A Weekly Guided Walk in Nature to Reap Health Benefits
Starting in the 1980's discoveries were made that showed spending time in nature was good for the mind and the body. In our twentyfirst century culture, adults are insulating themselves from the outdoors and spending on average around 90% of time indoors. We invite you to to reverse that trend. Each Wednesday morning beginning on May 18, 9:30-11:30, we invite you to meet at the boat ramp parking lot for a guided slow walk in our natural environment learning more about these health benefits. Please call ahead to reserve spaces for a particular date. The event is cancelled in case of inclement weather.
Explore 1330 acres of precious open space: a large lake, miles of trails, native prairies, woodlands, and diverse habitat for wildlife.
Experience the subtle, soothing sounds of the natural world - a rare commodity in our busy, noisy lives!
Get together with people who share your interests - whether fishing, kayaking, hiking, camping, riding horseback, camping, swimming and much more.
Currently all revenues coming into Chester Woods is deposited into the county's general fund. This Olmsted County agreement with FOCW states that 1/2 of the revenues from both of the camper cabin's rental fees will go into a Chester Woods donation account. This will create a funding stream for many years to be used for park improvements and additional programming.
Chester Woods County Park has established a "Legacy Trail" close to the park office. The purpose of this paved trail is to have a location for our patrons to have a spot of solitude in the developed area, and a location where loved ones can be remembered. This remembrance is in the form of brass leaves which will be engraved and then secured to vertical metal art work. All proceeds in excess of the cost of the leaves will be used for enhancements in programming and facilities in Chester Woods.