Mindfulness Walk

We invite you to take a Mindfulness Walk at Petros Lake Park. In conjunction with Stark Mental Health Addiction & Recovery (StarkMHAR), this one mile walk travels on several surface types and through different habitats while offering activities related to mental health and self-care.

Ten stations promote relaxation, focus and awareness, reflection, and embracing the present moment. Examples include a zen sand garden, a musical instrument, stacking stones, and a labyrinth.  The trail is dedicated to Robert A. Fonte, the second Park Director at Stark Parks from 1994 to 2022, for his years of leadership and public service to Stark County.

Enjoy your journey!

Location Details

Petros Lake Park is located on Perry Dr., just north of Faircrest St. Use 3519 Perry Dr. SW, Canton 44706 for driving directions. Use the north entrance to travel into the park and follow the signs to Shelter #1/Woodland Shelter on the right. The trail begins to the right of the shelter.

The walk typically takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete.

Circular Logo with Tree in Middle

What to Bring

  • Dress for the weather. Consider water, sunscreen, bug spray or consider wearing long sleeves and pants
  • Leave valuables at home and always lock your car
  • Wear comfortable and sturdy walking shoes. One station does suggest removing your socks and shoes
  • While we hope you limit your screen time, an on-duty Ranger can be reached at 330-353-2377
  • Photos can be shared with #starkmindfulnesswalk