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Shinrin-Yoku Forest Therapy with Margaret Kinnevy
September 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Meet at the Chestnut Hill Avenue Trailhead
The healing power, or medicine of the forest, is well known to Wissahickon Park lovers and Trail Ambassadors. Learning deeply about oneself, the forest, and each other, is the promise held within the park. Studies have shown that spending time near trees restores cognitive functioning, increases energy levels, and improves sleep and mood. This five part series will take you onto hillside and creekside trails where we will be guided to explore together the sensory gifts of the park.
Level and distance are adapted to the group.
Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over six are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information contact Maeve Pollack at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.fow.org for updates.