Loading Events

Forest Bathing: Slow Down, Unplug and Immerse Your Senses in Nature Calendar

  • This event has passed.
August 18
What Time?
*Registration required

Forest Bathing, translated from the Japanese Shinrin-Yoku, means bathing your senses in a forest. Let us take you on a unique two and half hour eco-trip, and invite you, through a series of brief sensory activities, to open yourself to all the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an Adirondack forest.

Picture it now: you are walking through an evergreen forest on a summer day, the aroma of pine needles and earth are all around you, sunlight is casting moving shadows as you listen to the bird songs and the breeze rustling the leaves. Feel the mystery of the forest. Experience nature in a new way.

Certified Forest Therapy Guide Suzanne Weirich (on October 8th it will be Helene Gibbens) will lead you on this relaxing journey, inviting you to recover from the stress of daily life. Forest Bathing is a wellness practice. Research studies have shown that it can lower blood pressure and levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as improve our immune system’s ability to fight infection and cancer. Find more information about Forest Bathing at adirondackriverwalking.com

Please come prepared for a modest walk in the woods. The walk will begin from The Wild Center parking area, where you will shuttle to the trailhead about five minutes away. This trip runs rain or shine; if weather poses a safety issue, tickets will be refunded.

Cost: $35 Adult, $30 Adult member
$25 youth, $20 youth member
$20 discount on the total price when you register 4 or more people (discount applied at checkout)

All dates: August 18, September 1st, and October 8th