There is something calming about walking around in the woods (especially by yourself). The sounds of twigs and brush underneath your feet break the silence of this natural sanctuary. If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of life in the woods. It is home to many a woodland creature. All of these animals are existing together in harmony. As a result, you can have a very meditative experience in the woods.
Alone in the trees
Robert Frost also felt similarly about the woods in his poem entitled “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” In the poem, he remarks that the woods are “lovely, dark and deep.” This sentiment accurately reflects the meditative and almost therapeutic nature of the woods.
Here in Vermont, we have an overwhelming amount of forest available to our visitors. In addition to state parks, we also just have gobs and gobs of wild land available for exploration.
Personally, I like to go hiking up in northern Vermont. Here, you can see very little imprint of humanity. It is almost like going back in time. Oftentimes, I’ll drive up there for a weekend with a tent and camp out. There are some state parks that exist up there that are excellent for taking a crew out camping or hiking.
One thing that you should be aware of is how cold it can get in the winter. If you are heading up to the woods for some outdoor activity, make sure you dress warmly and bring some flares and a flashlight in case you get lost!