I grew up in IL, we walked to schrool if we lived in town. I was just 4 YO when I started Kindergarten (not because I was a smart kid). I walked to schrool by myself, crying all the way that first day. LOL It was roughly 1/3 mile or so but even in the rain, snow, whatever, we walked. Schrool wasn't cancelled for snow unless the principal could not drive around town. It would take more than 6 inches of snow for schrool to be cancelled. The buses may not have run for the country kids but they were expected to be brought in by the parents or older siblings. All the farmers had 4x4s of course. This was the 70s & early 80s.Wow. I just calculated I used to walk 1.1 miles to/from school, and that is a 21min walk according to Google.
2miles would be a 40min walk. It is good excerize, but would not be fun in the driving rain or foot deep snow without shoveled sidewalks.