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Show Us Your "Sit Spot" | 'Hikes for Health' Week 1

We're excited to announce 'Hikes for Health', a month-long focus on health, wellness, and spending time outside. Each week includes its own mini-challenge, virtual event, sweepstakes prize, and inspiring special guest - to register and learn more information, click here!

A "sit spot" is somewhere you go in nature to find a sense of peace and security. Yours may be a beautiful view on your daily run, your backyard, or a place to visit when you just need to clear your mind. Whether you already have a place in mind or need to discover one, we encourage you to visit your 'sit spot' and record how it feels to be there.

Share a photo and/or tell us about your sit spot.



Are you ready for Week 2, Week 3, or Week 4?

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.
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Everyday can’t be an epic hike with majestic views so I like to visit a local park, walk the walking path, but also take some time to find a bench or a grassy spot in the shade. Listen to the birds and the breeze flowing through the trees. Very calming and I feel more focused to tackle the rest of the day with a “bring it on” attitude :))


@ShannonWolfe Love hearing that! The notion of just getting outside where you are, without the pressure to get deep into the forest or high into the mountains. It makes it easier to do all the time 🙂 I'm a fan! Looks like a really nice park that you've posted here!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

I just got home from a kickass waterfall chasing adventure in TN. I had to remind myself that everyday I can get outside is truly a blessing and to continue to be grateful for the little things :))



 This is the view from my spot in the backyard. So many birds, the squirrels treat the fence as a super highway, chipmunks run around the bushes. Even the sounds of neighborhood dogs and children playing outdoors makes it peaceful.

@Caricuppcake Nice use of descriptors! Can make us all feel like we're right there 🙂

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.



My backyard has a cactus garden on one side and palm trees on the other.  I spend nearly every evening unwinding and listening to the birds!

-Live your adventure

My sit spot is my building's rooftop. I live in the middle of the city, so it's mostly a city line view, though you can also see the city's green space and tree-lined streets. While it's not as rustic as others' spots, it's easily accessible to me. I think that's why I gravitate to it!

My sit spot is looking out at the sound from Saltwater State Park (Des Moines, Washington). IMG_2735.jpg

My favorite "sit spot" is near the falls at McKinney Falls State Park in Austin, TX. It's an easy place for me to head after a stressful day at work or if I need to feel grounded/recharge! 🙂mckinney-falls.jpeg

Anywhere by water and/or trees.  I feel so close to nature with both and can recharge.