Clare Kelley practices “forest bathing” along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR
If hiking is about a destination, forest bathing is about an immersion of the senses into the natural world. It’s a wellness trend, and studies suggest several health benefits.
Source: Forest Bathing Melds Nature With Mindfulness To Improve Health : Shots – Health News : NPR
Every year during the month of April, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation invite everyone to celebrate America’s treasured places during National Park Week. Come join the fun!
“National Park Week, April 15 – 23, is a great time to #FindYourPark (o mejor dicho, #EncuentraTuParque) and show our treasured national parks that you care.”
Source: National Park Week | National Park Foundation
Kick up leaves, splash through a creek, and take in the views during nature’s most spectacular season
Source: View All Photos | Top 20 fall hikes | Sunset