Nature Rx2022-09-22T00:12:34+00:00

Skagit Nature Prescription Program

The Skagit Nature Rx program provides resources to get people of all ages and abilities recreating outside. Most of our programs and resources are free for people to use as they like, when they like. Prefer a group experience? Then check out our instructor-led nature walk series for seniors or families with young children.

Whether you are new to the outdoors or an outdoors enthusiast, come explore Skagit and experience the numerous mental and physical health benefits nature has to offer!

Group Walks
Hike of the Month
Nature & Health
Resources
Get Involved

Group Nature Walks

Spend time in some of the amazing parks and trails available in our area with one of our Group Nature Walk programs. During this multi- week program, small groups meet up for nature walks with friendly walk leaders in great locations. Enjoy the opportunity to build connections with others in the community, share resources, and explore the wonderful benefits nature has to offer.

Senior Strides

Nature walks for those 55+

Explore local parks and trails with other active adults (55+) from the Skagit area. Every walk will include time to connect with other participants and to receive resources that we hope will foster a future in the outdoors.

 

View upcoming walks here

Family Trek

Nature Walks for Families with Children 0-5

Get together with other caregivers and their children to explore the wonder of the outdoors together!

 

 

Learn More about Family Treks

Hike of the Month

Interested in exploring trails on your own? Our free Hike of the Month introduces you to various trails in our area. On the first Tuesday of each month, a different local hike will be added here on our website and included in our newsletter.  Follow the map and directions provided for a self-guided walk, and get outside on your schedule and enjoy what nature has to offer!

July Hike
POMONA GRANGE PARK

Nature and Health

If you would like to receive information about our upcoming nature walks, Hike of the Month, and more, sign up for our Nature Rx newsletter!

Sign Up for the Nature Rx Newsletter

Resources

Find local parks and trails near you!

Skagit County Walking Trail Guide2021-04-01T18:47:40+00:00
Washington Trails Association Hike Finder Map2021-04-01T18:49:17+00:00

Washington Trails Association Hike Finder Map – https://www.wta.org/go-outside/map

Looking for more outdoor opportunities?

Skagit Trail Builders2021-04-01T18:52:13+00:00

Skagit Trail Builders – https://skagittrailbuilders.org/

NW Tulip Trekkers2021-05-18T15:26:32+00:00
WA State Parks – Free Days 20222021-10-27T22:59:49+00:00

You can visit any WA State Park free of charge on these days.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will the walks take place rain or shine?2021-10-27T22:35:27+00:00

Yes! We live in Washington after all.

However, walks may be canceled due to severe weather. In that case, participants will be notified by 8:30 am on the morning of the walk.

Do you offer transportation to the parks?2021-06-21T23:54:30+00:00

No, we do not offer transportation to parks and trails at this time.

Do I need to wear a mask if I am vaccinated?2021-05-24T15:38:32+00:00

No, given current CDC guidelines you are no longer required to wear a mask if you are fully vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated you are required to wear a mask if you are unable to maintain 6 ft of social distance.

What if I cannot make a session?2021-04-01T18:57:43+00:00

Please call or email the program coordinator to let us know you will not be attending.

Can I bring my dog?2021-10-27T22:35:59+00:00

Not at this time, please leave your furry friend at home. Service dogs are welcome.

Get Involved

Find out more!

Contact: Hannah Williams

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See what participants are saying

“Often I was not really in the mood/wanting to go to the walks, however after I went I was so happy and proud of myself for attending. I will make more of an effort to remember how good I felt afterwards and motivate myself to get outside in nature more.”

Carol H.

“I enjoyed exploring Pomona Grange trails – the quiet pace, feel rested and healthy.”

Cindy M.
“Well worth doing!! — Just do it!”
Kirk B.

“Such great exercise and so fun seeing the areas we haven’t seen before. Any age group could do this and you don’t need any previous hiking experience.”

Donna K.

“It was always a fun, entertaining, informative walk. The instructions of when and where to meet were always clear and easy to follow. The walks were easy enough for anyone to participate and I loved learning about new places in the area.”

Jenna D.
“It was fun to see and/or revisit some of our area’s beautiful trails and to meet new friends along the way.  I hope to be able to connect again with the Skagit Nature Rx “Walking for Wellbeing” program, and to share it with family and friends.”
Carol K.
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