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Healing Nature Trail offers quiet, serene connection with natural worldSubmitted: 07/12/2018
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

Healing Nature Trail offers quiet, serene connection with natural world
THREE LAKES - Tamarack Song wants people to come and experience what he's built near Three Lakes. Just not too many people at once.

Song's Healing Nature Trail is open to just ten people at a time.

It's to let the quiet serenity of nature surround each person, a practice called forest bathing.

"You're guaranteed your quiet here. You're guaranteed your serenity," Song said. "You're not going to be disturbed."


Song dreamed up this trail as an escape from the world and its stresses. It winds a half-mile around an island surrounded by wetlands. The trail starts with a symbolic crossing.

"This is a threshold bridge," Song explained at the trail's beginning. "This is the line of demarcation between what we're accustomed to and where we've come from and what nature has to offer."

On the other side is a world of nature with features promoting calm mindfulness, like a sand garden, finger labyrinth, and quiet resting benches.

"In order to really benefit from the healing effects of nature, we need to have a direct connection. We need an immersion experience," Song said. "We need to be able to touch, taste, feel, and see."

The trail opened on Saturday.

"We're helping nature to heal," Song said. "In turn, nature helps us to heal, because giving is receiving."

The Healing Nature Trail is open to everyone, but reservations are required to limit the number of people on the trail at once.

Click this link for more information.

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