Top 10 Activities for Outdoor Day Trips
With summer well underway, it’s important to take time off and enjoy the beautiful warm weather. If you are unable to go to the cottage or take longer summer vacations, day trips are a great alternative to get outside and spend quality time with family and friends. To simplify your planning, our team has come up with the top 10 outdoor day trip activities that are all enjoyable in their own way.
Casual: If you find you are active in your daily life and are just looking for a day of relaxation, these activities might be best suited for you. These casual activities are very relaxed on both your body and your wallet.
Hiking – Grab you family and friends, strap on your hiking boots, grab your trekking pole and take a calm day trip through the forest. The sound of birds chirping, beautiful sightseeing and a shaded breeze are all reasons for why you will enjoy your day. Hiking will often also be a remedy to a cluttered mind, as it will offer the chance to relax and take in copious breaths of fresh air.
Beaches – Craving a beautiful tan? Want to listen to the sound of waves or calm water brushing up against the shore? If you answered yes to either of these, heading to a beach to lay down and enjoy the heat should be your go to. Don't forget to bring a beach shelter for added shade!
Fishing – A classic. If you enjoy being on the water and like a little bit of a challenge, a casual fishing trip is just what you need. Not only will you get to relax, but you might also get the benefit of catching your own meal!
Active: The following day trip activities are for people who are looking to break a sweat and do some exercise while enjoying themselves in the sun.
Bike Riding – Whether you enjoy roadside cycling, mountain biking, or a casual bike ride around town, this activity is never a bad option. For day trips, we suggest riding somewhere you have never been, discovering new spaces and scenery will make your ride that much more enjoyable.
Kayaking/Canoeing – If you are an early bird and love being on the water, canoeing or kayaking might be the day trip activity for you. Grabbing your PFD and paddling along the shoreline while the sun rises offers incredible beauty and tranquility to start your day.
Jogging/Running – The simplest of all day trip activities. If getting active is your goal, lace up your shoes and get outside. For this activity, the less planning the better, build your route as you run!
Adrenaline Packed: We didn’t forget about adrenaline seekers! These last activities will cost a little bit of money but are worth every penny.
Horseback Riding – Whether it is your first day on a horse or you are an experienced veteran, horseback riding will always be a challenging activity for those who love animals. You can spend your day doing trail rides through the forest or learn to free-ride and continuously grow your repertoire of skills as a rider.
ATV’ing/Dirtbiking – If speed is your thing, be sure to plan your day trip around ATV’ing and Dirtbiking. Both sports are great for having some all-terrain fun.
Ziplining – A fast-paced outdoor activity that is sure to get the adrenaline pumping! If you’ve ever wanted to experience flight, or even just want a different perspective on the outdoors, ziplining is the way to go.
Climbing – Rock climbing is a fantastic day trip activity for people who want to push their bodies to the limit and discover what they can achieve physically. It is without a doubt the hardest of this list to do, however, it is extremely fun to learn with friends and is very rewarding once you build up the skill to climb without a guide!
With all these great activities to choose from, we guarantee you will enjoy a great day trip in the sun with family and friends. The only thing you are going to have to worry about is when you can plan the next one!