Stay and Explore
Help us keep our trails clear of brush and free of mud and rocks and assiste with construction and maintenance projects such as painting and building repair. Meet at the White Barn at 9:00. Tools provided, no experience needed. And lunch included!
Volunteers like you make the difference at Sugarloaf.
To RSVP and if you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you heard about Shinrin Yoku or “Forest bathing”? Here is an opportunity to take a walk, and experience the practice for yourself. Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress reducing qualities, of this walking practice. Led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners.
Shinrin yoku translates as “forest bathing” or Forest Therapy, (an immersion in the beneficial influences of nature), and is a practice that originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States as well as internationally for it’s documented Health benefits. This practice takes “a walk in the woods” to another level. A very centering and calming restorative practice, promoting balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Recent articles have been written up in Oprah, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, as well as numerous other publications.
Check the links below for more information about the practice and in specific it’s restorative support for emotional calm, meditation, balance, blood pressure, cardio, cholesterol, sleep/anxiety, and stress reduction.
Come experience what all the interest is about. Sugarloaf State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its Parks RX program. The last Saturday of each month 9:30 to 12:30 May through November.
“I was learning to slow down and use all my senses to take in nature. After the walk, I noticed a feeling of peace and well-being.”
For tickets or more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2914032
Join us for a 1.4-mile nature hike along the Sonoma Creek, On the hike your leader will teach you about the plants, animals and aquatic life of Sonoma Creek. The hike starts at the visitors center. No fee, but parking charges apply.
Join the Oakmont Hikers Club in a fundraiser for Sugarloaf Ridge State Park—celebrating five years as a community-operated state park in Sonoma Valley!
This event includes wine and cocktails, a four-course meal, and a presentation by Bernie Krause, the world-renowned soundscape ecologist. Held at the Oakmont East Recreation Center with a view of Sugarloaf. Tickets are $75 per person with all proceeds going to Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Get your tickets here: http://sonomasalutessugarloaf.bpt.me/
Come to the park for a peaceful hike through the woods, join our Docent’s for this fun family hike that is good for all ages. During this 2 miles hike with a 400 foot vertical, you will learn more about Sugarloaf Park and its plants, animals, and history. Weather permitting, the hike will begin and end at the Visitors Center. No RSVP needed, and no charge for the hike. $8 parking fee.
Your donations help keep Sugarloaf open for all!
Camping at Sugarloaf
You can enjoy camping year-round at Sugarloaf with 47 family-friendly and alchohol free camping spaces surrounded by a large meadow, bordered by a year-round stream and a hillside forest.
Stargazing at Robert Ferguson Observatory
Completely dedicated to public viewing and education, the Robert Ferguson Observatory is the largest in the western United States and it’s right here at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park.