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“Yoga Retreat”

Shawnee Springs Preserve
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This short little trail was a nice way to start my visit to Winchester. The trail is not very long and goes through field and forest. It is bordered on two sides by the Green Circle trail and throughout the whole walk there are little cleared area to do Yoga and meditation. The trail needs to add a few trash cans to help with the litter issue and the old waterwork foundations need some type of drainage to deal with the algae filled stagnant water. Overall not a bad walk.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Very much enjoyed walking the path in this area. It's an easy walk with lots of areas to stop and rest if needed. Saw many species of birds. Quiet, peaceful, relaxing. Heavily wooded park in the middle of the city.

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank Rita S
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Located between downtown Winchester and Jim Barnett Park, Shawnee Springs Preserve protects a small area (14 acres) of springs, wetlands and forests. It's by no means pristine: English ivy overwhelms many of the trees, and the concrete foundation of Winchester's old water works are still present. However, it offers an unpaved footpath through a shady forest and the paved Winchester Green Circle Trail beside Town Run. Places along the wooded "healing trail" encourage you to exercise, meditate and commune with nature. It is the site of part of the Sheridan Field Hospital - the largest Union field hospital during the Civil War. An urban setting that has long been neglected, Shawnee Springs Preserve now invites visitors to explore nature next to downtown Winchester. Look for the good-sized chinquapin oaks, hear the birds, and listen for the bubbling springs. This was Winchester's first municipal water source.

Date of experience: May 2015
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