For the third consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Summit Metro Parks have partnered for a hiking and education program called Healthy Strides.

During the Metro Parks annual Fall Hiking Spree, the community is welcome to participate in a free casual 1- to 3-mile walk, preceded by a brief informative talk by Akron General physicians and caregivers. Topics change each session based on the leader’s specialty. The topics and physicians are subject to change. Registration not required. All hikes will be on hiking spree trails.

• When: Sept. 2 at 10 a.m.

Where: Springfield Bog Metro Park, Prairie Trail, 1400 Portage Line Road, Springfield Township

Topic: Family health, Renee Markovich, M.D.

• When: Sept. 13 at noon

Where: F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm/Campfire Area, 1828 Smith Road, Akron

Topic: Decreasing pain and inflammation with a healthy lifestyle, David Vincent, D.C.

• When: Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.

Where: Silver Creek Metro Park/Pheasant Run Area, 5000 Hametown Road, Norton

Topic: Breast health, Amanda Mendiola, M.D.

• When: Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.

Where: Furnace Run Metro Park, Old Mill Trail, 4955 Townsend Road, Richfield

Topic: Women’s health, Jason Knight, M.D.

• When: Oct. 11 at noon

Where: Firestone Metro Park, Redwing Trail, 2620 Harrington Road, Akron

Topic: Decreasing pain and inflammation with a healthy lifestyle, David Vincent, D.C., and Theresa Sheridan, D.O.

• When: Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.

Where: Munroe Falls Metro Park/Lake Area, Indian Spring Trail, 521 S. River Road, Munroe Falls

Topic: Adult wellness, Raghav Sood, M.D.