IMHO the answer to your question is absolutely YES. You should change out the timing belt on your Accord based on its age.
As a previous owner of more than one Honda/Acura, Honda recommended replacement of the timing belt at 60K miles or 6/7 years for older models based on the severe service schedule. The severe schedule is the one you should be following based on your short trip usage patterns (I believe newer models are now rated at 90K). In fact, very few people qualify for the "normal" service schedule.
In any case, timing belts stretch over time regardless of other environmental factors. Given that your vehicle has an interference design i.E. One that could result in the valves striking the pistons in the event of a timing belt failure resulting in a very costly fix, I would say that this decision should be a no-brainer.
Also, you cannot rely on a visual inspection of the belt to determine if there are any problems. When the belts break, they typically do so catastrophically i.E. There is no warning.
Wednesday, October 1st, 2008 AT 8:58 AM