Take a Walking Meditation at This Lavender Labyrinth in Michigan

Since leaving the country isn’t really an option due to the pandemic, why not explore some national treasures? One we’re sure you’ll love, that will make unbelievably stunning Instagram photos is the Cherry Point Farm & Market in Oceana County, Michigan. The farm has a variety of fruits and vegetables, but the highlight is the lavender field which is grown in a labyrinth pattern that leads guests to the center.

At first glance, it looks like a maze, but rather, it’s a place to meditate and heal and the owner the farm, Barbara Bull, shared with Better Homes & Gardens, “There’s a big difference between a maze and a labyrinth. A maze is a puzzle, it’s a form of entertainment, where a labyrinth is this wonderful, thoughtful, contemplative, meditative walk.”

To complete a walk in the labyrinth it takes about an hour and it’s about two miles long. If you’ve visited the garden before, you may notice that it’s a bit smaller than it used to be and that’s because a polar vortex in 2019 caused a lot of the lavender to die, but within the next few years, the lavender will be back to the way it used to look.

Once you’ve completed the lavender labyrinth, you can move on to the farm’s herb garden which is made of 12 interlocking circles that have dozens of herbs. Before you leave, don’t forget to check out the market which features homemade pies, bread hot out of the oven, jams, muffins, fudge, cookies, and other delicious baked goods.