Retreats

We have developed some very special trips, featuring experiences we know you’ll love. Or, contact Mimi to create something just for you and/or your group.

Hocking Hills Summer Retreat: Hike. Stargaze. Kayak.

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Start off early summer by hiking in Hocking Hills. Spend a night under the stars at John Glenn Astronomy Park. Get the chance to explore sandstone cliffs, gorges and native plants. Enjoy time around a bonfire and take a special hike on a private ranch. Following the next day is a morning sunrise hike and an afternoon of kayaking with a visit to a special hideout of barn swallows.

  • Friday May 31, 4 p.m.-Sunday June 2, 3 p.m.
  • $350 per person. Price includes 2 nights lodging, 6 meals and all adventures which are fully guided.
  • Location: Hocking Hills State Park
  • Contact Mimi: 740-591-9094 by phone or text or email mimitouchtheearth@gmail.com
  • To Register: Send $175 deposit to hold reservation to: Touch the Earth Adventures, PO Box 326, Athens, OH 45701. Full payment due by May 1st.

KAYAK, HIKE & BIKE ADVENTURE WOMENS WEEKEND

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I treasure these forested foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and the valleys and rivers that run through them, and invite you to come share them for a three-day adventure: biking on the 17-mile Hock-Hocking Adena Bikepath, kayaking the meandering Hocking River and hiking trails to touch the earth. In the evenings, retreat to the peace of Touch the Earth Adventures’ secluded shelter house or sleep in a Native-American-style tipi. Lodging and meals included.
**Bring your own bike. Bikes available for rent at additional cost.

 CHARLESTON KAYAKING GETAWAY

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Explore the diverse waterways and soak up the local culture of the Charleston area with this incredible Low Country retreat. Spend three days kayaking along sandy bays, winding rivers and the Intracoastal Waterway. In your down time, explore Charleston’s historic downtown and world-class dining scene. We’ll wind up the week with a private boat trip and beach walk on Bull Island (part of the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge). Price includes six nights of lodging and delicious meals (six breakfasts, five lunches and five dinners) prepared by a professional chef.

FAREWELL TO FALL HIKING & KAYAKING ADVENTURE

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Hike with us under wise old trees and kayak on healing waters this September 9 and 10 at Burr Oak State Park with Touch the Earth Adventures and assisted by Madison Donohue. Arrive at Burr Oak Saturday 10:00am to kayak for the day and explore a portion of the lake where we have not paddled before. There is time for rest stops and lunch along our journey. A large fire awaits us along the shore at our late afternoon secluded and hidden stop where our dinner is cooked for us over our fire. Paddle back to the landing to end our day and check into our cabins and enjoy our evening. Daylight will greet us for our sunrise paddle Sunday morning (optional). Enjoy breakfast at cabin and be ready to experience the connection we feel hiking under the ancient wise trees for the day (four to six miles).

  • Cost $350 includes: two day one night retreat, guided kayaking and hiking, lodging and four meals
  • September 9th and 10th. Arrive Saturday at 10 am and depart on Sunday at 4 pm
  • For more information contact: Mimi Morrison (740)591-9094 or mimitouchtheearth@gmail.com
  • To register: send $100 deposit to Touch the Earth Adventures PO Box 326 , Athens, OH 45701. Balance due September 1st

HIKE WITH US ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL

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Imagine your feet hiking a section of the 2,159 mile Appalachian trail that extends from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine! Come hike with other women Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 12 on a section of trail in Virginia, crossing over into West Virginia. Hike by day and sleep by night in Bear’s Den Hostel, a mountaintop castle-like hostel overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, with the Shenandoah River running through.

  • Cost $500 includes 3 nights of lodging, 2-day guided hike
  • Thursday, November 9 – Sunday, November 12
  • For more information contact: Mimi Morrison (740)591-9094 or mimitouchtheearth@gmail.com
  • To register: send $200 deposit to Touch the Earth Adventures PO Box 326 , Athens, OH 45701. Balance due Oct. 9

FULL MOON HIKING RETREAT – JANUARY

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When the leaves bathe the earth and the waters chill, Touch the Earth Adventures assisted by Madison Donohue will transition into the winter season with new event offerings. Our first event is to celebrate the second full moon of January named the Blue Moon. A one night, two day retreat, Saturday, and Sunday, January 27-28 includes:

  • A full moon hike
  • Lodging in a retreat house
  • A blazing bonfire
  • Daytime hike to learn tree identification by bark and twig
  • Creating unique art from nature.
  • Cost $285 includes: two day, one night retreat, guided tree identification hike and nature
    art, lodging and four meals
  • Information: contact Mimi Morrison (740)-591-9094 or mimitouchtheearth@gmail.com
  • To register: send $ 100 deposit to Touch the Earth Adventures PO Box 326 , Athens, OH 45701. Balance due September 1st.

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