In his poem, “The Peace of Wild Things”, Wendell Berry speaks to the renewal found in a hike or paddle adventure.

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
— Wendell Berry

In hopes to provide you with access to such outings we provide a weekly calendar of events that highlight certain activities in your area. For example this week, you can learn about the Black Bear -More info:here. Or perhaps you would like to learn more about the Tundra Swan More info:here.

And there are more adventures this week for the birds. Lake James State Park provides a ranger led adventure with this compelling description: “Park Ranger Jamie Cameron leads an intrepid group of explorers down into the inaccessible “River Section” of the park. Scouting forays have shown the area to be a haven for winter sparrows and there’s no telling what we’ll turn up. There are no trails and the birding will be fast and furious so be prepared for a challenging, but potentially rewarding experience.” More info:here.

Whatever your interest we hope that you find an adventure that allows you to “rest in the grace of the world”. Select an area of interest from our locations page here. Or create your own adventure using our Trips and Tips resource found here.