1st – April 30th!