Talks & Treks: Forest Bathing

Photo: Brian Maley


2:00 PM


Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve – town of Dryden


This trip is limited to 10 people.  Please email or call (607) 275-9487 to register.


Forest bathing is a gentle, meditative practice of connecting with nature through our senses. Studies have demonstrated a wide variety of health benefits to this practice, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition. This experience will be guided by therapist and coach Wendy Hammond, certified with the Association of Nature and Forest Guides.

Join us at the Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve for an afternoon of immersion in the forest, connecting with nature in a new way. Note: bathing does not mean we will actually be going into the water, though it would be useful to wear waterproof shoes to cross streams, and raincoats in case of inclement weather.  Let us know if you have any mobility considerations.  This will not be a strenuous experience, though there are some inclines to navigate.


From Ithaca, follow Ellis Hollow Road 2.5 miles past East Hill Shopping Plaza. Turn left on Genung Road, then right on Ellis Hollow Creek Road. Preserve entrance is located 0.2 miles past intersection, on left side of road.


Except in the case of extreme weather, walks go rain, sun or snow. Please check our Facebook page or this web page for updates.

Please refrain from bringing dogs as they may impede the observation of wildlife.

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