What better way to experience why land preservation is so important to our health than to immerse yourself in nature at one of the nature walks promoted by the Monmouth Conservation Foundation. They offer three types of walks at parks around Monmouth County throughout the year.
Forest Therapy is a slow walk through the woods that is intended to help participants slow down and raise awareness of their natural surroundings through a Japenese technique called Shinrin-yoku, which translates to “taking in the forest atmosphere”. It is widely researched as having numerous health benefits including, high blood pressure and stress. These walks provide a quiet and reflective opportunity for you to tune out technology and the hustle and bustle of daily life and into the healing properties of the natural world.
Join them in a quiet celebration of Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd at 11a.m. Please meet at the Nature Center parking area, which can be accessed using the main entrance to Allaire State Park (same entrance as the village and railroad area). The Nature Center parking area is to the right shortly after entering the park and is marked by a sign. Donation of $20 will be collected at the event. Please bring cash or check.
Our Forest Therapy Walks are an experience in mindfulness, not a strenuous hike. Forest Therapy walks are led by a guide trained from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy https://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/
Participants are encouraged to slowly experience the forest surroundings and take in the healing properties of nature.
Sun, April 22, 2018
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Allaire State Park
Nature Center Parking Area
4265 Atlantic Avenue
Wall Township, NJ 07727