Guided forest bathing experience with a certified Naturalist
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Unplug for a few hours and take a rejuvenating stroll through the forest with us. This is a gentle and mindful outdoor experience that will allow you to connect deeply to the healing powers of nature. You will saunter along woodland trails, immersing yourself in the sights and sounds all around you, allowing you to become acquainted with life in the forest. Through bird and tree identification as well as wildlife tracking, you can begin to know our natural world more intimately. Improve your wellbeing with guided meditation, gentle movements and breathing exercises. This practice has been proven to reduce stress, strengthen the immune system and help restore a sense of balance.
Trustees: Chesterfield Gorge
A Trustees property since 1929, Chesterfield Gorge is an historic landscape comprised of primarily forested land and a 1.5 – mile stretch of the Westfield River, which over time, carved the feature for which the property is named.
Dates: July 31
Belchertown Holland Glen
This conservation area owned by the city of Belchertown features a beautiful forest setting with gentle hills, picturesque streams, and a waterfall providing a beautiful backdrop for a moderate hike and a morning of forest bathing.
Dates: June 26
Hilltown Land Trust: Conwell Property
The Conwell Property is made up of about 70 acres of forestland and includes a small pond and Eagle Nest Ridge. The property offers 3 miles of trails, perfect for hiking, and varying landscapes along the way.
Dates: August 7
Trustees: William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Former childhood home to the illustrious 19th century poet, William Cullen Bryant, the homestead is now home to nearly 200-acres of preserved property. Trails running through the property feature old-growth forests, meadows, and remnants of a lovely, old orchard.
Dates: July 17
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What to Bring
Comfortable walking shoes
Layers appropriate for the temperatures
Plenty of drinking water