5 Summer Activities for the Active Family

Summer is almost here. We promise. You’ve been stuck in your house all winter. However, with the longer and warmer days comes a perfect opportunity to plan an outdoor activity your whole family will love. There are tons of great outside activities for an active Saturday. Here are just a few of our favorites!

Spend a day on the water

The warmer the weather, the better this sounds. Spending a day out on the water can be just what the doctor ordered to break out of the winter doldrums. Rent a kayak or a canoe and take the whole family for a fun day out on the lake. If you really want to have some fun, give tubing a try. You can pack a lunch,  head out to North Park, or a favorite lake near you, and make a whole day out of it.

Hike a trail

Trails offer you two things: a great workout and great scenery. Depending on the fitness level of the rest of your family, you can hike trails of all shapes and sizes. Overall, there are few things more rewarding than reaching the peak of a brutal trail. Trust us, the scenery will definitely be worth it.

Play some disc golf

Disc golf is far from becoming a new phenomenon, but its popularity has been  steadily growing for a while now. There are plenty of disc golf courses all over the country, and disc golf equipment  is easily accessible from your local sporting goods store. The game is exactly what it sounds like – frisbee and golf combined for one awesome time. There are different weighted frisbees for each throw, and some courses can be very challenging. The whole family will love trying something different.

Create your own version of the olympics

Is your family the competitive type? Are your kids constantly turning everything into a competition? Then, this is the activity for you. Think of a few different games, such as a race around a track, a bike race, who can throw a baseball the furthest, or anything else you can come up with. Complete all of the activities and develop a point system. At the end of the day simply determine a winner. A little friendly competition always brings out the best in the whole family!

Run a 5K together

There are numerous 5K races all over the country throughout the year. Chances are, you can pick any weekend between April and November and  have a race to choose from. This is an activity the whole family will love. Also, more than likely, it will turn into a great competition and encourage active activities leading up to the race.

Just in case it rains…try a bounce house!

So you made these awesome plans to hold your first family olympics, but mother nature has other plans. It’s OK. Try a bounce house. There are plenty of indoor facilities with trampolines and adventure parks that can turn a rainy day into a great day. Have you ever tried dunking a basketball after flying  into the air off of a trampoline? It’s exhilarating!

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