Forest Therapy Walk:
Are you ready to try something new? Something that will help you feel relaxed and restored? Join us for a forest therapy walk at the beautiful Glen Foerd Mansion where you can get outside and enjoy the serenity of nature by connecting with the world that surrounds you in a way you never experienced before.
Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of “shinrin yoku” which translates to “forest bathing”. This is a gentle practice that involves moving very slowly and mindfully through nature, soaking it in with all of our senses. Although our time outside in nature seems extensive, we walk no more than a quarter mile distance. So leave those hiking boots at home!
Our guide who earned a certificate in horticultural therapy will lead us through the magnificent grounds surrounding the mansion helping us have the experience of being more present, awake, and peaceful amidst the quiet rhythm of nature. Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits from these practices, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems and for stabilizing and improving mood and cognition.
Glen Foerd Mansion Tour:
After a special surprise under the spectacular Cucumber Magnolia and an included lunch we’ll walk the path of history inside the magnificent Italianate mansion.
We’ll explore all four floors, taking in all its opulence and grace as we gaze through the stained-glass ceilings, browse the collection of American and European art and feel intrigued by the contemporary installations of present and past resident artists.
Reflection in Serenity:
After our tour, there will be time to wander among the grounds or just sit by the banks of the Delaware River and reflect on the amazing serenity we found here today.
Pricing & Departures:
Departs from Ridgewood’s Graydon Pool parking lot at 7:15 AM and returns at approximately 6:30 PM.
Departs from Chatham Middle School at 480 Main Street, Chatham at 8:00 AM and returns at approximately 5:45 PM.
Departs South Plainfield High School at the end of Lane Avenue, at 8:45 AM and returns at approximately 5:00 PM.
No reservations accepted without a payment of $185 per person. Make checks payable to “Group Tours & Travel” and mail to the above address. A full refund will be granted if canceled prior September 1, 2021. No refund will be granted on a cancellation that occurs after September 1, 2021. Group Tours is not responsible for any delays, cancellations, injuries or circumstances beyond its control and reserves the right to change this itinerary. All trip components are subject to change in accordance with Government, State, and Local guidelines and/or mandates. This tour will run rain or shine.
Group Tours & Travel
1710 E. Lancaster Ave. #319 Paoli, PA 19301