Bayard Cutting Arboretum's Public Forest Therapy Walks, Great River, NY
Bayard Cutting Arboretum is one of Long Island's treasures and a beautiful place to explore year round. Forest Therapy is an 'all-seasons' wellness practice and where better to reconnect to nature than this gorgeous arboretum! The walks are always different and in different parts of the arboretum. We may explore the gardens, the forested trails, the river, or stay in the groves with the Oaks, Dawn Redwoods and Weeping Beech.
$35 per person with 50% of the proceeds going to Bayard Cutting Arboretum's Natural Heritage fund. RSVP is required.
Walks are 2.5-3 hours depending on the season. Your certified forest therapy guide, Linda Lombardo, brings portable camping stools and hand warmers in colder weather. There is always a thermos of piping hot organically foraged tea for the tea ceremony at the end of the walk.
Ages 15 and up, please. Walks for families with younger children are being scheduled for the near future.
More about forest therapy: Like a yoga practice or meditation, forest therapy builds your mindfulness, immune system and community with each walk. Come prepared to be outdoors with layers and anything else you might need to be a forest bather!
Forest Therapy is slow, mindful wandering in a nature area. No one needs to be an athlete! If you have any physical or health concerns, please let Linda know in advance. Even though we are walking and experiencing the arboretum together, each person is on his or her own journey.
Please message Linda if you have any questions.