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.
Picture it now...you are wading through a scenic portion of the 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...
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 10 and up.
Since the beginning of social distancing, Forest Bathing has been getting a lot of press. It's a wellness practice that is gaining followers around the world with several decades of science behind it. So what is it? It's a both a guided experience and a practice you can learn, to practice at home, wherever you live.
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 earthy scent of moist soil. Touch the variety of textures around you, moss, tree bark, plants...
Sharing new experiences as a family strengthens the bonds between us and with nature. Forest Bathing is a great way to foster children's awe and wonder, which contributes to their desire to become future stewards of nature. It is a practice you can easily take home that builds everyone's resilience and mental wellbeing. 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. Forest Bathing is a 2.5 hour experience. It can be customized - a mini-workshop, or a picnic lunch and more. 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 9 people. Children 5 and up are welcome.
Adirondack Riverwalking & Forest Bathing is the partnership of two Certified Forest & 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 nature. 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, The Wild Center and members of the Children & Nature Network. We give back by donating 25% of our school program time.