Want to Be More Outdoorsy? Here Are 12 Outdoor Activities That Are Easy to Take Up

If you live in an area that has harsh winter weather, the approaching spring time can be a blessing. Even if you aren’t around much snow, the colder temperatures can leave you indoors struggling for something to do.

As the warmer weather is approaching, it’s time to start thinking of ways to be more outdoorsy. It’s time to trade in those heavy jackets for sweaters and sweatshirts. Here are a few ways that you take a break from indoors.

Camping: Camping doesn’t have to be expensive or require a lot of travel and expensive equipment. If you have a backyard then you have the perfect place to get started with camping. You’ll also be closer to home if the weather doesn’t work out in your favor. Tents are quite affordable these days. Start with a tent, an air mattress, and some blankets and you’ll be ready for a perfect night out under the stars.

Birding: Bird watching is a great way to get outdoors. All you really need to get started is a pair of binoculars, a guide to the birds in your area, and your curiosity. Most areas will have a local chapter of the Audubon Society that may be able to help you find out more about the birds in your area.

Gardening: There is nothing more rewarding than eating fruits and vegetables that you’ve grown on your own. Though it may seem overwhelming at first, gardening can be very fun and rewarding.

Hiking: Hiking will get you outdoors and keep you physically fit. If you are just beginning, start out slow. You’ll want to stick to easier trails that don’t require a lot of climbing and that can be done in less than a day. As you get into it and build up more endurance, you can opt for the more difficult trails and even the ones the require multiple days.

Biking: Biking is another activity that will keep you physically fit while you enjoy the outdoors. Whether you want to take a leisurely ride to enjoy the scenery, or get in a good cardio workout, biking is a great way to go.

Baseball/Softball: Perhaps it’s time to dust of the old glove from school and get back out on the diamond. Many local areas have adult teams that get together during the season. Check with your town’s recreation department to be pointed in the right direction.

Running: The only thing needed to get started in running is a good pair of running shoes. Start out slow and build up your endurance.

Drone Flying: Drones don’t have to be just for kids these days. Drones are a lot of fun and their cameras can provide you photographic documentation of the areas you fly in.

Horseback Riding: There are so many physical, mental, and emotional benefits to horseback riding. Though many riders get started young, it’s never too late to start.

Outdoor Photography: Photography is a wonderful pastime that can even be done with the cellphone camera. It’s a great way to capture wildlife, or any of nature’s beauty that you may encounter.

Geocaching: Geocaching is basically an awesome treasure hunt. You use a GPS system to find items that have been hidden by others. Once you find a cache of items, you take one and then leave an item for the owner to find. There are many resources online that will help get you started with this awesome pastime.

Stargazing/astronomy: Some of the most beautiful sights to see happen when you just look up. There are many stars to see in the sky even without the use of a telescope or binoculars. Charts of stars that can be observed without the help of equipment can be found online.

Each of these activities are a great way to get outdoors and get some fresh air. Choose what interests you and get outside and enjoy it!

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