Rhode Islanders encouraged to go out for a walk

Along the East Bay Bike Path in East Providence. Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Islanders are being encouraged to get out and go for a walk.

The RIWalks Challenge, coordinated by the Rhode Island Land Trust, is designed to entice people to get outside and explore nature while enjoying land trust trails, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve health.

The trust has installed 30 different woodland “creatures” on trails around the state.

The creatures are inspired by the plant life found in nature, the trust announced in a statement.

Each has a QR code to snap to get more information about the creature.