A Breath of Fresh Air

Hewett P. Mulford Nature Trail wood sign The Hewett P. Mulford Sr. Nature Trail on Countryside YMCA property exists to encourage people of all ages to grow together in their spirit, mind and body through volunteerism, educational opportunities, and activities in the outdoors. Established in 1984 the Hewett P. Mulford Nature Trail is maintained and enhanced through volunteer efforts. The 2.3 miles of trail is open year round. Features on the trail include a wetland, hiking trails, campsites, and watershed. 

Reigster now for Nature Trail hikes! 

Explore the YMCA woods on the Hewett P. Mulford Nature Trail and experience the wonders of nature with certified professionals.  Nature Walks are FREE to all ages of members and the community.  Meet at the lower level entry gate on the Countryside YMCA | Lebanon property. Maximum 15 participants. Register on MyZone to reserve your place.  

Did you know that spending time in nature is good for you? Scientific studies show that spending time in nature has numerous mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits. Join us for a hike in the YMCA woods as we look and listen to the birds. Meet at the outdoor shelter on the North side of the YMCA building (near the gymnastics area). This 90-minute hike will be led by Laura Stanton. This hike is open to YMCA members and non-members. This hike will be held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.

Instructor: Laura Stanton, Ohio State University Extension Educator.

July 20, 10:00am-11:30am

  • Free for members and non members

  • Meet at the lower level gate at Countryside YMCA | Lebanon.

  • All hikes will be offered rain or shine.

  • Register through Myzone.

Did you know that spending time in nature is good for you? Scientific studies show that spending time in nature has numerous mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits. Join us for a hike in the YMCA woods as we explore the natural world around us. Meet at the outdoor shelter on the North side of the YMCA building (near the gymnastics area). This 90-minute hike will be led by Laura Stanton. This hike is open to YMCA members and non-members. This hike will be held rain or shine. Please dress appropriately.

Instructor: Laura Stanton, OSU Extension, Ohio State University Extension Educator.

August 12 9:00am-10:30am

  • Free for members and non members

  • Meet at the lower level gate at Countryside YMCA | Lebanon.

  • All hikes will be offered rain or shine.

 

Take Your Workout Outdoors with Nature Fit Classes

During this one hour class offered exclusively to Countryside YMCA members, participants will be challenged at fitness stations along our 2.3 mile of nature trail. All levels of fitness are welcome. Come appropriately dressed as class will be outdoors rain or shine. Register and learn more HERE

Nature Trail Volunteer Opportunities 

If you enjoy working outdoors, consider volunteering with our nature trail. We need seedling/planting care, invasive plant removal, and trail maintenance. If interested, contact JaMarcus Gibson at 513 932 1424 149.

Scout Group Rentals

The campsite can be rented for overnight rentals by scouting groups. Contact Kristen Gadzala  for details.

map of the nature trail

Register Here!

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