Just before Valentine's Day, take the Heart Hike at Ritchey Woods! Finding images on the nature preserve's trails that show heart shapes in nature, and stick around after your hike to warm up by the campfire!
During your short, self-led hike, look for images of hearts that are naturally occurring in nature that we've placed along the walking trails, like a heart-shaped tree trunk, birds forming their wings into a heart shape, and more!
This event is free and will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, February 11. No registration required. All are welcome.
The federally designated event reinforces the importance of heart health and the need for more research, with a reminder to get families, friends and communities involved. It’s a tradition that’s over half a century strong. The first proclamation was issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson in February 1964, nine years after he had a heart attack. Since then, the president has annually declared February American Heart Month.