Some park access has changed due to current health regulations around COVID-19.


All camping and reservations for DCR properties have been suspended until further notice.

Deer Island park areas are temporarily closed to public access.

Worlds End is now open by advance reservation only.

Webb Memorial parking lot is closed until further notice.

Thompson Island is closed to the public until further notice.


Most DCR park areas remain open for passive recreation.  Click here to learn more about how to safely enjoy time outside.


Activities, ranger tours, and most programs are included with your ferry ticket.

Forest Bathing Retreat on Peddocks Island

Take some time to slow down, and awaken your senses on a daylong Forest Bathing Island Retreat on the Boston Harbor Islands with Toadstool Walks.

Discover the unique urban wilderness of Peddocks Island and unravel the fascinating stories embedded in its rich history.

This is a rare and unique opportunity to explore this island in a different way, connecting with nature and ourselves.

Ticket includes:

  • Round- trip ferry ticket from Long Wharf Boston
  • All day workshop on forest bathing as well as time for personal exploration
  • Snack

Optional lunch available for an additional charge

About Forest Bathing:

Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan. From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there has been extensive research demonstrating what can happen when we relax, unplug, and open our senses to the natural world.

This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our natural surroundings. By deepening our connection with the natural world and each other, we open ourselves up to the healing medicine of the forest. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization.

About the Guide:

Tam is a certified Forest Therapy Guide, Training Apprentice, and Mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Tam believes that the practice of Forest Bathing can deepen and broaden our relationships. Tam’s training includes an understanding of the scientific framework of Forest Therapy as well as the cultural repair that is made possible by holding space for seekers of this medicine to share and bear witness to community as part of the natural world. Tam created Toadstool Walks as a way to offer support in finding one’s own way towards experiencing belonging to the natural world.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

16 and up

What can I bring into the event?

Walking shoes, long pants, bug spray, sunscreen, waterproof shoes, bathing suit and towel, reusable water bottle.

How long is the ferry ride?

1 hour to Peddocks with a stop at Spectacle, 45 min return

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