Forest Therapy Walk FULL, waitlist only [limit 10, registration required] @ Glen Providence Park, Main Entrance
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Forest Therapy Walk FULL, waitlist only [limit 10, registration required] @ Glen Providence Park, Main Entrance

Experience springtime in Glen Providence Park in a whole new way! Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, translated as “forest bathing,” which is a science-informed method to bask in the beneficial chemicals of the natural world — reducing stress hormones, lowering blood pressure and heart rate, and boosting immune response and creativity. In this style of Forest Therapy, one reaps all the aforementioned therapeutic health benefits of forest bathing, while also being invited to slow down and reconnect with nature, yourself and others. Even if you’re very familiar with Glen Providence Park, you may encounter the park with fresh eyes while being guided on a forest therapy walk.

The walk is guided by Shannon Robards, a guide with the Association for Nature and Forest Therapy, filmmaker, naturalist and longtime friend of Glen Providence Park. 


  • Main Street entrance
  • Strict attendance limit of 10 people – please register below, email us at friendsoftheglen [AT] gmail [DOT] com, or follow the link here
  • Sign up for the waitlist! We’ll let you know by email if a spot opens up for you or when we’re hosting another Forest Therapy Walk.
  • Estimated distance: 1-1.5 miles
  • Estimated time: 2.5 hours
  • Free!
  • This particular walk is not suited for younger children. Ages 12 and up accompanied by an adult.
  • Forest therapy walks are slow and are appropriate for all fitness levels. However, be prepared for steep hills, and uneven (possibly wet) terrain: wear appropriate footwear, bring a hiking pole if you use one, and something to sit on (a portable stool or mat) if you would like.
  • Rain date is Sunday April 16, 101m-12:30pm  – we’ll email registered participants by 7:00am whether we’ll need to reschedule.


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