The sights, sounds and scents of nature have a positive effect on mental health. The outdoors helps alleviate anxiety and restore inner balance. It offers a sanctuary for the mind, providing peace, inspiration and rejuvenation. Since spring officially has begun in the western hemisphere, there’s no better time to get active outdoors. Check out these Instagram accounts run by Black women nature enthusiasts to encourage you to embrace nature.

Black Women In Nature

Black Women in Nature is a community that exists to create spaces for Black women. The brand engages in mindful movement, authentic sisterhood and environmental awareness in Columbus, Ohio. The group host in-person nature experiences, yoga, hiking and reflective dialogue in the community.


Getting out in nature can be as simple as going for a walk in your neighborhood or community. GirlTREK, which is a self-care movement for Black women, launched with the mission to harness the power of daily walking and spark a movement for health justice.

Outdoorsy Black Women

Outdoorsy Black Women is a community for Black women who love nature. The group creates spaces that encourage women to take to the great outdoors. With regular retreats and chapters across the country, Outdoorsy Black Women creates ample opportunities to get connected with fellow nature enthusiasts.

Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Afro is a national not-for-profit that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature through outdoor education, recreation and conservation. Year-round activities include fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking, gardening and skiing. The main goal is to reconnect Black people to Mother Nature.

Outdoorsy Diva

Blogger, podcaster and travel expert, Lauren Gay uses her IG account, Outdoorsy Diva, to share her love for nature and the soft life. She shares her adventures where she incorporates nature into her travel experiences. With each video, she aims to empower Black women to travel, get outdoors, and push themselves past their comfort zone. 

Wild Gina

If you have an appreciation for the sights and sounds of nature, Wild Gina is the perfect account for you to follow. This tenured nature photographer captures the most breathtaking images of landscapes and plants, inspired all to explore and get outdoors.

Black Girl Country Living

Hillarie Maddox is the voice behind Black Girl Country Living. Her daily life is centered around being outside and connected to nature. The homesteader left the big city life for the country, and she is all about encouraging others to get back in connection with nature, community and themselves.