Mayflower Activities
Mayflower Activities
Young wanderer explores a New England meadow on the edges of a farm.

Exploring the outdoors with THE WELL at Mayflower Inn

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NATURE IS CALLING

Journey into nature with expert guides from THE WELL at Mayflower Inn to embrace the Connecticut countryside. Take advantage of both the stunning surroundings of the Mayflower Forest and nearby Hidden Valley and Steep Rock Preserves, located within minutes of the Inn. Spend time throughout your stay amongst the changing leaves of brilliant fall foliage as New England transforms before your eyes. Learn how time disconnecting allows the self to heal and recharge amongst the complex beauty of the natural world.

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Forest Bathing

Experience ancestral awakening practices while hiking in the great outdoors with a guide from THE WELL at Mayflower Inn. Practices such as walking through the forest like a fox, listening like a deer and seeing like an owl are portals to feeling fully alive. When the mind engages in nature's five elements, it invites connection to different aspects of the self; Earth: grounding, Water: creativity, Fire: personal empowerment, Air: self compassion, and Ether: self-expression. Like meditation, Forest Bathing fosters relationship, connection, and the joy of being in the mystery of nature.
  • Two-hour experience | Hosted in Hidden Valley Nature Preserve

  • $160 per guest, up to two guests | $60 per additional guest – up to four | Larger group pricing available, please inquire

  • Meet your guide at THE WELL at Mayflower Inn | Weather permitting

  • Please speak with our team to arrange transportation to the trailhead if needed

  • Available upon request | Please speak with THE WELL at Mayflower Inn to book, 860.619.7016

Hiking activity

Naturalist Hike

Embrace our four-seasons hiking experience as the scenery evolves with the varying temperatures. Make observations native to Connecticut’s Northwest Highlands, such as spotting mussels along a riverbank signally the home of muskrats and otters or listening to the flutter of fallen leaves as a frog passes by. Spot beavers exiting a river canal carrying woody branches in their front paws and listen to waterfalls and flowing rivers around a bend.
  • Two-hour experience | Hosted in Steep Rock Nature Preserve

  • $160 per guest, up to two guests | $60 per additional guest – up to four | Larger group pricing available, please inquire

  • Meet your guide at THE WELL at Mayflower Inn | Weather permitting

  • Please speak with our team to arrange transportation to the trailhead if needed

  • Available upon request | Please speak with THE WELL at Mayflower Inn to book, 860.619.7016

Mayflower Hiking

Season's Rhythms: Autumn Hike

Join an expert guide from THE WELL at Mayflower Inn to begin your Sunday morning appreciating the beauty of Hidden Valley Preserve. Take in scenic views of meadows, woodlands, rivers and hayfields while exploring mindful outdoor topics such as ecological rewilding, nature connection, forest as medicine, animacy, attention restoration therapy and outdoor ethics (“leave no trace” principles) to name a few. The Autumn Hike is available every Sunday between the Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice.
  • 90-Minute Experience | Sundays from 9:30am – 11:00am | Hosted in Hidden Valley Preserve

  • $50 per guest

  • Available beginning Sunday, September 26, 2021

  • Please speak with our Inn Host to prearrange transportation if needed

  • Season’s Rhythms: Autumn Hike must be booked in advance | Please speak with THE WELL at Mayflower Inn to book, 860.619.7016

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Fresh Aire Adventure: Wild Foraging & Tea Making

Accept an invitation to spend time in nature in a way that welcomes healing and connection to Self and the Natural World. Your experience includes a nature meditation practice to expand consciousness in the wild, and foraging wild foods to fully engage in smell, texture, sound, flavor and sight. Learn how to birth a fire from gathered birch bark, white pine and kindling to brew fresh hickory and white pine tea as you sit amongst the sounds of the forest.
  • Two-hour experience | Hosted in the Mayflower Forest

  • $175 per guest

  • Meet your guide at THE WELL at Mayflower Inn | Weather permitting

  • Available beginning October 1, 2021 | Please speak with THE WELL at Mayflower Inn to book, 860.619.7016

Mayflower Activities

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