What you'll do
Strap on your hiking boots and explore a remarkable, mature maple, beech and cedar forest that is a rare example of pre-settlement woodlands in southern Ontario. Many of the trees are 250 to 300 years old, tower over 30 meters high, and clearly show the vertical stratification characteristic of a true, old-growth forest. As we learn the history and principles of forest bathing practice, our guides will take you on a magical trek through the forest, pointing out various types of trees, terrain, water features, magical streams, birds and wildlife abundant in the Ontario forest. Along the way we're going to forage for wild edible plants and make rejuvenating tea by a forest stream. Trek will be followed by a healthy, locally sourced season group lunch in a warm and cozy setting. After lunch, guests are granted free access to the trails to continue exploring, take a canoe ride on the private pond, or just enjoy the remnants of the bonfire. What a great way to spend a forest bathing adventure!
Seasonal Organic Meal. Energy bars, nuts, fruit Local ingredients, vegetarian options always available, please inform us of…
Hot tea, coffee, juice
Walks are led by Ghazal and Valentine, co-founders of Freija, a one-of-a-kind Canadian adventure company specializing in hosting personalized retreats and unique experiences with emphasis on science education and nature conservation. Ghazal is an avid traveller, conservationist, educator and photographer. Valentine is a practicing designer, naturalist, beekeeper and photographer.
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Where you'll be
Freija is a private 100-acre bird, wildlife and stargazing sanctuary in Grey County, Ontario, Canada adjacent to Kinghurst Forest. Freija features some of the most breathtaking old-growth hardwood forest in Ontario and is abundant in Canadian wildlife including deer, porcupine, foxes, blue jays, cardinals, chipmunks, hummingbirds, heron and others. The upland forest is dominated by sugar maple, with patches of beech, cedar and hemlock throughout.
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Sun, Sep 22 From 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
$46 per person
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
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Events are weather-dependent. 0.5 hour away from Owen Sound. 2 hours away from Toronto. 1 hour away from Blue Mountain. Easy and picturesque drive from Toronto.
Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku