Summer is all about fun in the Sun and spending quality time exploring the outdoors. Nature is beautiful, and there are so many different possibilities and adventures to be had. Even better, outdoor activities tend to be kind to your wallet and expand your love and excitement for the world around you.

In this article, you’ll learn the 3 outdoor activities you should consider doing this summer and the reasons why they are great.


  • Why Kayaking Is Fun

Kayaking allows you to connect to nature and wildlife that you might otherwise not get to see along the shoreline. Whether you decide to kayak in a lake, canal, river, etc., kayaking is the perfect opportunity to relax.

This outdoor activity increases your cardiovascular fitness level and upper body strength. Paddling may seem easy, but sometimes if you are paddling against the current it can be a great arm workout.

Kayaking also engages your abdominal region making it a great workout for your abs, back, shoulders, and chest.

If you are new to kayaking, it is recommended you stay clear of deep waters and rough, potentially unpredictable waters. This is especially true for the open ocean. It is also a good idea to wear a life vest and paddle with a friend to ensure you are safe.

  • Why Hiking Is Fun

Hiking is another fun outdoor activity that motivates you to explore new trails and areas you might not otherwise have seen. Compared to kayaking where you are constantly sitting, hiking tests your endurance and aerobic capacity because you are constantly up walking and moving.

Hiking can help with weight loss, lower blood pressure, and boost your mood and immune system.

We love hiking because of the ability to leave phones and stressors behind and enjoy nature to its fullest. By truly getting a chance to unplug from all distractions such as text notifications, emails, and social media, you truly get to mentally reset. This also opens you up to the possibility to refocus and reflect on the things and people that are the most important in your life.

And who could forget the amazing views you will see on your hike. Though you are sure to be physically tested on your hiking adventure, the beautiful views make it all worth the pain and struggle.

  • Why Camping Is Fun

Camping is the third outdoor activity you should try. There’s nothing like unplugging and sitting by a campfire in the middle of the woods surrounded by friends and family sharing memories while also making new ones.

Setting up your campsite, whether you decide to go the tent or RV route, is also another fun activity that is sure to bond all the company you decide to camp with.

Even better, you get the chance to also hike while your camp and can make lasting memories like making s’mores, playing games, and maybe share a spooky ghost story or two!