Head out for a day hike. Go fishing. Enjoy a weekend camping trip. With summer just around the corner, it’s time to plan for some fun and adventure in the great outdoors.
Whether you’re staying local or getting out of town, playing outside is a reliable recipe for relaxation and renewal. Check out these resources for outdoor fun, and make a list of things to do and places to go:
- Head to a national park. One of the best values in vacation spots, national parks offer up–close encounters with unique land formations, wildlife, and unbeatable natural beauty. With online search tools, you can find a national park in the United States, Canada, Europe, and other countries around the world.
- Turn up the fun. Boost the exhilaration factor by trying whitewater rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, or parasailing — just a few of the outdoor activities available for beginning through advanced adventure–seekers.
- Explore your backyard. You don’t have to travel far to enjoy fresh air and nature’s bounty. State and city parks, rivers and lakes, and local trails make for easy anytime escapes.