ECO Wellness Hike – Saturday, April 20th

ECO Wellness Ministry helps to connect us with God in the most basic of ways…through outdoor physical activity, exploring the outdoors in fellowship with friends and family, and becoming good stewards of God’s gift of nature.

All are welcome to join us on our April hike through the Little Big Econ State Forest. We will dedicate the April ECO Wellness hike to Our Lord through the intercessions of St. Benedict Joseph Labre whose feast day is on April 20th.  

After being turned down by several religious communities, St. Benedict Joseph Labre ( 1748-1783) divined that his true vocation was to seek a cloister within the world. So, he set off on a pilgrimage lasting several years; he wandered thousands of miles across Europe while praying and visiting shrines.  ~ Give Us This Day, April 2024 p. 207

We will hike five miles, drawing inspiration from the life of St. Benedict.  Here are the details for our next out-and-back hike.

Date:  Saturday, April 20th

Time:  8:00 AM

Distance: 5 miles

Location:  Little Big Econ State Forest Brumley Rd. Trailhead:  2820 Brumley Rd, Chuluota, FL  32766

What To Expect:  Much of this hike is under a tree canopy except for the first and last mile. We will hike along the banks of the Econ River.   Wear closed-toed shoes, consider wearing a hat, wear sunscreen, bring water and bug spray.

For your safety and comfort, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring water and bug spray.  We look forward to seeing you for our next event on Saturday, April 20th. No need to register, just come join us!

Always bring water, and wear closed-toed shoes.  Any questions, feel free to contact us at

Walk with a DOC – Healthy Living SeriesLaughter.  Click here to learn more.

A recap of last month’s walk:
Mindfulness is being aware in the moment: One highlight from last month was the 4,7,8 breathing techniques and the importance of tapping into our relaxation response when needed. Here is a link to an instructional breathing option: If any questions, please call Kelli at 402-276-2886 or email at

What is Walk With A Doc?  An opportunity to focus on health and wellness.  Meet for a  5-7 minute discussion on healthy lifestyles, then we will walk for 10-60 minutes. This is not a race, we are simply enjoying walking outside for our health

Click HERE to learn more about this wonderful program.

Questions: Please call Kelli at 402-276-2886 or email us at ECOWELLNESSMPB@GMAIL.COM.

We always have a great time at our ECO Wellness Events!

Here are some photos from our amazing kayaking excursion in August!

May 7, 2022 Hike – Florida National Scenic Trail

Our last hike back on November 16, 2020

Photos from our first hike in 2019.

Please join us as we, once again, Embrace Christ Outdoors.

For more information please contact Tim & Siobhan (Sha-von) O’Malley
So come and join us as we “Embrace Christ Outdoors”.