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A Mindful Journey Through Nature

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A photograph of the inner portion of a thick, deciduous forest.

Welcome to A Mindful Journey Through Nature!

Join us for a peaceful and rejuvenating experience on Sat, Aug 10, 2024 at 11:00 AM along the Hock-hocking Adena Bikeway starting at the Beaumont-Salina Trailhead. This mindful outdoor experience is all about connecting with nature and practicing mindfulness in the outdoors.

On this journey we will be exploring the trails, opening all of our senses to the natural world and engaging in mindfulness practices to feel more present, relaxed and grounded. At the end of our walk, we will gather together to share a bite to eat and drink, and have the opportunity to share what we noticed during our time together. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or new to the outdoors, this event is open to all levels.

A Mindful Outdoor Walk is not a continuous hike, trying to get to somewhere specific. Nor is it a strenuous hike for exercise. It is more of an easy saunter. We walk a bit, we stop, we walk more, we stop, we sit down for time (on the ground, a rock, a fallen log, a sitting pad).  We also walk without technology or taking pictures – we leave cell phones and cameras at home or in the car. This is a chance to have a tech break.

Things you will need to bring:

  • Small sitting pad (if you have one, If not, some will be provided)
  • Water or snacks as you may need.
  • Insect repellent and hat (it is tick season)
  • Appropriate footwear (boots if it has been wet, it could be muddy)
  • Appropriate outerwear (look at the forecast for temperatures or chance of rain)
  • Hiking sticks (optional)
  • A small fanny pack or backpack to carry your things.

Children accompanied by a caregiver are welcome to join us, with the consideration that all participants are committed to the overall peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere throughout the experience. This program is not highly active and does include moments where silence is encouraged within the group. Please take this into account when considering bringing children along.

Please plan to leave your cell phones in the car or have them on airplane mode for the duration of the hike. Exceptions may be made for certain situations, but the intention is to have a technology free experience.

While we love pets, please leave them at home for this experience.

Location details:

  • The Beaumont Salina Trailhead is located on Hamley Run Road in The Plains, NOT on East State Street in Athens.
  • If using Google/Apple Maps use GPS coordinates: 39.386473, -82.143872


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Beaumont Salina Trailhead
Hamley Run Rd (39.386473, -82.143872)
The Plains, OH 45780 United States
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