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Wellness Walk @ J. Timothy Ritchie

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT

creek in the fall

creek in the fallUnwind and connect with nature with our Wellness Walks series, hosted by Shirley Heinze Land Trust, Purdue University Nutrition Education Program, and Community Healthcare System. Held on the 10th of each month, these FREE Wellness Walks will take place in various Shirley Heine nature preserves throughout Northwest Indiana and will focus on a variety of conservation, physical activity and health related topics from our partners.

Our last Wellness Walk of the year will take place at J. Timothy Ritchie Nature Preserve on Thursday, October 10, 2024 at noon CT.

Ritchie Nature Preserve is a hidden gem tucked away in the town of Chesterton. Autumn will bring out brilliant fall colors of beech and maple trees of this floodplain forest. This event features a casual stroll through the woods, with opportunities to chat with healthcare professionals while learning about the local ecosystem. Our hike leaders will also demonstrate how spending time outside benefits your health.

Ritchie Nature Preserve is located near 1253 Violet Ave, at the end of the street, in Chesterton, IN.

  • Trail length: 0.82 mile
  • Terrain: mostly flat
  • We recommend to bring sturdy shoes and a water bottle.

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About Us:
SHLT Logo The mission of Shirley Heinze Land Trust is to preserve and restore natural lands and waters in northwestern Indiana, and to engage people in nature and conservation.


Purdue Extension NEP Logo

Purdue University Nutrition Education Program is working to improve community wellness and health equity for all Hoosiers, especially those of us who have the least, through two major offerings: direct education and community wellness initiatives.


Community Healthcare System Logo

At Community Healthcare System, we value meeting the vital responsibilities in the community we serve, and take a leadership role in enhancing the quality of life and health, striving to reduce the incidence of illness through clinical services, education and prevention.



For inclement weather, participants will be notified. Rain Date is on 17th of each month.


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October 10
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
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J. Timothy Ritchie Nature Preserve
1253 Violet Ave
Chesterton, IN 46304 United States
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