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Beauty Walks

Our Beauty Walks are for people trying to make the world a decent place to live, and who sometimes get burnt out by their efforts. These are an opportunity to come together with others and listen for the refreshing whispers of wilderness wisdom.

Beauty Walks meet at different locations (mostly near Portland, Maine) each week to walk, reflect, converse, and then return with a renewed spirit to your important work in the world.

The practice of Beauty Walks is inspired by Animal, Vegetable, & Mineral: The Sacred Connection, an article by Carol Lee Sanchez, and was introduced to Renewal in the Wilderness by a member of our Board of Directors, Sharon Welch, who has used this practice with her students.

Follow the links below to see details about dates, times, and locations for our local Beauty Walks. 


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Wellness Hikes

Our free Wellness Hikes are for caring professionals, including everyone from social service workers to health care providers to first responders to teachers to faith community leaders to many things in between.

We are gathering on most Wednesdays from June-October at either 12pm or 6:30pm to spend some time moving, reflecting, and connecting with wild nature.

These Hikes are part of our "Wellness for Portland Communities of Care" program. Click the button below to learn more about this Program and how you can get involved.


If you aren't near enough to join our guided Beauty Walks or Wellness Hikes that's okay, we've got you covered. Follow the link below to get some guidance on how to create your own experience of the natural wisdom in your local area.