Enjoy the outdoors in the Mohawk Valley

Are you the outdoorsy type? Do you want to be? Join Jim as he explores and shares what he loves about the Mohawk Valley.

What we love about the Mohawk Valley

The landscape that is the Mohawk Valley has so much to take in from the mighty Mohawk River, to the farms working the land, to the woods and wilderness accessible by many trails crisscrossing the valley. Living in Herkimer County, we love learning about its landscape and history to really be connected and live our best life in the Mohawk Valley today.

Living in the Mohawk Valley

The Mohawk Valley has something for everyone

No matter where you start in the Mohawk Valley, you’ll find plenty of scenic beauty, history and plenty of outdoor activities. If you live in the Mohawk Valley, there’s so much to explore. There are many area sites and attractions which we love to visit. Our favorite place to be is anywhere outdoors.

Join Jim for a 30-day Challenge to get outside and enjoy the Mohawk Valley

Jim takes a walk in the Mohawk Valley woods. Brace for a uphill climb along to the maple grove, view area plant species, game tracks & more.

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Free Forest Bathing Downloadable

This sign was created and hung on a tree in preparation for a reunion we were hosting. I made it just for a bit of fun to encourage family to enjoy a walk in the woods, and it worked! Download the SVG file and create your own or make a variation that will work for you. To make the sign

  • Download the “Free Forest Bathing” sign in a scalable SVG file.
  • Cut a pine board to size.
  • Paint the board with black chalkboard paint. Let the paint dry.
  • Print the downloaded file to match the size of the board you want to use and secure the printed paper to the board using painter’s tape.
  • Trace the letters (outline the thicker font) by using a dull point on the paper to leave an indentation to follow on the pine board. I used a small hex point screwdriver. The trick is to choose something that’s not too sharp (you don’t want to rip the paper) but that’s strong enough to leave a good indentation in the wood. The small hex screwdriver worked for me.
  • Once I traced all of the letters, I pulled up one end of the paper and checked to make sure I could see all of the letters. Satisfied with the results, I painted the letters in with an iridescent white paint; you could also use white chalk paint.
  • The trees on the sign below look a little different than the printable because I added them freehand with the paint. I included trees in the printable to make it easier. Happy trails!
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