ADIRONDACK WINTER FOREST BATHING Slow down. Unplug. Let the forest do the rest...
Picture it now: You are in the forest on a crisp winter day, the snow is falling lightly and all you can hear are the soft sounds of your snowshoes and the chirping of the chickadees, as you meander through the woods, invited by your guide to experience nature through your senses.
Strap on a pair of snowshoes and let us take you into the forest on a unique sensory journey to rediscover the magic of winter. We will cover less than a mile on gentle terrain to allow you to take in all the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an Adirondack forest in winter. Your guide will help you slow down through a series of brief ever-changing sensory activities so you can find a deeper relationship with nature. And you will find that you are also more present to yourself and to each moment, effortlessly.
More than two decades of research studies describe a wide range of health benefits from the practice of Forest Bathing including lowered blood pressure, reduced stress, a stronger immune system, reduced anxiety and greater attention and concentration. Winter Forest Bathing is a seasonal adaptation of Forest Bathing.
"The experience gave me a space to let go, let go of everything except my senses and awareness of my surroundings, to purposefully breathe and be in the forest, a place I visit often but am never really there!" Steph
To book your Winter Forest Bathing experience, register by phone, email or online through our website. Upon registration, you'll receive an email confirmation with our meeting location, directions, what to bring, and what to wear. You can also find answers to these questions here.
WINTER FOREST BATHING SCHEDULE & PRICING
Winter 2018/2019 Winter Forest Bathing is a unique and fun activity for the whole family and is approximately 2 hours in duration. Minimum age is 8. Please note that ending time may vary by up to 30 minutes depending on temperature, weather and participant comfort. We have partnered with several locations in the area to offer Winter Forest Bathing at locations close to your lodging or home:
Paul Smith VIC in Paul Smiths - To register online or call 518- 327-6241 Saturday, January 19 - 1pm to 3:15pm Saturday, February 16 - 1pm to 3:15pm Saturday, March 23 - 10:30am to 12:45pm
Dewey Mountain Recreation Area in Saranac Lake - To register by email or call 518-651-6560 Sunday, February 3 - 10pm to 12:15pm Friday, February 8 - 10am to Noon (Children's walk - no school, 8-17 years welcome) Sunday, February 25 - 1pm to 3:15pm (Adirondack Snowshoe Festival)
Cascade Cross-Country Ski Center in Lake Placid - To register by email or call 518-651-6560 Sunday, January 20 - 1pm to 3pm Sunday, February 17 - 11am to 1pm Sunday, March 17 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Adults: $40 with snowshoe rentals. Bring your own snowshoes and receive a discount, which varies per location. Youth: prices vary per location with a discount that ranges from $8 to $10.
Snowshoes are available for rent at all locations or bring your own snowshoes and save the rental fee. A day pass for snowshoeing is included in the price of your Winter Forest Bathing program.
Pre-registration is preferred. For same day booking please call us.
WINTER FOREST BATHING EXPERIENCES FOR YOUR GROUP
Whether you are in the area for a family gathering, a corporate meeting or travelling with a group of friends, discover how Winter Forest Bathing can help you build deeper relationships with each other as well as with nature.
Our certified & experienced guides are available every day of the week. Call or email us to book a private guided trip for your group. Rates are based on the number of participants: $200 for 1-4 people $40 for each additional person
Maximum group size is 14 people. Snowshoes are included.
Please booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance to ensure a guide is available on the day of your choice.