Guests are invited to experience the wonder of nature on the trails at Holy Wisdom Monastery. Careful attention is taken here to preserve the grounds to pre-settlement conditions. There are four miles of nature trails (see descriptions below) perfect for a brisk hike or a contemplative walk. Stroll through restored prairies, orchards, wetlands and oak woods. In the winter trails can be used for cross country skiing. The quiet peaceful setting helps enhance your visit here.
Breathe in the fragrance of the forest and prairie. Watch for coyotes, fox, deer, great blue heron, pheasant, turkey and other wildlife. Listen to the song of the indigo bunting, yellow-throated warbler, bluebird and cardinal. Touch the delicate textures of the wood fern. Then taste the wild blackberries and mulberries or a flavorful apple from our orchard. The grounds are home to a diverse ecosystem of plants, fish, animals, humans and other creatures living in a harmonious environment. We take special care of the land for the education of today’s guests and to preserve it for future generations.