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7 Activities to Enjoy During National Great Outdoors Month

Time to lace up your shoes and head outside for National Great Outdoors Month! June is the perfect month to get outside and explore the world around us. Here are some activities that you and your family can participate in.

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Hiking: Whether it be a local trail or a national park, hiking is great exercise for everyone. If you aren’t sure where to find a good hiking trail, AllTrails is a great resource.

Walking: A nice, long walk is great for people of all ages. Pair up with a friend, a furry friend or take the whole family along! If you take the family along, have them collect leaves along the way. When you return home you can spend more time together creating some craft projects such as leaf tracing.

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Biking: Hop on your bike and take a ride! A simple ride around your neighborhood or a more strenuous ride on a bike trail will strengthen your muscles and improve your cardiovascular health. Remember to wear your helmet for safety.

Kayaking: Paddling and gliding not only provides physical health benefits it is also beneficial for your mental health.

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Fishing: Cast your line and enjoy some quiet time while you wait for a bite. Fishing in a peaceful, beautiful environment is a great way to relieve stress.

Bird watching: Looking for something that will get you outdoors and will help increase your patience? Bird watching could be the perfect activity for you. Check out the 25 Best National Parks for Birding from The National Parks Conservation Association.

Camping: Beautiful surroundings, cooking over an open fire, socializing with family and friends – the benefits are endless and memories will last a lifetime.

Are you wondering how National Great Outdoors Month got started? Visit Great Outdoors Month for more information!

What activities will you and your family be participating in?

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