Nature Rx2021-10-29T22:58:27+00:00

Skagit Nature Prescription Program

Spending time in nature benefits both physical and mental health in so many ways! Research has shown that spending time outside in green spaces can decrease stress, lower blood pressure, and improve overall quality of life.

Skagit Nature Rx combines free outdoor programs and resources for people to experience the positive effects of nature for themselves. Whether you are new to the outdoors or a seasoned veteran, Skagit Nature Rx can help maximize the benefits of being outside.

Out & About – Group Nature Walks

Spend time in some of the amazing parks and trails available in our area with one of our Out & About – Group Nature Walk programs. Over four weeks, small groups meet up for hour-long nature walks with friendly walk leaders in great locations. Each program offers an element of:


Social Connection


Find out more!

Contact: Katie Larkin

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October Nature Walk Group

Register by Oct. 10th

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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 –

Looking for more outdoor opportunities?

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

Skagit Trail Builders –

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.

“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.
“This was truly an enjoyable experience – Emily and her assistant, Alice, were always cheerful, congenial and well organized, offering lots of information about the natural world we were observing, including regional history,  and incorporating the knowledge of the other participants as well. “
Carol K.

“What a fun resource. Emily and Alice are terrific walk leaders.”

Barbara C.
“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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