Certified Forest Therapy Trail – Pinnacle Park
Immerse yourself in the state’s only Certified Nature Forest Therapy Trail. Pinnacle Park in Sylva is over 1,500 acres of pristine natural beauty to experience. Brochures available at the trailhead will help you go on a self guided forest therapy walk.
All you need to unwind is a day with nature. Forget about the stresses of everyday life with Shinrin-Yoku, the ancient Japanese art of Forest Bathing. Studies show that a focused session lasting fifteen minutes in nature lowers blood pressure, anxiety, stress and boosts the immune system; mental clarity improves. It’s simple to do yourself at Pinnacle Park in Sylva.
-Leave behind or silence any distractions so you can be fully present in the experience
-Allow your mind to wander and focus on the leaves, the sounds, the cascading river
-Take time to notice your surroundings and the earth beneath your feet
-Find a comfortable sitting position and listen to the birds, the breeze, and the sounds of nature
-Be mindfully present with yourself
If you’re looking for a guided experience, Dr. Mark Ellison at Pinnacle Forest Therapy is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy guide. Learn more at www.PinnacleForestTherapy.com. Self Guided Forest Therapy Walk Audio (Click to Listen)