Three Local Labyrinths Are Among the Best Spots in the Philadelphia Area to Find a Path to Inner Peace

Bryn Mawr Labyrinth
Someone takes the opportunity to enjoy the meditative benefits of McBride labyrinth on campus at Bryn Mawr College. Image via Jessica Griffin, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Labyrinths offer many meditative benefits that can lead to achieving inner peace. There are several local spots among the best places in the Philadelphia region to gain just that, writes Nancy Stedman for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Additionally, The Labyrinth Society praises the benefits of labyrinths. This group promotes their construction and use. According to the group, there are over 60 labyrinths in the Philadelphia area. They are located within church grounds, senior living centers, colleges, and private homes.

Next, among the most attractive labyrinths is Healing Garden Labyrinth at Ambler Arboretum at Temple University in Ambler. This compressed four-circuit labyrinth began in 2006 as an exhibit in the Philadelphia Flower Show. Common and lemon thyme edge the Labyrinth

Another must-visit is Bryn Mawr College Labyrinth in Bryn Mawr. It opened to the public in 1998. The 66-foot-diameter circle offers paths that are wood mulch with the edges. They come alive in spring with stunning crocus and early-tulip blooms.

Finally, Green Labyrinth in Bowman’s Hill Nature Preserve in New Hope is a perfect oasis from the stresses of daily life.

Read more about the best labyrinths in the area in The Philadelphia Inquirer.