Safety Tips

Be Visible! At dusk, dawn or night, wear re ectorized clothing for visibility. During the day, wear bright, light clothing. Be Careful! Always look both ways before crossing the street. When crossing wait for a safe gap in tra c and make eye contact with the driver of any approaching vehicle. Make sure drivers see you. Don’t dart out or suddenly enter the street. If you are emerging from behind a parked car or other obstacle, slowly step out and make sure you are visible. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing tra c. Be Alert. Be aware of all tra c, particularly vehicles making a “right on red”. Walk with a friend. Walk with someone is safer than walking on your own. Encourage a friend or family member to join you. Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen.

Yancey County Schools Foundation Fall Scamper 5K Route:
The rst mile goes downhill on East Main the takes a left up Azalea Lane to Green Mountain Drive to the School Board O ce. The second mile makes a loop around School Circle back out Green Mtn. Drive then turns left onto N. Main back to the Square then heads downhill on W. Main. The third mile continues down W. Main to a right turn onto Robertson Street to the Community Building turn around, comes back out Robertson Street and back up West Main to the nish line on the Square.

Yancey County Community Walking Guide
Physical activity is one of the best ways to

prevent disease
and walking is one of the easiest ways to add activity into your day and to stay healthy. Throughout Yancey County, there are some wonderful walking routes where you can

Fit Families 5K Course Race:
begins at Burnsville Town Square. Head past Town Hall and down West Main Street to Cherry Lane. Turn right on Cherry Lane to Sunset. Turn right on Sunset to Robertson. 1 mile marker is just past the crest of the hill along with a water station. Turn right on Robertson to West Main Street. Turn left onto West Main Street and back up the hill. At the square bear left to North Main Street. Turn left onto North Main. Mile 2 marker is next to the turn onto North Main. Take North Main to Green Mountain Drive Turn right onto Green Mountain Drive and go around School Circle. Head back down Green Mountain Drive and turn left onto North Main Street. Head up the hill with the nish being at the Baptist Church.

unwind, meet friends or just focus on
improving your health.

This guide features a collection of safe, structured, and measured walking routes in Yancey County. So, get your heart pumping and stretch your legs as you explore these rich outdoor resources.

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