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Upcoming Events

Saturday Morning Group Hike
Saturday, August 20th, 9:00AM

Join us for a moderate 2 mile led group hike. The park is mostly open and ready to be explored.

Saturday, August 20th, 9:00 am 

Meet at the Education Area.

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Fall Hiking Challenge
September 1st - November 30th

6th Annual Fall Hiking Challenge

Get out and explore Wooster Memorial Park this fall with our 6th annual Fall Hiking Challenge a great way to try out new trails while contributing to the preservation of this great park and earning prizes.

Learn more & sign up.

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Forest Bathing
Sunday, September 4th, 7:00PM
Sunday, September 25th, 7:00PM

Meet at the Kenwood parking lot.

 

We will hike to an overlook with a wonderful view into a side ravine of Rathburn Run.  Please bring a blanket or cushion for relaxation.

 

Thoreau may have called it "sauntering," we might just call it a slow, silent nature walk...but these days some call it forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Whatever we call it, we will be meeting to share this simple practice together. Research is beginning to show the health benefits of forest bathing for balancing our all-too-busy minds and bodies. For all those who love to shed stress on a hike, forest bathing takes the already-wonderful idea of hiking and slows it down, closer to the experience of opening all our senses and savoring each new awareness. When we forest bathe, rather than walk from point A to B, we travel a purposely-short distance in order to feel each footstep on the earth, breathe aromatic fragrances, listen to individual bird songs, ponder where a slug is heading, or brush a fern lightly and feel its delicate resilience. Through immersing ourselves in the environment, we might just reconnect with our innate sense of beauty, wonder, and belonging in the green world. This activity is planned for evening in order to experience the sunset as a traditional time of rest and turning inward, as the more-than-human world prepares to leave the day behind.

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Full Moon Hike
Saturday, November 5th, 7:00PM

Full moon hike and campfire 

Saturday, November 5, 7:00PM, Education Area

Join us for a campfire and hike under a nearly full moon.  The hike will be 1.5 to 2 miles and moderately strenuous.

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