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Wild by Nature Forest Sanctuary

Explore Your Wild!

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

John Muir

This is not just a forest. It's an unforgettable experience. Open Saturdays from 1 - 4 or by chance

tea ceremony stump Colpoys forest

Guided Forest Bathing Experience With Tea Ceremony – Small Groups

The adventure unfolds with a guided 3 hour nature eco-adventure experience, during which your trained guide will extend invitations leading you through the red doors to explore nature in a unique and fun way. Unplugging from the demanding outside world, you will be invited to relax, unwind, and de-stress, while interacting with nature.  Breathe in the forest’s natural essential oils while immersing yourself in the spectacular surroundings.  A beautiful tea ceremony with nature-inspired refreshments celebrates the experience! $40 per person ; minimum 4 people.

gate entrance

Self-Guided Forest Bathing

Explore this astounding forest at your own pace by following engaging prompts guiding you to connect with nature in unique and interesting ways. Unplugging from the demanding outside world, you will be invited to relax, unwind, and de-stress, while interacting with nature.  Breathe in the forest’s natural essential oils while immersing yourself in wonderous surroundings.  Relax in the hanging hammock chairs throughout the forest. Be inspired by the babbling brook. We are a special place of quiet reflection, healing and spiritual uplifting.

We are located at 953 Dyers Bay Road beside the municipal parking lot. Parking is at the Paid Parking lot.

For the Self-Guided Forest Bathing, a cash donation of $20 for adults or $10 for youth ages 10 and over is appreciated upon entry.

For the Guided Forest Bathing Experience, a minimum of 4 participants and at least 48 hours advance notice is required. Cost is $40 per adult, and $20 per youth age 10 and over.

Groups and Special Events may occasionally be accomodated. 

Please contact wildbynatureforestsanctuary@gmail.com for more information.

Forest Bathing?  Nature Therapy?  Shinrin – yoku?

What’s it all about?

We all know that time spent in nature feels really good.

Medical researchers world-wide report the astounding health and wellness benefits of time spent in nature. Trees are nature’s diffusers: they give off essential oils that are absorbed into our bodies and improve our physical and mental well-being. Physicians now write prescriptions: RX:nature. There really is a mind – body – nature connection!

Forest Bathing is also known as Forest Therapy or Nature Therapy, and builds on the Japanese practice of shinrin–yoku. Translated it means “showering in the forest”. But Nature Therapy is much more than just a walk in the woods. By adding elements of mindful, creative explorations of the wonders of nature, participants de-stress, unwind and experience new connections to nature in our spectacular private nature sanctuary.  Be inspired by the babbling brook, and relax in the hanging hammock chairs in the forest.  Wild By Nature Forest Sanctuary is not just an ordinary forest; it is a wondrous experience for the soul.

In our Forest Bathing Eco-Adventures, you will be guided through our  incredible forest, home to abundant wildlife and native plants of the Bruce Peninsula. Experience the unique escarpment landscapes of this beautiful UNESCO World Biosphere on trails designed for nature therapy.

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.”

Mary Davis

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