- Brass Mill Center & Commons in Waterbury, CT
- Connecticut Commons in Plainville, CT
- Crossing at Lisbon in Lisbon, CT
- Crystal Mall in Waterford, CT
- Danbury Fair in Danbury, CT
- Enfield Square in Enfield, CT
- Freshwater-Stateline Plaza in Enfield, CT
- Griswold Marketplace in Griswold, CT
- Groton Square in Groton, CT
- Hamden Mart in Hamden, CT
- Home Depot Plaza - North Haven in North Haven, CT
- Killingly Commons in Killingly, CT
- Litchfield Crossings in New Milford, CT
- Naugatuck Valley Shopping Center in Waterbury, CT
- Sam Center in Colchester, CT
- Shaw's Plaza in New Fairfield, CT
- Stamford Town Center in Stamford, CT
- The Plaza at Buckland Hills in Manchester, CT
- The Plaza at Burr Corners in Manchester, CT
- The Shoppes at Buckland Hills in Manchester, CT
- Tri City Plaza in Vernon, CT
- Waterbury Plaza in Waterbury, CT
- Waterford Commons Shopping Center in Waterford, CT
- Westfield Connecticut Post in Milford, CT
- Westfield Meriden in Meriden, CT
- Westfield Trumbull in Trumbull, CT
Mall walking is a form of exercise in which people walk or jog through the usually long corridors of shopping malls. Many malls open early so that people may mall walk, however stores and other such facilities generally do not open at this time. Many choose to mall walk as the indoor climate is comfortable and there is easy access to restrooms.
Mall walking is undertaken individually, in groups, or as part of an organized mall walking program. The Mall Walker's Association of America is one of the most popular national mall walking programs in the United States. Mall walking in the United States is especially popular amongst senior citizens.
Advantages to the mall owners
Many malls actively encourage mall walking with special clubs and benefits. It is seen by the mall owners as beneficial for several reasons:
- The mall walkers are present during hours when the mall would otherwise be mostly unoccupied, except for the workers preparing to open the stores, so there is no chance of crowding out "paying customers".
- Mall walkers tend to be a crowd requiring little supervision, but because the mall is preparing to open, the mall's security staff is usually already on-site.
- After walking, mall walkers may well stay on and shop the stores or patronize the mall's food court, increasing the traffic in the mall during what would otherwise be the very slow opening hour.
- Mall-walking programs provide good, often free, publicity for the mall owners.