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Root Hike @ Lake Erie Bluffs, Perry (Like An Eagle)

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

A faith-based immersive hiking experience for women presented by Andrea Anderson, Christian Health + Life Coach and Ruah + Ember Ministry.

*these hikes are for women only – sorry guys*

**If you like, you can purchase a Root 2022 season pass in the ticket section to receive a discounted rate for the hikes that also includes the October 1 bonus/makeup hike**

Not “just a hike,” Root is designed to be an immersive experience that uses the terrain and aspects of creation to draw you deeper into appreciating your body as a gift and your connection with God, along with sharing in the fellowship of other women. The goal of this series is to have you walk away (no pun intended 😉 ) from this experience feeling renewed and refreshed in your body, mind and spirit.

The July 16 @ Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake Erie Metroparks, Perry is rated as easy to moderate. The majority of the hike takes place on a mostly flat, well-maintained path, but also with potential uphill/downhill and stairs and a beach section if it is open at the time of the hike.

See below for details on the entire series.


Each hike is around the 2-2.5-mile mark, with stops planned along the way to engage with the Lord through teachings, journaling prompts, questions and guided Biblical meditations. As part of the experience you also will be given a “goody” bag that includes a hearty, nourishing snack, mini journal and a devotional “trail map.”

Hikes will take approximately 2-2.5 hours to complete, which includes the rest + reflect spots) and happen rain or shine apart from heavy thundershowers or threats of lightening. Before each hike, you will receive an email that includes detailed instructions and suggestions for what to pack.

You are responsible for assessing your own physical condition and ability to navigate uneven ground. You also will be asked to sign a waiver the day of the hike indicating that you have not come into contact with anyone who has tested positive with Covid within 14 days of the hike.

You may sign up for a single hike or as many as you like. If you choose to do all five (and we hope you do!), you will receive a special gift as well as a discounted price.

IMPORTANT! We will send you emails related to the hikes, so be sure to check your inbox and spam folder, especially the day before the hike. Emails will come from andrea@andrealeighco.com and laura@ruahandember.com.

See below for more details on locations…

May 14 @ Tinker’s Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook, Gorge Parkway, Bedford Reservation (moderate) Several up and downhill portions as well as flat sections on rugged terrain.

June 18 @ Ledges Trail in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 405 Truxell Rd, Peninsula (moderate)There are a few modest uphill and downhill as well as opportunities to explore among the rocks. The terrain for this hike is more rugged.

July 16: Lake Erie Bluffs, Lake Erie Metroparks, 2901 Clark Road, Perry OH (easy to moderate) Mostly flat on a well-maintained path, but also with potential uphill/downhill and stairs and a beach section if it is open at the time of the hike.

August 27: French Creek @ French Creek Nature Center & Theatre, Colorado Avenue, Sheffield (easy) Mostly flat on a well-maintained path with a few easy-moderate uphill/downhill sections.

September 17: Squire’s Castle, North Chagrin Reservation – River Road, Willoughby Hills (moderate) Many flat sections, but steep uphill climb and a few modest uphill/downhill sections on rugged terrain.

Makeup Hike: October 1 (location TBD – either Chapin Forest or in the CVNP)

Frequently Asked Questions about the series can be found here.

Root is a collaboration between Andrea Anderson, Christian Health + Life Coach and Ruah + Ember, a ministry dedicated to helping women leaders rise.


Lake Erie Bluffs
2901 Clark Road
Perry, OH 44081 United States