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BEST place to walk and clear your head: Busey Woods

From our BEST 2020 feature:

BEST place to walk and clear your head: Busey Woods 

Back in April, just as things were becoming clear to some of us that this was going to be a thing for a long time to come, like many of you, I started embracing the outdoors in new ways. I mean, there wasn’t much choice, save for sitting in your home and whiling away the minutes on internet websites like this one, which was only leading to further despair. 

I wrote about what Busey Woods brought to my family because it seemed to mean so much to me at the moment, and upon further reflection, it means even more. Our family trekked those paths multiple times this year, and played pretend, chased one another, got haunted at times, and joyful at others. 

If there is a spot in these cities where you can truly feel like you aren’t here anymore, like you’ve departed the middle of the cornfields for something closer to nature, it is Busey Woods. Whether you stroll the little boardwalk or dive deeper into the heart of the “Big Grove” itself, you can be sure that you will find yourself at peace, even for a little while, if you allow yourself to be there. (Seth Fein)

Top image by Seth Fein.

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