Getting Out

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  • Sarah Gokey and Mino Caulton of Leeds talk about cycling as a way to get outside and stay active during the COVI-19 pandemic. Photographed at the Elwell Recreation Area in Northampton on Friday, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Brant Jones of Northampton talks to the Gazette about getting outside and active his daughters, Piper, center, 9, and Winnie, 11, play in the Elwell Recreation Area in Northampton during a bike ride on Friday, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton High School seniors Lucia Dostal, left, and Willa Sippel and junior Vivian Kaufman, right, stop to talk with the Gazette about getting outside and staying active while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photographed during their ride through Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence on Friday, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Bill Gerry of Northampton gets some of his daily 10,000 steps in while crossing the Connecticut River on the Norwottuck Branch of the Mass Central Rail Trail in Northampton on Friday, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Bill Gerry of Northampton pauses on the Mass Central Rail Trail bridge over the Connecticut River in Northampton on Friday, March 27, 2020, to talk with the Gazette about staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gerry has an app on his phone to track his goal of 10,000 steps each day. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Bill Gerry of Northampton pauses on the Mass Central Rail Trail bridge over the Connecticut River to check his progress on his goal of 10,000 steps each day during a walk on the Norwottuck Branch of the MCRT in Northampton on Friday, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton High School seniors Lucia Dostal, left, and Willa Sippel and junior Vivian Kaufman, right, stop to talk with the Gazette about getting outside and staying active while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photographed during their ride through Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence on Friday, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton High School seniors Lucia Dostal, left, and Willa Sippel and junior Vivian Kaufman, top, stop to talk with Gazette reporter during a ride through Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence on Friday, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Many couples were seen holding hands at Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence as temperatures climbed into the fifties on Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton High School junior Vivian Kaufman, center, looks back at seniors Lucia Dostal, left, and Willa Sippel during their ride through Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence on Friday, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Many couples were seen holding hands while walking at Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence on Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Many couples were seen holding hands at Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence as temperatures climbed into the fifties on Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Published: 3/30/2020 2:11:03 PM

By STEVE PFARRER

Staff Writer

 

The way Brant Jones sees it, it’s pretty essential that he get outside at least once every day amid the COVID-19 outbreak — just as it’s essential his daughters, Winnie and Piper, get outdoors, too.

“We all need it,” Jones said on a recent Friday afternoon as he and his girls walked around Elwell State Park in Northampton, along the Connecticut River by the Norwottuck Rail Trail. 

 

 

 

 

 

   




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