Spring into action and get active
With the colder months behind us, get a new lease on life with renewed motivation to focus on your health and wellbeing. Get active by walking the dog, trail running or cycling.
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There's no better excuse to get active than walking with your best buddy by your side. Explore nature together in Victoria's metropolitan, regional and reservoir parks. Many of these parks allow dogs on-lead, so they're the perfect spot for walking, sightseeing or picnicking. Remember to plan ahead, as some parks allow dogs in some part of the park but not the whole park.
Dogs aren't allowed in all parks so make sure to check out our dog friendly parks page to plan your visit.
Popular dog walking parks:
Make the most of the Spring sunshine by jumping on a bike. Cycling is a great way to explore our parks. Cycle the many trails of Jells Park and Yarra Bend Park or ride alongside the Yarra River on the Capital City Trail. Outside the city, hire an ebike at Point Nepean National Park, get amazing views over Lake Eildon on the Great Victorian Rail Trail or jump on the ferry and explore Raymond Island Gippsland Lakes Reserve.
Visit our cycling page for more great trails.
Popular places to cycle:
Trail running is a great way to improve your fitness and try something different to running on city streets. The main difference with trail running is the surface you're running on. Instead of concrete, it could be dirt, gravel, steps or compacted trails. The surface isn't always even so you need to think about where you place your feet. Melbourne's extensive network of urban parks offer a variety of trail running opportunities for all ages, fitness levels and abilities.
Find great options on our trail running page.