Summer is the best time to take a break from the monotony of everyday life and try a new activity. If you’re like us, warmer temperatures and longer days means spending as much time outside as possible.
So, whether you’re looking to simply soak up the fresh air or mix it up when it comes to ways to get outside, here are 8 outdoor activities to explore this summer.
Pickleball is gaining popularity everywhere for its easy-to-learn rules and inclusive nature. A hybrid of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, it’s competitive while being accessible to a variety of ages and levels of experience.
However, while pickleball is certainly picking up speed due to its smaller court size and slower pace compared to tennis, don’t think it’s not an excellent workout. Whether you’re smashing it on the court or casually volleying, pickleball is a great way to serve up some fun outdoors– with friends of all skill levels. So, for an alternative to your regular workout routine, give pickleball a try.
Whether you’re looking to test your body’s limits or simply get out in nature, there’s a hike for you. Hiking offers a way to tackle new-to-you terrain– no matter where you are in the world. Pick a trail with a rewarding view and grab a friend for someone to enjoy it with.
A great way to take advantage of lakes, rivers, and even the sea, paddling offers a new perspective to views both new and familiar. Take to your favorite waterway on a paddleboard or kayak for some solo time on the water, or grab a friend or two to try paddling a canoe.
A quintessential summer activity, there’s no better way to cool off than time on the water during the hot summer months.
4. Mountain Biking
For those that enjoy life on two wheels, try taking the sport into a higher gear– especially if your ideal summer day includes a bit of adrenaline. Tackle uphill trails and thrilling downhills while navigating varied terrain. Mountain biking is all about embracing adventure and pushing your limits while celebrating life outside.
If you’re not an adrenaline junky, don’t worry. There are plenty of lowkey mountain bike trails available that provide the same challenges– for all skill levels.
For escaping the grind, fishing is a great sport to test your focus and patience. Enjoy the calmness of the water and surrounding wildlife while waiting for fish to bite– the perfect way to unwind solo or while bonding with friends and family.
6. Trail Running
If you’re all about hitting the ground running, take the sport to the next level by running on trails. Trail running takes you off the beaten path, and adds the fun challenge of navigating varied terrain. Whether you’re a regular runner or a hiker that wants to up the pace, trail running offers a dip into nature and a respite from car traffic. And who knows? You’ll likely be able to find trails you didn’t know existed right in your neighborhood.
If you can’t get enough of day hikes, give backpacking a try. Backpacking gets you further off the beaten path and away from crowds, exploring new places that might be unreachable in a single day of hiking.
For route and gear recommendations, check out your local outdoor shop. They may even have clinics for beginner backpackers looking to get started!
8. Rock Climbing
For those who have given indoor rock climbing a try, head outdoors this summer for some outdoor climbing. From bouldering to top-roping, outdoor climbing requires a variety of skill levels and gear. If you’re new to the sport, tag along with more experienced friends or connect with your local climbing gym for tips, gear rentals, and the potential to learn from experienced climbers.
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