I have just returned from visiting my family back East so posts have been few and far between. Expect more frequent postings to occur now that summer is here and I have a little bit more free time on my hand.
Until then….here is a reminder that today is National Get Outdoors Day! The purpose of National Get Outdoors Day is to encourage Americans to get outside and have some healthy, active fun. Additionally, the day is used to convince people to visit our public lands and attempts to create activities that help children reconnect with nature. As such, public land agencies ( USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, BLM, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service) are waiving entrance fees to encourage more first-time visitors to parks and protected areas. So get outside today and enjoy some natural beauty and even better if you can do it on public land! I’ve already spend part of my day wandering around a local municipal park visiting the farmer’s market and plan on taking a short trail run in the nearby national forest. Here are some ideas for how you can celebrate National Get Outdoors Day.