Getting out into nature can be a great way to get some exercise and keep yourself healthy. It's also a good time to take things slow and really learn to take in your surroundings, because you never know what you might see when you take a walk in the woods.
The things that some people have found while taking a stroll through the forest are wild, like vending machines that plug into nothing or a whole herd of toilets.
Are Those All Dog Collars?
This sweet little spot is a memorial for pets who have crossed the rainbow bridge.
What a nice idea to create a place where people who loved their pets can gather and trade stories about their beloved four-legged friends.
A Beautiful Spiral
Let's be real, if you come across this in the forest, you know that you're about to step right into a portal that will likely take you right to another dimension.
Someone Had Fun
All it takes is a little bit of imagination to turn something as ordinary as a rock into a scary dinosaur head for future hikers to get a quick thrill out of.
What A Powerful Find
It was spring and everything, which usually means changes to the landscape. This guy found these in some mud. He made sure he gave them back to the woman whose husband these belonged to.
He had recently passed, but they had been married for decades.
OK, This Is Wild
Imagine walking through the forest and coming across the skeleton of a tiny helicopter?
How did it get there? How long has it bee there? And how come they just left it?
These Look Like Something From A Fairy Tale
Is anyone else getting some serious Alice in Wonderland vibes from these mushrooms?
Maybe if you make a wish while you eat them then it'll come true or something crazy like that.
This Is Very Sweet
Someone built a tiny altar to honor the tree that used to stand here. It's always so sad to see someone come in and cut down trees.
This one obviously meant something to someone.
Do You Think It's Haunted?
While on a hike, these two friends stumbled across an old, abandoned train tunnel. Don't worry, they didn't go too far into it.
That would have been super dangerous.
Obviously, We Need A Creepy Tree
What would a list about weird things seen on a hike be without a tree that looks like it has a scary, possessed face on it?
This one hits the spot, don't you think?
That's A Lot Of Pennies
I wonder what would make someone put all these pennies into a tree like this.
Was it just for the fun of it, or were they trying to make some kind of statement?
Tell Me This Isn't Weird
Any Doctor Who fans out there? The Doctor must be lost!
That, or someone just left it out here because they weren't sure what else to do with it and thought the woods seemed like a good place.
This Is Weird
Someone had to put that vending machine there, which is the craziest part of this. Who would bring it out here?
And did they know if it wasn't plugged in they weren't getting their drinks?
Maybe Time To Turn Around?
This person came across this ominous sign while they were exploring new places to go for a run in a morning.
I don't know about you, but I would keep looking.
That's Not Sketchy At All
We've all watched enough HBO to know that coming across a drum in the middle of the woods is never a good sign.
But, let's not let our overactive imaginations run away with us.
How Beautiful Is This Fern?
This fern brought some joy to someone who was walking along a path in the woods and had to snap a picture.
Turns out that plants can be albino too, like animals and humans.
That Is One Big Mushroom
You could cut that bad boy up and cook it up like a steak. It's big enough!
They made sure to check that it was safe to eat and cleaned it up well before cooking it.
A Car Graveyard
In a way, it's a shame that people will dump things like cars in the woods and just leave them.
At least nature always reclaims its space eventually, even if it means growing around those cars.
What A Waste!
Why on earth would there be a mountain of dishes in the middle of a forest?
According to the person who took the picture, certain casinos and hotels will do this to get past the fees of disposing of them properly.
I Wonder Where It Goes?
You'll be sad to know that it just goes into a big stone room with nothing inside.
While that is a little weird, it isn't exactly spooky. It does make you wonder why it's there, though.
Looks Like An Upside-Down House
This is actually part of a sculpture project called "Out of the Woods: A Grand Entrance."
It almost feels like you're walking onto the set of a post-apocalyptic movie of sorts.
Taking A Little Hike
There used to be a sign here marking the trail, but this tree had other ideas about that sign.
At least it left a little window so people could still see the hiking man.
This Is Trippy
Every year, this section of forest has a bog that eventually settles onto the ground, leaving a weird line and some debris resting higher up on the trees, making the landscape look like two pictures.
Think It Would Be Tasty?
What are the chances of finding a rock that looks eerily like a slice of delicious pizza?
Unless, of course, it is a fossil of pizza. Now that would really be something.
Anyone Else Think This Is A Bad Idea?
Any sci-fi fan knows that finding a robot abandoned is a sure sign that it was causing problems at one point. Why else would someone get rid of it?
Robots are sweet.
What A Neat Find!
This guy came across some ancient drawings on a rock face.
They weren't something he was expecting to find, but they are a big attraction of the park he was hiking through.
When Life Gives You Lemons
If you went for a long hike and on your way back you found these giant lemons, you know that life is telling you to make margaritas or lemonade when you get home.
Don't fight the urge.
It Kind Of Looks Like Veins
This bottle had been left out in the woods for a long time.
So long that it has its own little ecosystem growing inside of it. It's kind of amazing to see how life always finds a way.
Someone Isn't Getting Their Coat Back
Someone unfortunately lost their coat in the woods, and someone else was kind enough to hang it out for them.
But, it turns out that a little bird decided that they were going to make themselves at home in the pocket. That coat belongs to the bird now.
This Guy Found A Sword
This sword was used by the Fraternal Order Of The Knights Of Sherwood Forest from the late 1870s/1880s.
That's about all the information there is on the internet about it, or at least that's what the person who found it said.
Someone Needs To Explain This
I can't think of a good reason why there would be lots of toilets hanging out in the trees unless someone was warning you to stay away from their home.
Let's face it, it will probably work.
Someone Must Be A Fan
We can all get behind Winne the Pooh — who doesn't love that big yellow, cuddly bear?
But finding his hideout in the woods is something only a next-level fan would appreciate it.
They're Kind Of Cute
This little guy is as blue as they get.
Imagine taking a stroll through the woods and spotting this guy just hanging out in the in the water? It would seem like your lucky day.
That's A Fancy Branch
I take that back, this isn't a branch, this is a wand disguised as a branch.
This person better be careful otherwise they might end up casting some spells by accident.
This Is Really Sweet
It would be bittersweet to come upon the grave of someone's beloved pet.
You might remember your own pet that you loved very much or feel sad that that person doesn't have their friend anymore.
How Very Refreshing
If it was a hot day outside and you happened to come by this naturally formed beach, that would be such an awesome find.
You could dip your toes in to cool off.
This Might Be A Bit Spooky
Things like this always strike me as strange because it probably took someone a lot of time to stack those rocks on top of one another.
What were they doing it for?
I've Never Seen Anything Like It
Apparently, these branches turning blue are fall out from pine beetles.
They carry a tree-killing fungus that turns the tree sap blue, which in turn would turn the branches blue.
Ice Always Does Amazing Things
Ice is one of those wonders in the world that will never cease to amaze us.
The things that happen in it just naturally are some of the most beautiful patterns in the world.
Someone Forgot Something
Looks like this little rock was left behind after an Easter egg hunt. That's OK.
Someone will find it and it will make them smile and that will have made it all worth it.
Isn't This Amazing?
Someone who was very talented came across this stump and turned it into a beautiful work of art.
Let's hope that people leave it that way and don't destroy it.