Walking, hiking, and running are perennially ranked as top outdoor activities that many people enjoy. They can improve your overall physical and mental health. Each of the activities can be performed just about anywhere and inexpensively. Continue reading for details on popular outdoor activities, and get outside!
- Water Interests
While everyone has different access to water, there are rivers, lakes, ponds, and/or pools near all of us. There are many outdoor activities that we can pursue connected to water. Often near waterways, there are paths for walking, hiking, and running. A new vista can add enjoyment and challenge to these pursuits.
Get outside and try some new ventures. Waterways are great for fishing. Check with your local resources on any licenses you need. Kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding are fun and exciting hobbies to explore and can be done on many different types of water sources. Swimming is a relaxing way to immerse yourself in the water with two pluses – cooling you off on a hot day and great exercise.
- Open Space Ideas
Parks and nature centers have been and continue to protect open space in all areas. Accessing open space near you is another great way to get outside. Enjoying the sunrise or sunset is a wonderful way to begin or wrap up your day.
Bird watching is growing in popularity. It is a no cost, no frills activity. Connecting with nature and walking beautiful trails, you can see different species of birds and get some exercise. Grab your Smartphone or a camera and take some pictures. You can capture memories and pictures worth framing.
- Land Pursuits
In addition to getting outside walking, hiking, and running, consider trying or retrying cycling. Bike paths have been added in many cities and towns. These are a great option to use for all, bike paths are a fabulous way to reacquaint yourself with cycling.
For those who experience winter weather, there are many popular winter outdoor activities. Skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, or ice skating are all fun ways to get outside in the colder months. Grab your hat and mittens and get some fresh air!