Forest Bathing:

A Guided Walk through Emerald Mountain Sanctuary’s Forest Trails

in Highland County, Virginia

Immerse yourself in the sensory experiences and healing scents of the mosses, ferns, mushrooms, flowers, shrubs, and trees that make up the forest eco-system.

Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese custom of walking in the forest has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and heart rate and increase your feelings of well being. Learn more about forest bathing.

Treat yourself to a forest bath!

Your guide Annette has developed a series of mindful and sensory exercises that will enhance your forest walk and deepen your experience of being in nature.

Enjoy a refreshing home-made lemonade or herbal tea at the end of your walk.

Morning or afternoon tours are available.  Choose either a 2 or 3-hour walk.

Kindly give at least 24 hr notice.  Call or text:    540-227-4538.  Or e-mail:

Costs for a two-hour guided tour:

$100  (up to 2 individuals);  $45 per person (3 or more)

Costs for a three-hour guided tour:

$150 (up to 2 individuals);  $65 per person (3 or more)

Wear sturdy walking shoes, long pants, and insect protection.