A 30- to 36-inch path is wide enough for one person to walk comfortably, and 48 inches is good for two side by side; a 50- to 60-inch width is needed for a riding mower.
For a primary path, use a nonslip surface material that can be set firmly and evenly. Cut stone slabs, bricks or large stones set close together work well.
Set bricks or other pavers over a crushed-stone base to keep them level. Edging will prevent the bricks or pavers from spreading and shifting.