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Our Getaway Nature Trails: A Tree-Lover’s Dream

Did you know each of our Getaway locations has an onsite nature trail — and all types of trees — to explore? From the Foxglove flowers and blackberry bushes of Getaway Skagit Valley, outside Seattle, to the many maples and hickory trees at Getaway Starved Rock, outside Chicago, our nature trails provide the perfect break from sleeping in or tending a campfire at your cabin to dive into the local flora and fauna. The nature trail at Getaway Skagit Valley even leads to a waterfall!

Spending time in nature, especially around trees, offers profound benefits for both physical and mental health. Immersion in green environments has been shown to significantly reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Trees have a calming effect, largely due to their ability to absorb noise and pollutants, creating a quieter and cleaner atmosphere. Moreover, the natural scenery can boost one’s mood and increase feelings of happiness and well-being. This positive impact on mental health is not just fleeting; regular exposure to nature helps build resilience against stress and fosters a more positive outlook on life.

Physiologically, spending time around trees has tangible health benefits. The clean air produced by trees is rich in oxygen and free from many urban pollutants, contributing to better respiratory health and reducing the risk of chronic diseases such as asthma. Moreover, the act of walking or engaging in any form of physical activity in a forest or park encourages a more active lifestyle. This not only improves cardiovascular health but also aids in weight management. Additionally, exposure to natural light can help regulate sleep patterns, improving overall sleep quality. This is particularly beneficial in the modern world, where artificial light and screen time disrupt natural sleep cycles.

Ready to root yourself in nature? Book your escape to nature to explore our nature trails today.