10 Ways to Get Outdoors This Weekend

10 Ways to Get Outdoors This Weekend

After a couple months of various shelter-in-place routines, many of us are itching to spend more time outdoors.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Get Out the Bike 
    Be sure to fill those tires with air, grab your helmet, and hit the road.

  2. Play Tennis
    The perfect sport for social distancing.  You might even have an easy time finding an unused court in your area.

  3. Plant a Tree
    Spring is the perfect time to add a new plant to your yard.  Trees offer incredible ecological benefits.  Here is a guide for planting them. 

  4. Fire Up the Grill 
    It might only be steps away from the house, but leaving the indoors to cook dinner with fire can become something magical.  Some of you know what I mean.

  5. Take a Hike
    There are more trails near you than you might think.  AllTrails can help, and even has a 50% off promo going on this weekend for their pro membership.   

  6. Plant a Garden with the Kids
    Imagine a grocery store where you are the only shopper. Plant one today! Our friends at Nature's Path have some tips here for planting an organic garden.

  7. Wash the Dog
    It might be a good time to give 'ol Sparky a wash in the great outdoors.  Here are some tips on how.  And maybe spruce up the car, too, while you're at it? 

  8. Camp in the Backyard
    Here's one that kids and adults alike can love: pull out the tent, sleeping bags, and fire pit and make camp right there in the backyard. 

  9. Practice Photography
    The leaves are in bloom and nature is spectacular right now in most places.  Sounds like a great time to pull out the camera or phone and practice some photos in nearby nature.

  10. Walk Off Some Brownies
    Here you go: bake a batch of brownies, eat a couple, then walk a plate of them down the street to a friend. You get to enjoy a treat, spread some cheer, breathe fresh air, and exercise those legs all at the same time. Wow, why don't we do this more often?

Most importantly, don't forget to stay safe and stay positive.  Life is short and it's a treat to enjoy.  The outdoors can help make it that much better.

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