Now that the weather is warming up and the sun has decided to come out of hiding, it’s as if the world is waking up from a long winter’s nap. Spring is a season of rebirth and rejuvenation, so if you’ve found yourself in a bit of a winter slump these last few months, don’t worry — it’s not too late to start spring off on an active note.
Here are our seven best ideas to get outside and get active now that the weather is improving.
1. Meet a Friend for a Hike
With the trees and grass turning green once again, it’s a great time to get a little exercise while enjoying the natural scenery your city has to offer. Check out some local Cleveland trail options or plan a short camping trip to tackle a new challenge.
2. Visit the Farmer’s Market
Northeast Ohio has more than 75 farmer’s markets to choose from, so spring is a great time to explore your local produce options and get in some valuable walking activity while you stroll between vendors.
3. Go for a Bike Ride
Biking is a great way to get active while also playing tourist in your own city. Pick a destination and start peddling — just don’t forget to wear your helmet!
4. Host a Backyard Barbeque
Invite your friends and neighbors over for a festive spring cookout and set up a few yard games to keep people on their feet. Horseshoes, cornhole, tetherball, volleyball or even a game of catch are all great options for friendly competition.
5. Sign Up for a Local Race
Spring is a common time of year for local races and charity walks. Find a local option that suits your fitness level and convince a few friends to join you for an active start to a spring day.
6. Visit a Theme Park
Even if you’re there for the roller coasters, visiting a theme park is still a great way to rack up several miles of walking. Cedar Point opens May 9th, so start planning your visit soon!
7. Do Some Yard Work
Whether your flower beds need re-mulching or your grass has finally grown enough to give you cause to break back out your lawn mower, yard work is the type of productive activity you’ll feel great about checking off your to-do list.
Even simply going for an evening walk with your family can add a little activity to your day. Tell us: What are your favorite spring activities?
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