The Town of The Blue Mountains has added a new spot in the community for meditation and personal reflection. With the help of the group Women of 12, the town is happy to now offer the Cedar Grove Labyrinth to the public.
Labyrinths have been around for hundreds of years. Labyrinths were commonly found in ancient myths and have now been recently introduced to pop culture as well. A labyrinth is a pattern with a single winding path that leads from the entrance to the centre. There are some known benefits from using a labyrinth but many studies are being conducted to prove what sort of benefits can come from them.
The idea to build a labyrinth in the community was started by a local group, Women of 12. These women wanted to create a labyrinth that was welcoming, aesthetically pleasing and naturally brought the community together. After many months of fundraising and promoting their idea, they were finally able to break ground on the project. The Town of The Blue Mountains donated the land to build the labyrinth at the old Bayview Campground. The process took longer than expected but now the Labyrinth is ready to be used by the public and the grand opening was June 21, 2014.
The labyrinth is secluded and beautifully surrounded by cedar trees. Its name, Cedar Grove Labyrinth, fits perfectly. It’s a great place to go and get away from it all. If you’re ever in the area make sure to check out the labyrinth for its tranquility and beauty.