First Saturdays on the Trail

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Forest Bathing

Saturday July 1st, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Israel Wittman Sanctuary

End of Old Sawmill Road, Saugerties NY


Enjoy a morning of  the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing as we immerse all of our senses walking in a lovely forest. We will explore the sights and sounds of the Israel Wittman Sanctuary* on a slow, meditative hike through the woods that will improve your physical and mental well-being.

Shinrin-yoku is a popular practice in Japan that consists of briefly immersing yourself in nature and focusing on the sensations that you discover there. Studies have shown boosted immune responses and decreased stress hormones after practicing Shinrin-yoku.

This “First Saturdays on the Trail” event is capped at 25 people. Please RSVP to Kate Berdan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Parking is limited; please carpool. In the case of heavy rain, this event will be cancelled. Please wear tick protection and comfortable hiking gear for moderate grade terrain.

*The Israel Wittman Sanctuary will officially be open to the public in the fall of 2017.

This event is free and open to the public. 

The Woodstock Land Conservancy is a non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of the open lands, forests, water resources, scenic areas and historic sites in Woodstock and the surrounding area.


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