The Walk In The Woods group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from May through October. Occasionally, we will schedule an additional walk that will feature what the Japanese refer to as shinrin-yoku, or "forest bathing"--allowing hikers to immerse, or "bathe", their senses in nature.
We will hike trails throughout the Grand Traverse region. The hikes are easy to moderate and vary from 2 to 6 miles. Whenever possible, the hikes will feature a shorter, slower- paced trek and a longer, faster- paced hike. Expect moderate exercise, good conversation and scenic views of forests, rivers and lakes. Forest bathing hikes will be at a more leisurely pace, with frequent stops to allow participants to fully appreciate the woods.
After the hike, the group will either participate in a tailgate picnic lunch or have lunch at a restaurant near the trailhead.