Health and the Outdoors
Everything we do, including sitting on the couch, entails some risk. Below are links to sources of information about some risks that may be present in parks and conservation areas in Newton or surrounding areas. Also included are links about the health benefits of outdoor activity.
Health Benefits of Exercise
Saftey During Hunting Season
Other Safety Issues
Poison Ivy and Other Poisonous Plants
Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
Ticks and Lyme Disease
Small Animals and Rabies
Coyotes have been reported in Newton and surrounding communities in recent years.
Bear sightings have been reported in several towns within I-495, but only very rarely in Newton or adjoining communities.