This is a wellness hiking group that loves and appreciates the beauty of nature. We are a moderate to slower paced group, so if hiking for exercise is your thing just keep in mind we are not in the woods to hurry and rush! There’s plenty of hiking groups like that and mine isn’t one of them :D I’m a yoga / spin / dance / aqua fit instructor so I get my “exercise” doing those things, being in the woods for me is a communion with the nature we are so separated from in our fast-paced, over-connected society. Here, we unplug and hike among many different terrains and trails, each of which I will explain for that particular excursion. Friendly dogs welcome. ☮️ “I went into the woods, and came out taller than the trees” —Henry David Thoreau
We’ll hike in woods about 3 miles and have brunch thereafter under pavilion at picnic area #17, for those who’d like to join in feel free to stay after walking. Bring whatever you like, it may rain so I’d wear rubber boots and bring an umbrella/ raincoat, etc.
3.5 miles of road that goes through the woods. We can cross the small sections of woods and bridges that span the refuge; which may add 1/2 mile to the walk.
This wildlife preserve is a diverse habitat for many birds and fish, as well as deer.