Scheduling for walks is underway. Below is the schedule for walks at Bradbury Mountain State Park. Social distancing policies will be followed during walks. Masks will be worn when talking, but are not needed during the parts of the walk when invitations are being explored and everyone is moving independently. All equipment will be cleaned after use. Whether you choose to join a walk or not; I encourage you to take time every day to go outside and wander, even if it's just a walk in your yard or sitting on the doorstep breathing the fresh air, soaking in the sunlight and noticing with all your senses everything around you.
Guided Forest Bathing Walk Days and Weeknights at Bradbury Mountain State Park
Tuesday July 21 at 5:00 -7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday Oct. 24 at 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday Nov. 26 at 9:00-11:30 a.m.. (Thanksgiving)
Sunday Dec. 20 at 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Welcoming the Winter Solstice)
How Much Does A Forest Bathing Walk Cost?
Walks are often conducted in partnership with a host organization so click on the events listed above for the cost of a specific walk.
What's Included: A guided Forest Therapy Walk includes orientation, invitations to activities during a gentle walk, sharing, and a special tea ceremony at the conclusion. Guide will make available mats and stools for participants for known number in advance of the walk. Participants are encouraged to bring their own.
Information about medical or health issues, medications, general physical health or mobility issues that are relevant to the activity will be requested of all participants prior to the start of the walk.
Length: Forest Therapy Guided Walks generally last from 1.5-3 hours. Longer is better because it takes time to slow down and sync up with the natural world. Location, weather, participant mobility, and other factors can also influence the length of the walk. The length of a specific walk will be included with the information about the event.
Rates for Forest Bathing Group Walks:
April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
$30 per person up to 3 hour walk, minimum of six participants, maximum 25
$40 per person up to 3 hour walk, three to five participants, maximum six
$55 per person up to 3 hour walk two participants.
Rates for Forest Bathing Group Walks with Dogs:
April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
$35 per person up to 2 hour walk, minimum of six participants, maximum 8
$45 per person up to 2 hour walk, three to five participants
$60 per person up to 2 hour walk two participants.
Half day and Full day Flat rates provided upon request. These are generally used when the cost of the walk is paid for by an organization and individuals participate at no cost.
Interested in sponsoring a walk and wondering what’s involved?
Connect to Wilderness will work with you to identify an appropriate trail for the forest bathing walk and handle planning and guiding the walk, tea ceremony and snacks at the conclusion. Guide will also upon request provide mats and stools for participants for known number in advance of the walk. Information about medical or health issues, medications, general physical health or mobility issues relevant to taking a walk in the forest will be requested of all participants prior to the start of the walk. To get started contact Connect to Wilderness.
New Beta Program: Forest Guided Garden Consultation
Planning a garden? Thinking about adding plants for pollinators? For wildlife? For you? Wondering how to get started? A forest guided garden consultation is a guided exploration of opportunities to deepen a connection with the natural world by nurturing the land right outside your door. We’ll discuss your goals, and take a guided walk to open your senses to the possibilities. For more information, contact Jeanne!
If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact Connect to Wilderness about working together to develop a walk, workshop or activity that meets your needs. Maybe it's having a forest bathing walk as part of a workshop, meeting, or orientation, Perhaps you are thinking of exploring an addition to the health support services provided by your company or would like to contract for a series of walks to be hosted by your organization. Possibly a presentation or a demonstration are desired as a starting point. In addition Connect to Wilderness can design nature oriented interpretive walks, activities and games that can be combined to provide a daylong series of activities of outdoor activities. We would be happy to engage with you and discuss ideas. We look forward to working with you!