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4 Places to Forest Bathe

You’re surrounded by some of world’s most pristine and primeval wilderness. Let’s get in there. 

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Montgomery Woods State Natural Reserve

This is it, folks: the old growth redwood forest. These ancient, noble giants have lived longer than most nations on earth and to walk amongst them is to soak in their aura of stoic tranquility.

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Hendy Woods State Park

A little bit inland in Anderson Valley, Hendy Woods is generally warmer than many of Mendocino’s parks, with numerous swimming options and much-coveted campgrounds. 

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Jughandle State Park

Ready for something a little different? While Mendocino is known for its giant redwoods, the unique geology of this swath of the Coast range features a pygmy forest!

Photo Courtesy of Brendan McGuigan

Van Damme State Park

The site of a former lumber operation, this now-wild park draws in visitors with its wide range of ecological attractions, from pygmy forests to fern-strewn gullies to ancient coves.

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