10:00 Autumn Equinox Contemplative Hike

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09/24/2023 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

10:00 Autumn Equinox Contemplative Hike

  • HikeType In and Out
  • PaceTypes Leisurely
  • TerrainTypes Moderate
  • PaidOuting No
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Hosting Club: Niagara
Category: In and Out
Location (Google Maps): Quarry Road to Cave Springs loop

Hike Leader(s): Angela Lytle Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)

Pace: Leisurely
Terrain: Moderate
Distance: 4 km


Take some time out at the Autumn Equinox for a contemplative, mostly silent hike which offers an opportunity to reflect on the changing seasons in the beautiful escarpment landscape.

The pace will be leisurely to moderate but we will make some stops along the way to immerse ourselves in the forest environment, to reflect on the equal balance of dark and light coinciding with the equinox as we turn towards the darker season, as well as to silently enjoy the nature around us.  You will be invited to reflect, listen, breathe.

Most of the hike will be silent, intended to be a meditation on and immersion into the landscape.

While the pace will be moderate, the trail at Cave Springs is rocky in parts and so good footwear is essential and poles recommended.  It's been a wet year so a hat and insect repellant will keep you more comfortable. As always, carry water and be prepared for changeable weather with layers and rain gear.

This is a leisurely, contemplative in-and-out hike from Quarry Rd in Beamsville into Cave Springs conservation area and back.  We will depart at 10 am and be back before noon.  There is limited parking available at Quarry Rd.