NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A 22-year-old Florida woman has completed a 1,300-mile solo walk from her home on Florida’s Gulf Coast to Niagara Falls, New York.
The Niagara Gazette reports reports that Therese Simoneau of Clearwater on Wednesday finished her 81-day trek from St. Petersburg, Florida to the Rainbow Bridge near the falls, where she was met by her four-person support team.
She pushed a cart with her food and supplies the entire way and slept in a tent most nights.
Simoneau says she has wanted to walk up the East Coast of the U.S. since she was in high school. Her long walk was undertaken to fund her participation in a program at a school in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Simoneau says she hopes to go into prison ministry someday.