Winter Solstice Mindfulness Walk
December 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
As the days shorten, the temperatures drop, and many of us begin to “hibernate,” there are still ways to enjoy the beauty and wonder of nature close to home. Join us on Tuesday, December 21 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm for an enchanting evening to celebrate the Winter Solstice at Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge in Hadley.
Solstice means “sun stands still,” so on this longest night of the year, we will pause to enjoy the stillness of this seasonal turning point, the stillness of the natural world, and our own inner stillness through the practice of mindfulness.
We’ll gather by the kiosk for a brief introduction, then share a socially distanced, silent walk along the Fort River Trail. This is a 1.1-mile universally accessible loop that meanders through 260 acres of diverse habitat with boardwalks and scenic viewing decks with benches.
This program is co-hosted by the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge.
Registration is required, and space is limited to 24 participants. There is no rain/snow date for this event.
“Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.” – Wumen Huikai