Getting Back Outdoors

Getting Back Outdoors

| March 23, 2021

You’ve officially been cooped up for months, probably in more ways than one. Now that winter is almost a memory, it’s time to get some sun.

But what are you going to do? Just walking around in your yard isn’t exactly inspiring enough to tear you away from your latest Netflix binge. But fear not, we’ve got some ideas to give your poor old couch a break.

Check out these excellent activities and get yourselves out and about:

  • Hike it up — Who doesn’t like a walk in the woods? Take a day trip to the Indiana Dunes and check out the nature trails.  https://www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/hiking.htm 
  • Water ahoy! —  Explore some of the beautiful towns along Lake Michigan. Walk around, shop, take in the views, or whatever else comes to mind.  https://www.michigan.org/article/road-trip/scenic-stops-road-trip-along-west-michigan-pike
  • Epic picnic — Get al fresco and prove that being in the sun doesn’t have to mean sweating. Plan a great meal at a favorite spot, then recline, eat, and laugh with your favorite people.
  • Lawn games — Grab a stretch of grass in a nearby lawn or park and play bocce ball, lawn chess, volleyball, or your favorite lawn sport of choice. 

You don’t have to wait for sweltering weather to be outside. Get out there and experience the joy of not being stuck between four walls, even if it’s just for a few moments.