Ceremony Marks the Restoration of Mid Coast Hospitalís Nature Trail

On September 27th, Mid Coast Hospital hosted a ceremony to mark the restoration of its Nature Trail. This wooded walking path winds through the forested wetlands area between the hospital and the protected estuary and salt water marshes of Thompsonís Brook.

Accessible through the hospitalís Healing Garden and parking lots, the trail offers more than 3,300 feet of prepared walking paths that patients, visitors, staff, and the community can use for exercise in a beautiful outdoor environment. Benches located near scenic areas along the path allow those wishing to pursue a more leisurely pace, a place for quiet rest and contemplation.

The Nature Trail is part of Mid Coast Hospitalís initiative to provide a healing environment for patients, their families, and the community as a whole. Much thought has gone into designing and maintaining a facility that nurtures the whole patientóbody, mind and spirit.

The ceremony marking the reopening of the trail took place in the hospitalís Healing Garden. The Healing Garden is located directly behind the Cafť at Mid Coast Hospital. At the event, donors to the Nature Trail and Healing Garden, both past and present, were honored for their contributions that helped to create these green spaces in 2001 and have assisted in enhancing them through the years.

More information on the Mid Coast Hospital Nature Trail can be found online at http://www.midcoasthealth.com/trail or by contacting Development at 373-6065.