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1 in 3 adults are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and most don’t know it.
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Eating healthy food and getting adequate physical activity is an essential part of maintaining good health and provides a variety of health benefits. Leading a healthy and active lifestyle can reduce your risk of obesity and chronic disease, improve your health, and enhance your quality of life. Below are links to help you make healthy choices in Jefferson County and beyond.


For specific information about health statistics and health indicators of Jefferson County, see our Publications, Data & Resources webpage.
 

 

HEALTHY EATING

Making smart choices about the food you consume plays an important role in your overall health. Healthy eating can contribute to decreasing the risks of chronic diseases and obesity. Jefferson County has a varity of options to help you make smart food choices.

Jefferson County Farms Map

Jefferson County Farmers Market

 

 

ACTIVE LIVING

Regular physical activity can improve health and quality of life at all ages. There are many opportunities for active living in Jefferson County. The Recreation Activities Webpage on PTGuide.com offers information and links to a variety of recreation options in Jefferson County.


Below are a variety of maps for parks and trails in Jefferson County:

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Jefferson County Parks and Attractions:
A comprehensive map of parks throughout Jefferson County.

Jefferson County Parks Map
Port Townsend Walking Times Map:
This map provides approximate travel time on foot at an estimated speed of 3 mph between points in Port Townsend.
PT Walking Times Map
Port Townsend Walking Map:
Courtesy of the City of Port Townsend.
PT Walking Map
Cappy’s Trails:
Hiking and mountain biking trails west of the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Cappy's Trails Map
Anderson Lake State Park:
Anderson Lake State Park is a remote day-use park of cedar, fir, and alder forest mixed with freshwater marshes. Surrounded by 476 acres of wooded and wetland, the park slopes down to the 70-acre Anderson Lake and abounds with birds and wildlife.8 miles of hiking trails, 7 miles of bike trails, 5 miles of equestrian trails. Discovery Pass required.
Anderson Lake State Park Map
Fort Flagler State Park:
Fort Flagler State Park is a 784-acre marine camping park surrounded on three sides by 19,100-feet of saltwater shoreline. The park has walking, hiking and biking trails and roads and rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound, views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th-century-established military fort. Discovery Pass required.
Fort Flagler State Park Map
Fort Worden State Park:
Walking, hiking, and biking in fort Worden State Park. Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center is a 434-acre multi-use park has walking, hiking and biking trails and roads with over two miles of saltwater shoreline and a wide variety of services and facilities. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th century military fort. Discovery Pass required
Fort Worden State Park Map
Gibbs Lake County Park:
300 acres of amazing natural forest area with lake; Seven miles of multiple purpose single track trail; Mountain bike jumps, balance logs, built structures for tricks; Hiking; Horseback riding; 45 acre lake; Boat launch area; Incredible fishing; Challenge course; Beautiful 100 year old forest; Currently being expanded by 240 acres of include old growth forest
Gibbs Lake County Park Map
Larry Scott Trail:
The Larry Scott Trail starts in Port Townsend and travels 7.3 miles South and West towards Four Corners where it ends at Milo Curry Trailhead. The Larry Scott Trail is part of the Olympic Discovery Trail and the Pacific Northwest Trail. The Larry Scott Trails is beautifully constructed and is available for non-motorized transportation and recreational purposes including walking, bicycling, wheeling, and horseback riding.
Larry Scott Trail Map
East Jefferson County Cycling Map:
Courtesy of Port Townsend Bicycle Association.
East Jefferson County Cycling Map
Olympic Discovery Trail:
Peninsula Trails Coalition.
Olympic Discovery Trail Map
H.J. Carroll Park: 
This 40-acre park provides athletic fields, creek access, exercise trails, a BMX track, disc golf, native plant gardens, restrooms, playground, picnic areas, and basketball courts.
 
North Beach Park:
This 1 acre of waterfront is one of the few public access beaches on the north end of the Quimper Peninsula. It is an excellent beachcombers' starting point for walks in either direction. The park adjoins Fort Worden State Park making this park a popular destination for hikers. The site includes mowed grass area, rest rooms, picnic shelter, water and parking.
 
Sather Park:
This undeveloped 4.9 acre park in Morgan Hill has a clearing for gatherings and trails for exploring, surrounded by tall firs, native trees, and shrubs.
 

 

CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Chronic diseases account for most deaths in the United States—as well as most sickness, disability, and health care costs.
The most common chronic diseases include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, asthma, and arthritis.  Many cases of chronic disease are preventable through healthy lifestyle choices.
 

The Get Well-Stay Well webpage from Jefferson Healthcare provides a wealth of information to help you make wise health decisions.

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