Somerset County has launched a new user-friendly app called “Trail Mix,” to help and encourage residents to take advantage of trail-walking and other outdoor recreation across the county.
Clint Sterling, director of Somerset County Recreation & Parks, said all the information walkers need can now be in the palms of their hands.
“The Somerset Trail Mix App offers casual walkers and serious exercisers tools for finding paths, trails and street courses throughout the county,” said Sterling. “Our goal is to get people walking for both their health and the enjoyment of county-owned resources.”
The app [launched] at Somerset County Field Day in Westover on Saturday, Apr. 21. Representatives [were] on hand to teach participants how to download and use the app.
“There’s some wonderful, accessible technology built into this app,” said Sterling. “We took top-quality drone footage and panorama photos of each location, so you can see where you are going before you go there to get a sense of a place. And, as you are walking, you can use a GPS locator to be sure you are headed where you want to go and track your efforts through a pedometer.”
Visit the Somerset County Trail Mix website for more information.