Spirit In Nature Path Sanctuary


The Spirit In Nature Path Sanctuary is located in the foothills of the Green Mountains, just up the road from the village of Ripton, VT. It offers a space for ceremony, nature study, insights into religous faiths, and pathways for quiet walking.

If you are coming from out of state, find Middlebury, Ripton, or Hancock, VT. Google Maps

Coming from Route 7 in Middlebury, take Route 125 east for 5.5 miles (passing through Ripton), then turn right onto Goshen Road and go four tenths of a mile to the Spirit In Nature sign on the left.

Coming from Route 100 on the eastern side of the Green Mountains, take Route 125 west from Hancock for 10.3 miles until you reach Goshen Road and turn left and go four tenths of a mile and Spirit In Nature will be on your left . Safe travels!


The Paths

Diverse paths of wisdom toward an earth restored...

Come join our path center at Spirit In Nature. Immerse yourself in nature by walking any of the 14  paths.  Each path is 1/7th to 1.5 miles long and includes posted sayings along the way to remind you how deeply connected faith tradition is to nature. Learn. Meditate. Relax. Enjoy. After walking the paths, come to the peaceful Sacred Circle, a large 60-foot diameter circle surrounded by towering white pines.

Spirit in Nature is located on 70+ acres near the Robert Frost Trail, with 9000 feet of river and brook frontage in mixed forest and open areas. Open year around, dawn to dusk, in winter for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Choose to walk any of the following paths.  Hindu, Jewish, Moslem, Bahai, Friends(Quaker), Christian, Pagan, Buddhist, Unitarian Universalist, Native American, Druid, Children's, Interfaith Peace Path and access paths.  There is also a labyrinth and a sacred circle.

Admission by Freewill Donation