activities at birdsong
Birdsong offers a variety of trails to explore. The Upper Trail Loop transverses the southern 40 acres offering incredible views and short spur trails to Valley Vista, Lost Valley Overlook and awe inspiring Zen Point. The Forest Trail located midway on the property invites us to experience the canopy of Coast Live Oaks in a slow wander or walking meditation. Part of the Forest trail is a therapy trail and can be experienced using a written or MP3 audio guide leading you thru a remarkable nature immersion experience offering pleasures of being present. We hope you will take advantage of it, as we are to be 1 of (only!) 3 certified trails in the country to offer this. For more info on our Forest Therapy Trails, click here. Also located midway on the property and hidden from view is the Boulder Village Trail best experienced at sunset or early morning because of the beautiful light during those times. Its towering boulders and labyrinth of canyons takes you on botanical wonder tour of ancient manzanita, sculptural yuccas, monumental rock formations and wildflowers in Spring season.
“I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree”. -- Joyce Kilmer
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Explore the Boulder village
Located midway on the property is a band of interesting rock formations and canyons with ancient sculptural manzanita , yucca and interesting spaces. Perfect for naps and meditation.
2 Certified Forest therapy Trails
We are offering 2 ANFT Certified Nature and Forest TherapyTrails which wind through the wildest areas of the retreat. These guided experiences are intended to invite us to slow down and engage in a conversation with the forest through a sort of walking meditation. If you do it slowly and mindfully, you will hear, see or sense things that call out for your attention. Want further contact? Could be an old stump or interesting plant...just do it...this is the forest asking to engage with you. We offer both written and MP3 audio guides and soon will have a certified Nature and Forest therapy guide that can be hired for small group walks and is highly recommended . For details go here .
Zen Point TraIL
"Silence is Golden" on this short spur off Upper Loop Trail and we invite all those who walk it do it very slowly, mindfully and silently and we guarantee you will be primed to experience a truly awe inspiring reward at the end.
How would you like to have professionally captured images of you and your family, significant other, or maybe just you and your fur baby happily enjoying our breathtaking backdrops?
Good news, Birdsong has a professional photographer here on the property who is now offering Birdsong family Photoshoots!
What is included?
For $99 you'll get an hour with our photographer wandering around our property and capturing both posed and candid images. All images will be edited and emailed to you giving you full rights to the jpgs so you can post and print how you desire. Contact Jackie at 616 901-0143
“The earth laughs in flowers” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson