No matter where you live, the days are getting longer. And depending on where you live, temperatures are starting to rise! That’s certainly true where I live.
To me, that means one thing: Time to go outside and have fun!
There are a number of state and county parks not far from where we live. My husband and I decided to try and take the kids hiking at these parks as often as possible. We both think it’s great to get out in the fresh air and experience the plants and trees and birds and animals that you run across in a park.
Hiking is one of many different outside activities. What are some of your favorites? Let me know!
Here are the most popular outdoor activities by participation rate, according to a survey issued by The Outdoor Foundation:
|Youth (ages 6 – 14)||Participation||No. of Participants|
|1. Running/Jogging/Trail Running||24.2%||19.9 million|
|2. Bicycling (Road, Mountain, BMX)||20.6%||16.9 million|
|3. Camping (Car, Backyard, RV)||18.2%||15 million|
|4. Fishing (Fresh, Salt, Fly)||18%||14.8 million|
|5. Hiking||13.1%||10.8 million|
|Adult (ages 24+)||Participation||No. of Participants|
|1. Running/Jogging/Trail Running||14.9%||31.6 million|
|2. Fishing (Fresh, Salt, Fly)||14.6%||30.9 million|
|3. Hiking||12.5%||26.4 million|
|4. Bicycling (Road, Mountain, BMX)||12.3%||26.1 million|
|5. Camping (Car, Backyard, Backpacking, RV)||11.8%||25 million|
Have a great day – and if you can, go outside!