Meet your guide…

Douglas Jones

Douglas Jones

COME BACK TO YOUR TREES The Welsh people have a saying: “dod yn ôl at fy nghoed.” Translated it means, “to return to a balanced state of mind.” Lovely! The literal translation of the Welsh is, “to return to my trees.” Earthy! I'd like to invite you “to come back to your trees” by joining me on a Forest Bathing walk. 

Forest Bathing/Forest Therapy offers the opportunity for a guided sensory immersion in nature. On this walk, you’ll be invited to slow down and focus on your sensory connection with the beings in nature — the sights, sounds, textures, smells, and even tastes of the land, the trees, the water, the rocks, etc. This is not a fitness walk or a naturalist walk. Walks are typically less than half a mile, and may take two to two-and-a-half hours.

This slow, sensory immersion in nature will allow you to access the physical, psychological, and personal restoration available when spending time in nature. Doesn't it sound relaxing already? Among the many benefits of Forest Bathing are boosted immune function, reduced stress, anxiety, and depression, improved concentration and creativity, increased relaxation, and soothing experiences of awe. Many Forest Bathers have reported that their walks enhanced and deepened their relationships with others and with the more-than-human world.

I've practiced as a psychologist for over thirty years in the Greater Pittsburgh area, both in private practice and as a consultant to several independent, public and charter schools. I am a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, having received my training from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Coupled with my lifetime of wild tending and vacationing in the woods and lakes of northwestern Michigan, my background as a psychotherapist, prepares me well to accompany and support others on Forest Therapy walks.

Pittsburgh’s city parks, and parks in surrounding communities offer wonderful venues for Forest Bathing walks. A recent participant had this to say about her Forest Therapy walk with me: “The walk was very carefully designed and expertly guided, which resulted in all of us experiencing something extremely personal and beneficial. I especially enjoyed how we were given guidance and direction - but also invited to explore and discover on our own.”

Feel free to "come back to your trees" and “to return to a balanced state of mind!” Use this app to join a walk, or use the contact link to inquire about scheduling a custom walk for your family, friends, colleagues or staff. I am regularly guiding walks at the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens, Frick Park, Walker Park, and Knob Hill Community Park. I look forward to partnering with you and nature on a Forest Bathing walk in the Pittsburgh area soon!

And, in the summer of 2021, I will also be guiding walks in the Good Harbor Bay/LIttle Traverse Lake area of Leelanau County!
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Jun 20, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Forest Bathing walks, also known as Forest Therapy, are guided slow walks in nature that involve a sensory immersion in the forest. These walks take full advantage of the myriad scientifically documented benefits of nature for health and well-being. These are not fitness walks; they do not involve naturalist education. On a Forest Therapy walk, participants are invited to reconnect with nature through sensory awareness. Dr. Jones is in training with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT) to become a Forest Therapy Guide. Since 2012, ANFT has trained 850 guides who practice in 55 countries on six continents worldwide. Forest Therapy, as practiced by ANFT, is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, hence the term, Forest Bathing. In addition to experiencing the health benefits of time spent in nature, ANFT Forest Therapy includes the mission of nurturing heart-centered relationships between all peoples and the more-than-human world. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. We will walk rain or shine, except when there is lightning or an extended downpour. The paths are well groomed on rolling terrain.
 A typical walk will have from one to ten participants, usually covers less than a mile, and lasts between about two to two and a half hours. The walks proceed at a pace and in a manner that is personally suited for each person. The motto of the ANFT is, “The forest is the therapist, the guide opens the doors.”
Sean D'Arment Trail - Knob Hill Park - Marshall Township

Sean D'Arment Trail - Knob Hill Park - Marshall Township

Jun 25, 2021 | 09:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Knob Hill Disc Golf Course, Knob Road, Wexford, PA, USA

Forest Bathing walks, also known as Forest Therapy, are guided slow walks in nature that involve a sensory immersion in the forest. These walks take full advantage of the myriad scientifically documented benefits of nature for health (e.g. strengthen the immune system, reduce blood pressure, increase relaxation and well-being, and reduce anxiety and depression). These are not fitness walks; they do not involve naturalist education. On a Forest Therapy walk, participants are invited to reconnect with nature through sensory awareness. Dr. Jones is in training with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT) to become a Forest Therapy Guide. Since 2012, ANFT has trained 850 guides who practice in 55 countries on six continents worldwide. Forest Therapy, as practiced by ANFT, is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, hence the term, Forest Bathing. In addition to experiencing the health benefits of time spent in nature, ANFT Forest Therapy includes the mission of nurturing heart-centered relationships between all peoples and the more-than-human world. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. We will walk rain or shine, except when there is lightning or an extended downpour. A typical walk will have from two to eight participants, usually covers less than a mile, and lasts between about two to two and a half hours. The Sean D'Arment trail is a gradual up-hill incline, with occasional short steep sections, before turning back down the hill. The walks proceed at a pace and in a manner that is personally suited for each person. The motto of the ANFT is, “The forest is the therapist, the guide opens the doors.” We'll meet at the far end of the Disc Golf Parking Lot at the Sean D'Arment Trail.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Jul 04, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, touch, smells, and tastes of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in a couple of places. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Friday Morning Walk

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Friday Morning Walk

Jul 09, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, touches, and smells of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in couple of places. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Wednesday Late Afternoon Walk

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Wednesday Late Afternoon Walk

Jul 14, 2021 | 04:15 P.M. - 06:45 P.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us as afternoon turns into evening for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, touches, smells, and tastes of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in a couple of places. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Jul 18, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in a couple of places. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Summer Evening Walk - Women's Adventure Club - Sewickley. Forest Therapy Walk at Walker Park, Shelter #2

Summer Evening Walk - Women's Adventure Club - Sewickley. Forest Therapy Walk at Walker Park, Shelter #2

Jul 22, 2021 | 06:00 P.M. - 08:30 P.M.

Walker Park, Sewickley, PA, USA

Today we will be walking in summer's evening light! Join the Women's Adventure Club - Sewickley for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the path and banks of Little Sewickley Creek, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. On our walk, we will be crossing the Creek on blocks designed for the crossing. This is not a hilly trail, but may be muddy and uneven in spots. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Sean D'Arment Trail - Knob Hill Park - Marshall Township

Sean D'Arment Trail - Knob Hill Park - Marshall Township

Jul 23, 2021 | 09:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Knob Hill Disc Golf Course, Knob Road, Wexford, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the Sean D'Arment Trail, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. This beautiful trail is about a mile long in total, and the first half is up a gradual incline, with a couple of short steep portions. It may be muddy and uneven in spots. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance. We'll meet at the far end of the Disc Golf Parking Lot at the Sean D'Arment Trail.
Little Traverse Lake Area - Morning Walk

Little Traverse Lake Area - Morning Walk

Aug 01, 2021 | 08:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Little Traverse Lake, Cleveland Township, MI, USA

———— NOTE: This walk is one of a series of six walks scheduled from August 1 through August 13. The walks will be guided in three locations. The first is on Sundays 8/1 and 8/8 in the Little Traverse Lake area. The second is scheduled for Wednesdays 8/4 and 8/11 on a private cedar forest trail near M-22 (W Harbor Hwy) and CR-669 (Bohemian Rd). The third is scheduled for Fridays 8/6 and 8/13 at the east end of Lake Michigan Road near the Good Harbor Bay Trailhead. During the first week, the walks will be in the morning, beginning at 8:00 AM. During the second week, the walks will be in the evening, beginning at 6:30 PM. We will time these walks to experience sunset in nature. You may schedule for any one of the walks. But, you may find it interesting to register for a morning walk and then schedule for an evening walk at the same location during the second week. ———— We will wander along a trail in the Little Traverse Lake area of Leelanau County. Along the way, we will stop every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connections with nature. You may discover that you are really drawn to the layered sounds of the birds surrounding you, and are delighted in touching and admiring the brilliant green moss along trees and the forest floor. Who knows what nature has in store for us, once we slow down and open our senses? Just “being” may leave you relaxed and rejuvenated — a rare experience during our busy lives. And like many, you may feel full of gratitude for nature’s plethora of restorative natural spaces. Be a part of the natural world as the morning unfolds around this lovely lake.
Private Cedar/Hemlock Forest - Morning Walk

Private Cedar/Hemlock Forest - Morning Walk

Aug 04, 2021 | 08:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

770 West Harbor Highway, Maple City, MI, USA

———— NOTE: This walk is one of a series of six walks scheduled from August 1 through August 13. The walks will be guided in three locations. The first is on Sundays 8/1 and 8/8 in the Little Traverse Lake area. The second is scheduled for Wednesdays 8/4 and 8/11 on a private cedar forest trail near M-22 (W Harbor Hwy) and CR-669 (Bohemian Rd). The third is scheduled for Fridays 8/6 and 8/13 at the east end of Lake Michigan Road near the Good Harbor Bay Trailhead. During the first week, the walks will be in the morning, beginning at 8:00 AM. During the second week, the walks will be in the evening, beginning at 6:30 PM. We will time these walks to experience sunset in nature. You may schedule for any one of the walks. But, you may find it interesting to register for a morning walk and then schedule for an evening walk at the same location during the second week. ———— We will wander on a private trail through a cedar/hemlock/mixed hardwood forest, along the banks of peaceful spring-fed brook. This space is teeming with life! As we wander, we will stop every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connections with the natural beings we encounter. You may be delighted by the subtle babbling of the brook and wonder at the shapes and intertwining of the trees. Who knows what nature has in store for us, once we slow down and open our senses? Just “being” may leave you relaxed and rejuvenated — a rare experience during our busy lives. And like many, you may feel full of gratitude for nature’s plethora of restorative natural spaces. Be a part of the natural world as the morning unfolds in this deep forest.
East End of Lake Michigan Road near Good Harbor Bay Trailhead - Morning Walk

East End of Lake Michigan Road near Good Harbor Bay Trailhead - Morning Walk

Aug 06, 2021 | 08:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

100 West Lake Michigan Road, Maple City, MI, USA

———— NOTE: This walk is one of a series of six walks scheduled from August 1 through August 13. The walks will be guided in three locations. The first is on Sundays 8/1 and 8/8 in the Little Traverse Lake area. The second is scheduled for Wednesdays 8/4 and 8/11 on a private cedar forest trail near M-22 (W Harbor Hwy) and CR-669 (Bohemian Rd). The third is scheduled for Fridays 8/6 and 8/13 at the east end of Lake Michigan Road near the Good Harbor Bay Trailhead. During the first week, the walks will be in the morning, beginning at 8:00 AM. During the second week, the walks will be in the evening, beginning at 6:30 PM. We will time these walks to experience sunset in nature. You may schedule for any one of the walks. But, you may find it interesting to register for a morning walk and then schedule for an evening walk at the same location during the second week. ———— Beginning in the woods, we will make our way across the dunes, to the beach of Good Harbor Bay. We will stop every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connections with the natural beings we encounter. You may find yourself intrigued by the sound of the yet unseen waves lapping on the shore and delighted by the coolness of the dew-damp morning sand. Who knows what nature has in store for us, once we slow down and open our senses? Just “being” may leave you relaxed and rejuvenated — a rare experience during our busy, plugged-in lives. And like many, you may feel full of gratitude for nature’s plethora of restorative natural spaces. Be a part of the natural world when Lake Michigan welcomes the new day.
Little Traverse Lake Area - Evening Walk

Little Traverse Lake Area - Evening Walk

Aug 08, 2021 | 06:30 P.M. - 09:00 P.M.

Little Traverse Lake, Cleveland Township, MI, USA

———— NOTE: This walk is one of a series of six walks scheduled from August 1 through August 13. The walks will be guided in three locations. The first is on Sundays 8/1 and 8/8 in the Little Traverse Lake area. The second is scheduled for Wednesdays 8/4 and 8/11 on a private cedar forest trail near M-22 (W Harbor Hwy) and CR-669 (Bohemian Rd). The third is scheduled for Fridays 8/6 and 8/13 at the east end of Lake Michigan Road near the Good Harbor Bay Trailhead. During the first week, the walks will be in the morning, beginning at 8:00 AM. During the second week, the walks will be in the evening, beginning at 6:30 PM. We will time these walks to experience sunset in nature. You may schedule for any one of the walks. But, you may find it interesting to register for a morning walk and then schedule for an evening walk at the same location during the second week. ———— We will wander along a trail in the Little Traverse Lake area of Leelanau County. Along the way, we will stop every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connections with nature. You may discover that you are really drawn to the layered sounds of the birds surrounding you, and are delighted in touching and admiring the brilliant green moss along trees and the forest floor. Who knows what nature has in store for us, once we slow down and open our senses? Just “being” may leave you relaxed and rejuvenated — a rare experience during our busy lives. And like many, you may feel full of gratitude for nature’s plethora of restorative natural spaces. Be a part of the natural world as the evening light fills the woods around this lovely lake.
Private Cedar/Hemlock Forest - Evening Walk

Private Cedar/Hemlock Forest - Evening Walk

Aug 11, 2021 | 06:30 P.M. - 09:00 P.M.

770 West Harbor Highway, Maple City, MI, USA

———— NOTE: This walk is one of a series of six walks scheduled from August 1 through August 13. The walks will be guided in three locations. The first is on Sundays 8/1 and 8/8 in the Little Traverse Lake area. The second is scheduled for Wednesdays 8/4 and 8/11 on a private cedar forest trail near M-22 (W Harbor Hwy) and CR-669 (Bohemian Rd). The third is scheduled for Fridays 8/6 and 8/13 at the east end of Lake Michigan Road near the Good Harbor Bay Trailhead. During the first week, the walks will be in the morning, beginning at 8:00 AM. During the second week, the walks will be in the evening, beginning at 6:30 PM. We will time these walks to experience sunset in nature. You may schedule for any one of the walks. But, you may find it interesting to register for a morning walk and then schedule for an evening walk at the same location during the second week. ———— We will wander on a private trail through a cedar/hemlock/mixed hardwood forest, along the banks of peaceful spring-fed brook. This space is teeming with life! As we wander, we will stop every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connections with the natural beings we encounter. You may be delighted by the subtle babbling of the brook and wonder at the shapes and intertwining of the trees. Who knows what nature has in store for us, once we slow down and open our senses? Just “being” may leave you relaxed and rejuvenated — a rare experience during our busy lives. And like many, you may feel full of gratitude for nature’s plethora of restorative natural spaces. Be a part of the natural world as evening light fills this deep forest.
East End of Lake Michigan Road near Good Harbor Bay Trailhead - Evening Walk

East End of Lake Michigan Road near Good Harbor Bay Trailhead - Evening Walk

Aug 13, 2021 | 06:30 P.M. - 09:00 P.M.

100 Lake Michigan Road, Maple City, MI, USA

———— NOTE: This walk is one of a series of six walks scheduled from August 1 through August 13. The walks will be guided in three locations. The first is on Sundays 8/1 and 8/8 in the Little Traverse Lake area. The second is scheduled for Wednesdays 8/4 and 8/11 on a private cedar forest trail near M-22 (W Harbor Hwy) and CR-669 (Bohemian Rd). The third is scheduled for Fridays 8/6 and 8/13 at the east end of Lake Michigan Road near the Good Harbor Bay Trailhead. During the first week, the walks will be in the morning, beginning at 8:00 AM. During the second week, the walks will be in the evening, beginning at 6:30 PM. We will time these walks to experience sunset in nature. You may schedule for any one of the walks. But, you may find it interesting to register for a morning walk and then schedule for an evening walk at the same location during the second week. ———— Beginning in the woods, we will make our way across the dunes, to the beach of Good Harbor Bay. We will stop every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connections with the natural beings we encounter. You may find yourself intrigued by the sound of the yet unseen waves lapping on the shore and delighted by the coolness of the dew-damp morning sand. Who knows what nature has in store for us, once we slow down and open our senses? Just “being” may leave you relaxed and rejuvenated — a rare experience during our busy, plugged-in lives. And like many, you may feel full of gratitude for nature’s plethora of restorative natural spaces. Be a part of the natural world as Lake Michigan becomes suffused with the sunset’s palette.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Friday Morning Walk

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Friday Morning Walk

Aug 20, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in a couple of places. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Wednesday Late Afternoon Walk

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Wednesday Late Afternoon Walk

Aug 25, 2021 | 04:15 P.M. - 06:45 P.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us as afternoon turns into evening for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, touches, smells, and tastes of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in a couple of places. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Rachel Carson Trail

Rachel Carson Trail

Aug 28, 2021 | 09:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Rachel Carson Trail, Rachel Carson Trail, Gibsonia, PA, USA

This is a private, custom designed walk for the North Hills Spirituality Group. Call or email Doug to arrange a walk for your group.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Aug 29, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in one place. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Sep 05, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in one place. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Wednesday Late Afternoon Walk

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Wednesday Late Afternoon Walk

Sep 15, 2021 | 04:15 P.M. - 06:45 P.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us as afternoon turns into evening for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, touches, smells, and tastes of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in a couple of places. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Sep 19, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in one place. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Sep 24, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in one place. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Oct 03, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, touches, smells and tastes of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in a couple of places. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Wednesday Late Afternoon Walk

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Wednesday Late Afternoon Walk

Oct 13, 2021 | 04:15 P.M. - 06:45 P.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us as afternoon turns into evening for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, touches, smells, and tastes of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in a couple of places. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Oct 17, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in one place. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Friday Morning Walk

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden - Friday Morning Walk

Oct 22, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in one place. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.
Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Oct 31, 2021 | 09:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.

799 Pinkerton Run Road, Oakdale, PA, USA

Join us for this immersive forest experience where you consciously take in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and touches of the forest. It’s not about doing anything strenuous or getting your heart rate up — rather, the point is to slow down and fully experience in your own individual way what the forest has to offer. Our walk will last from two to two and a half hours. With Certified Forest Therapy Guide Doug Jones’ guidance, we’ll wander along the paths of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, stopping every so often for invitations designed to maximize being present and deepen your connection with nature. Maybe the best thing about Forest Bathing is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. Just come as you are. No advance preparation is needed other than arriving ten minutes early for the walk and dressing appropriately for the weather. The terrain is rolling. The trails are wide and well maintained. They may be muddy in spots, and we will go down steps in one place. If you have mobility issues, please contact Doug in advance.

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