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Sowing Seeds in Nature (a Mindful Outdoor Experience with ChuckWalks of the Lehigh Valley)

We will be Sowing Seeds today! This is a SPECIAL collaboration between ChuckWalks of the Lehigh Valley and an Education Specialist from Nolde Forest! 🌱💚🌞 We will be spreading native plant seeds (provided by Nolde) in key locations along the trails while we settle into our Mindful Wanderings. The mindfulness practice will be led by Chuck.

You are invited on a 2 mile (total) loop walk to explore the magic along the Watershed and Apple Tree Trails in Nolde Forest. There are several inviting creek crossings where we can play as most of our afternoon will be spent exploring the numerous springs. The buds will be really popping on the trees and the forest floor. We will also be wandering through a dense carpeted hemlock forest 💚

Are you willing to explore your senses and trust Nature to be your guide?

If so, join us. 💚


PRE-REGISTRATION through Nolde Forest is REQUIRED for this event. Please see info below to register and/or contact Nolde Forest:

Registration Link: click on green button in upper righthand corner of this page

Nolde Forest contact: Rebekah Sheeler at rsheeler@pa.gov or by phone at (610)796-3689


**This event is open to children, but is not for those who can't walk on their own or have the ability to sit quiet and midnfully for up to 20 minutes.**



We will be walking mostly on the trail 💙 but will be wandering a bit too. This route is listed as easy to moderate. This route is mostly easy with the steeper portion on the downhill.  🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️

REMEMBER: This is rain or shine (unless heavy rain or thunderstorms) so please dress appropriately and in layers for this 3 hour outdoor adventure.

We will be walking over some uneven terrain and mud/near water so please be prepared with solid hiking boots or shoes. 🥾🥾

Our afternoon will also be spent pausing & connecting with Nature and practicing proven ways to settle in, get centered & grounded, and help alleviate some of our stresses and anxieties by learning to become more present. More Mindful.

This adventure may also include:

Waking up and warming up our bodies.

Exploring the intimate nooks and crannies of some of the less traveled areas.

Spending some time with a special tree.

Maybe finding an off trail hiding place to settle in and take in the views while we practice a seated meditation (sit spot)

Really connecting with our senses and spending time with Nature.

Ending with "council practice" where we will reconnect and share our Experiences with each other.

Please bring a mask/face covering which must be worn when we cannot keep 6 feet apart from each other or other folks sharing the trails. 😷

Bring your favorite blanket to cloak yourself in and/or bring a small towel or pad for sitting for our sit spot meditation (20 minutes). 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️ You may also choose to stand.

There ARE rustic restrooms. Please plan accordingly.  🚻

This is a free event, however DONATIONS ($ or Venmo) are appreciated and should be based on how valuable you find your experience to be as you invest in your personal wellness journey.

Refer to Chuck's website for additional questions:   www.chuckwalks.com

Sunday, April 18 at 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center
3025 New Holland Road, Reading, PA 19607


State Parks


Get Outdoors PA

Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Walking


South, East



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McConnell Hall

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