Forest Bathing

Sensory Forest Walks

Forest Bathing

On a Forest Bathing walk, your guide will combine guided sensory activities with free time for exploration. The sensory nature activities are ever changing, depending on the weather, the season and what the forest has to offer.

Let us introduce you to the wellness practice of Forest Bathing. Discover for yourself how engaging all your senses while in nature leads to relaxation and mindfulness, without trying. Using our senses – sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing – to explore nature, brings us into the here and now. We help you slow down, so you can notice up close all the beauty of nature. Awe, wonder and your sense of playfulness are rekindled. Nature can be a great mirror for our own life experiences.It’s healing for the body and the mind. It’s uplifting for your spirits. And the effects will last days and possibly, up to several weeks.

FOREST BATHING

Sensory forest walks are accessible to everyone. A walk is tailored to your group’s needs and abilities. Your walk location will also depend on where you are lodging or living in the area.

We have a number of trails to choose from for your walk location. We guide on gentle terrain so you can focus on your senses instead of safety.

“As part of a conference, I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to go Forest Bathing and loved it! Our guides supported our group of mostly urban dwellers, and we slowly found the peace, quiet and serenity that exists within the forest…and within ourselves. We all had the “best brag” when we compared notes with the other delegates who went on different experiences that day!”
S. R.

“The guide opens the door. The forest is the therapist.”
Amos M. Clifford

Woman Reaching out for Leaf Adirondack Forest Bathing

Learn a new set of wellness tools in just one or two sessions that you can use regardless of where you live to improve your wellbeing. Practice on your own or as a family to empower everyone with self-care tools for life. It will also strengthen your family bonds with each other and with nature, a great way to foster stewardship of nature in your children. A backyard, neighborhood park or local trail is all you need to practice at home.

Our experiences are inspired by the Japanese wellness practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy, adapted for nature in the United States and to our culture. It means to bathe your senses in the atmosphere of the forest.

Adirondack Forest Bathing pine tea in glasses spread out on forest floor

Forest Therapy is backed by several decades of research studies to understand its many physical and mental health benefits. They include reducing stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression, strengthening our immune system’s ability to fight infection and cancer and better sleep. To learn more, visit our Health Benefits page.

Pine Trees while Adirondack Forest Bathing

FOREST BATHING

Sensory forest walks are accessible to everyone. A walk is tailored to your group’s needs and abilities. Your walk location will also depend on where you are lodging or living in the area. We have a number of trails to choose from for your walk location. We guide on gentle terrain so you can focus on your senses instead of safety.

Woman Reaching out for Leaf Adirondack Forest Bathing
Learn a new set of wellness tools in just one or two sessions that you can use regardless of where you live to improve your wellbeing. Practice on your own or as a family to empower everyone with self-care tools for life. It will also strengthen your family bonds with each other and with nature, a great way to foster stewardship of nature in your children. A backyard, neighborhood park or local trail is all you need to practice at home.
Our experiences are inspired by the Japanese wellness practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to Forest Bathing or Forest Therapy, adapted for nature in the United States and to our culture. It means to bathe your senses in the atmosphere of the forest.
Adirondack Forest Bathing pine tea in glasses spread out on forest floor
Forest Therapy is backed by several decades of research studies to understand its many physical and mental health benefits. They include reducing stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression, strengthening our immune system’s ability to fight infection and cancer and better sleep. To learn more, visit our Health Benefits page.

“As part of a conference, I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to go Forest Bathing and loved it! Our guides supported our group of mostly urban dwellers, and we slowly found the peace, quiet and serenity that exists within the forest…and within ourselves. We all had the “best brag” when we compared notes with the other delegates who went on different experiences that day!”

S. R.

Booking Forest Bathing

Our Forest Bathing guiding season in 2023 will run from April 1st to November 1st, 2023. Our experienced guides are Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guides and Licensed NY State Hiking Guides.

Please use our Contact Form to request a reservation, or call Suzanne for next day or same day trips at (518) 651-6560.

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Testimonials

“Forest Bathing helps me connect with nature and with myself, and the living community that I am a part of.”

H.C.

“Opening my senses landed me in my body, which quieted my mind without any effort.”

Anonymous

How We Work

1. Contact Us

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2. Booking

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3. Confirmation

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