Whether you are a first time visitor or a regular to the Adirondacks, we look forward to guiding you on unique outdoor experiences that can transform how you perceive and relate to nature, allowing you to feel yourself a part of the land, in an atmosphere that fosters community and wellbeing. 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.
Picture it now...you are wading through the scenic Ausable River on a warm summer day. Feel the ever present flow of the water, the contrast of its coolness with the air. Fluffy clouds are moving across a bright blue sky, the light playing on the water. Listen to the gurgling of the river and the birds calling out to each other. Your guide is there, every step of the way, helping you heighten your senses to all the sights, sounds, textures and scents around you. The river will do the rest...
Suited in waterproof waders and wading boots, discover all the life in and surrounding the river. From this unique perspective, immersed in the water, your guide will help you explore the river safely and build new memories that last a lifetime.
We are available to guide you every day of the week. Riverwalking is a three-hour experience. Your waders and wading boots are included in our fee. Driving directions 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. No same day bookings please.
Maximum group size is 8 people. Riverwalking is suitable for children 12 and up.
Forest Bathing has been getting a lot of press in the last few years and it is gaining followers around the world. So what is it? It's a "guided" experience in nature, an opportunity to bathe all your senses in the atmosphere of an Adirondack forest. It's a wellness practice with several decades of science to identify its many benefits. And 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.
Imagine yourself in a forest. Notice what's moving around you. Gently cup your ears forward with your hands, like deer ears, to amplify the forest sounds. A woodpecker? The breeze rustling in the leaves? Hone into each sound. Inhale the aromas of the forest, the scent of moist soil, the scent of wildflowers. Touch the variety of textures around you, moss, tree bark, plants...
Think of Forest Bathing as having this loose framework that includes guided sensory activities with time on your own to explore. We help you slow down, so you can notice so much more around you and we help you engage with nature up close. Share a new experience with your friends or family to strengthen the bonds between you, and with nature. Forest Bathing is a great way to foster our sense of awe and playfulness. It is a practice you can easily take home that builds everyone's resilience, reduces anxiety and stress, as well as improves sleep.
We are available to guide you every day of the week. Forest Bathing is a 2.5 hour experience. It can be customized - add a picnic lunch and a swim, or a workshop on taking the practice home. 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 14 people. Children 5 and up are welcome.
Adirondack Riverwalking & Forest Bathing is the partnership of two Certified Nature Therapy guides as well as licensed NY State Hiking & Boats/Canoes Guides who feel passionate about sustainability, reciprocity with nature and strengthening the bonds between people and the natural world. We support Leave No Trace nature ethics. Attentive care has been given to making our eco-trips environment-friendly. We are proud partners with the Ausable River Association and The Wild Center, as well as members of The Association of Nature & Forest Therapy and the Children & Nature Network.