The labyrinth was planned, designed and built by members of the community. Hartwell resident and graphic artist, Diane Weymier, designed the labyrinth based on the classic 7 circuit Cretan labyrinth.The labyrinth is 50 feet in diameter and the base and paths are built out of gravel and the “walls” are creek rock. Members of the community literally placed the stones handful by handful to build the walls. It was completed in September of 2011.

Walking the labyrinth is an ancient spiritual practice that incorporates prayer, meditation, contemplation and bodily movement. Many people find insight into their spiritual journeys through walking labyrinths. Even though it might look like a maze, a labyrinth has no dead ends and only one path which leads to the center and back out again.

There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. Some people like to clear and quiet their minds when they walk the labyrinth, some like to walk with a special intention or prayers of intercession, while others like to meditate on a specific work or passage or pray repetitively...