After turning into the NCMA entrance, take a right turn to park in the lot just off of Blue Ridge Road. At this right turn, you'll see the trail head right there, and just a bit to the right of it there's a large tree and picnic table near the end of the tall screened fence that also serves as an arbor.
This walk, will be a bit different from other walks because it will "explore the interplay of art and nature." The total distance is about 2 miles; and, we'll be on the paved greenway (at the start and at the end) and in the middle on dirt/graveled pathways that go through a forest and a prairie field. What will be unique about this walk, is that we'll be spending time just "being with" several (10) pieces of art along the path we're taking - trying to "see" each object without judging (i.e., good/bad, like/dislike) - oh, how hard this is! At the end, we'll journal about our external and internal experiences. Plan on about 1-1/2 hours for this stop-and-go walk, plus time before to come together as a group, and time afterwards to journal and talk.
For those of you who have never been on these trails, this is a delightful set of trails that shifts between forest, prairie, and wide open fields.