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Letter: Breathe in the beauty at a local forest

Wildwood State Park in Wading River is a

Wildwood State Park in Wading River is a popular camping spot that also has beaches, a playground, hiking trails, areas for playing sports and other amenities. Credit: Johnny Milano

“Forest bathing” is a new way to attract people to spend time under a nearby tree canopy [“How the woods love us back,” Opinion, June 19].

As a long-time naturalist, I have a paradise three miles from my home. Gardiner County Park is a treasure trove of habitats. Although many people bring their leashed dogs on well-worn paths, there are many smaller paths to make discoveries, take photos or just breathe in beauty. Forests are free, and you don’t need a lifeguard.

Tom Stock, Babylon