Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Creation Health Nature Trail

On May 15th, I had the pleasure of attending the ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Creation Health Nature Trail!

It was a wonderful time of celebration as Takoma Regional Hospital, the Town of Greeneville and Greeneville Parks and Rec came together to provide a beautiful hiking trail for the community!

The trail is a little over a mile long and is made up of 8 stops along the way, each one representing the 8 principle areas that affect our overall health and well-being, and make up the acronym CREATION...choice, rest, environment, activity, trust, interpersonal relationships, outlook and nutrition.

The trail starts near the pavilion at Forest Park and it is my understanding that when it is completely finished (over the next few years), it will be a little over 4 miles long, connecting Hardin Park with downtown Greeneville.

My little family and I had a picnic at Forest Park this summer, followed by a hike of the trail ourselves, allowing us to check "picnic" and "hike" off of our summer bucket list. We had so much fun and plan to do it again soon!

I hope you and your loved ones get to enjoy this beautiful little outdoor sanctuary soon! Be sure to notice the pretty little birdhouses (built by the local boys scouts) along the way! :)

About the Author: Erin Franklin is the Creation Health Coordinator for Greene County, the Head Volleyball Coach at Greeneville High School and the Founder/Director at Worthy of the Prize Sports Ministries. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization, and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of Aaron, the Minister of Music & Senior Adults at FBC Greeneville, and the momma of 2 sons, Anderson and EJ. Click here for full bio.

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