Shinrin Yoku at Archer Taylor Preserve

April 10: Shinrin Yoku at Archer Taylor Preserve

Leader: Elaine de Man
Rating: Easy, < 4 m, < 1k ft elevation gain

The beautiful forests of the Archer Taylor Preserve are an ideal place to explore the Japanese practice of relaxation known as shinrin yoku, or “forest bathing.” As Westerners we are so often in a hurry to reach “the top” or the end of a hike that we often overlook all the wonderful and peaceful sights and sounds surrounding us. Not only that, simply being quiet and calm while walking slowly through the forest, breathing deeply and observing nature, is a lovely way to de-stress and boost your health and well-being in a natural way. This is an ideal outing for beginning hikers, budding naturalists, and more advanced hikers who would like to practice slowing down and taking in what’s all around us.


Field Trip registration closes three (3) days prior to the event date.

Please note that minors will need to be accompanied by an adult, and will need to provide a signed minor waiver to participate.

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