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Summary: The era of social distancing has impacted everyone and this has left people wondering how they are going to maintain control over their sanity. The positive news is that social distancing doesn’t mean that people have to stay inside their home in WA, ID, OR, and CO at all times, and this article will give you some ideas of what you can do outdoors while physical distancing.
There are still ways to go outside and remain socially distant. Check out a few fun activities that people can do together while still social distancing.
One of the great ideas that people should try this summer involves taking a trip to a local state park. While a lot of businesses have remained closed, there are state parks that remain open.
These parks often have dozens of miles of trails that people can hike and explore plants, animals, and the beauty of the great outdoors in Seattle and Portland. While it is possible that other people will be on the trails, it isn’t hard for friends and family members to remain socially distant during a visit to a state park.
Perhaps the local community park is packed. Instead, think about walking around the rest of the neighborhood. Chances are, there are spots right in the backyard that are brand new. There might even be a spot that has always been on the bucket list that has never been visited. This is an opportunity for people to open their eyes to the rest of the Washington or Colorado neighborhood while social distancing. Why not take this chance to say hello to someone new?
If you live anywhere near a river or other body of water, why not enjoy the serenity of the water by taking a peaceful kayak or canoe trip? Check to see if there are any spots that rent out canoes and kayaks in your area if you don’t have one of your own.
Take a friend with you while maintaining the proper physical distance out on the water and enjoy the nature and wildlife that you may come across on your adventure.
If you’ve got a bit of a green thumb, consider planting a garden in your yard. Even if you haven’t got a yard, perhaps you’ve got a balcony or deck/porch that you can add some greenery to. Not only will your newfound habit help to beautify your property and add some curb appeal, but it can also help relax you as you soak up the sun’s rays, breathe in some fresh air, and get some much-needed vitamin D after being cooped up indoors in Denver or Boise over the past few months.
Plus, you can even plant some vegetables or herbs that you’ll have available to you every time you prepare a meal. There’s nothing like fresh produce plucked from your very own garden!
Pack a tasty lunch, choose a peaceful and picturesque spot outdoors, and take your family for a picnic.
Not only can you enjoy birds and other wildlife as you spend more time outdoors, but you can take things a step further by bringing your camera with you. While you’re out bird watching, take a few candid photos of the wildlife that you come across. You might just snap a picture that’s worthy of being framed and hung on your wall.
Whether you do so off a pier or while sailing a boat in the middle of the water, fishing is another great way to pass the time and spend some time outside in your Idaho or Oregon neighborhood. Before you do, be sure to check into any fishing license that you may need. You just might be able to catch dinner tonight!
While there are some sports that cannot be played while social distancing, there are some that can. Some of the great options include running, swimming, golf, tennis, and even frisbee golf. While social distancing can be hard for those who love to play team sports, there are still other sports that can be played even during the era of social distancing. It is important for people to take care of their physical health during this time. This is a great chance to pick up a new sport.
These are a few of the top activities that people can do outside while still social distancing. Why not give them a try?
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