Whether you are a first time visitor or a regular to the Adirondacks, we look forward to guiding you on unique outdoor experiences that will transform how you perceive and relate to nature, allowing you to feel yourself a part of the land, in an environment that fosters community and well being. We carefully create sensory adventures that ignite your sense of wonder and renew your childhood playfulness without the pressure of goals or objectives. Your wellbeing, and nature's, are at the heart of everything we do.
Winter Forest Bathing
Since the beginning of social distancing, Forest Bathing has been getting a lot of press. It's a wellness practice that has been gaining followers around the world with several decades of science behind it. So what is it? It's both a guided experience and a practice you can learn, and take home, wherever you live.
Imagine yourself in a winter forest...Notice what's in movement around you, the shapes of the light and the shadows on the snow. As you cup your ears forward, the sounds around you are amplified. A chickadee? A soft breeze in the pines? Listen to the silence between the sounds. Breathe in the crisp scent of fresh snow. Touch the distinct textures of each tree's bark. Feel the snowflakes melting on your tongue.
Winter Forest Bathing immerses you in the sights, sounds, scents and textures of an Adirondack forest.
Sharing new experiences as a family strengthens the bonds between us and with nature. Winter Forest Bathing is a great way to foster children's awe and wonder, which contributes to their desire to become future stewards of nature. There is no better place to learn than away from home, in the beauty of the Adirondacks, listed by National Geographic in its top 5 places worldwide.
We are available to guide you every day of the week. Winter Forest Bathing is a 2 hour experience. We will have snowshoes ready for you. Driving directions to the best location for your group as well as recommendations for what to wear and bring will be sent with your booking confirmation.
We recommend that you book early to ensure we are available on the day of your choice.
Maximum group size is 8 people. Suitable for children 8 and up.
Adirondack Riverwalking & Forest Bathing is the partnership of two Certified Forest & Nature Therapy guides as well as licensed NY State Hiking Guides who feel passionate about strengthening the bonds between people and nature. Our offerings include Riverwalking during the summer months and Forest Bathing throughout the year.
We support Leave No Trace nature ethics. Attentive care has been given to making our eco-trips environment-friendly and our relationship with nature one of reciprocity. We are proud partners with the Ausable River Association and The Wild Center, as well as members of the Children & Nature Network. We give back by donating both our time and a portion of our profits to support the work of local organizations such as ADK Action, the Paul Smiths VIC and Dewey Mountain Recreation Area.