Join the 40 Plus Days of Wellness Challenge! 

Explore healthy cuisine, participate in wellness events, and discover the best places to get fit, all in Howard County!


Day 1: Walk around Centennial Lake

Day 2: Walk around Lake Kittamaqundi

Day 3: Walk around Lake Elkhorn

Day 4: Walk around Wilde Lake

Day 5: Have a plant-based lunch at Great Sage

Day 6: Explore Patapsco Valley State Park

Day 7: Take your pup to one of our dog parks

Day 8: Go for a ride at the Columbia Horse Center

Day 9: Glide across the Columbia Ice Rink

Day 10: Try a jump off one of the ramps at the Columbia Skate Park

Day 11: Splash Down! at Columbia Swim Center

Day 12: Test your ninja skills at NinjaBE

Terrapin Adventure

Day 13: Explore the treetops with Terrapin Adventures

Day 14: Break out your racket and see the newly renovated Columbia Athletic Club and Indoor Tennis facility

Day 15: Stroll the labyrinth at Bon Secours Retreat and Conference Center

Day 16: Hike Belmont to Patapsco Orange Grove Spring Equinox Hike 

Day 17: Peek at what's new in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Day 18: Venture into the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area from Robinson Nature Center

Day 19: See the ruins along the Savage Trail

Day 20: Grab a partner and take a dance class at the Arthur Murray Dance Center

Day 21: Explore the Blossoms of Hope Cherry Tree Grove @ Centennial Park

Day 22: Eat from the land, Clark's Farm store offers 100% grass-fed beef, pastured pork, seasonal vegetables, and more. Open Tues. - Sun. 10-5,

Haven on the Lake

Day 23: Take a class, or enjoy the retreat of Haven on the Lake

Day 24: Take a walk through the tea and herb fields at Herron's Meadow Farm

Day 25: Attend a class at Main Street Yoga

Day 26: Get your share of regionally sourced produce by signing up for Roving Radish

Day 27:Explore Columbia Association Wellness events 

Day 28: Donate blood to the Red Cross 

Day 29: Join Johns Hopkins Medicine for a 6-week workshop on living with or at risk for a chronic condition

Day 30: Find your way to Hysteria Brewing Company with Charm City Run's monthly Trails & Ales running meetup

Day 31: Learn about Youth Mental Health First Aid from the professionals at Howard County General Hospital

Day 32: Get a check-up at the Hope Cares Wellness Screening event

Day 33: Climb the stairs to Courthouse Hill in Old Ellicott City

Day 34: Walk the Trolley Trail near the Patapsco

Day 35: Help keep our waterways healthy on Earth Day by assisting with the Columbia Families in Nature: Trash to Treasure

hiking and biking

Day 36: Discover your favorite trail along Columbia's 100 miles of paved pathways

Day 37: Start the season early and play a round on one of Turf Valley's 2 18 hole golf courses

Day 38: Relax with a massage, or try acupuncture with Erin E. Devlin & Co

Day 39: Hike to the Patapsco River 

Day 40: Take a deep breath and relax at the Salt Sanctuary of Maryland