The Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls National Park.

The Billy Goat Trail at Great Falls National Park.

While “forest bathing” is a relatively new movement in the United States, the Japanese practice of immersing oneself in nature has long been valued in many communities. It’s becoming more popular in the Washington, D.C. region, which has many green spaces despite its urban density.

From wellness trends to longstanding traditions, we’ll talk about our connection to nature, our favorite hikes, trails and parks, and the challenges to outdoor accessibility.

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  • Melanie Choukas-Bradley Author, "The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect with Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life;" "City of Trees" and "A Year in Rock Creek Park;" Naturalist with the Audubon Naturalist Society and Smithsonian Associates, along with other organizations.
  • Dennis Chestnut Founder and former Executive Director of Groundwork DC
  • Lee Cain Director of Kingman Island, National Capital Region

Where To Get Away From People in and Around Washington

Living in the Washington region can be exciting. There's the thrill of passing D.C.'s famous monuments at night. The beauty of street musicians serenading you on the street. There's also the anticipation of your car being rear-ended if you stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk.

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