Get out to take advantage of summer's last days
On this "last" weekend of summer -- my does that sound dramatic -- what are you going to do? Next week the kids are back in school, harvesting and using garden treasures gets busier, and for many routines become more set. Here are some ideas to e...
On this "last" weekend of summer -- my does that sound dramatic -- what are you going to do? Next week the kids are back in school, harvesting and using garden treasures gets busier, and for many routines become more set. Here are some ideas to enjoy your lazy time close to home.
Take a hike.
We have one of the nation's largest municipal forests. Have you visited it? Hiked its paths, trails, and roads? Have you inline skated, biked, or rolled along the Millennium Trail which winds through the forest? Once inside the forest you are a world away from city life. Visit it for health, fitness, and peace of mind.
This is a great way to add extra activity or exercise to your day without adding more things. I find it a great way to simplify my schedule. Take the challenge and try to bike to work, school, or shopping while the weather is great. Who knows, you may become hooked and weather will no longer matter.
Explore our shores.
Visit the beach for a family hike, fire, or swim. See what sorts of interesting things you can find by creating a family scavenger hunt. Act like a tourist at Barker's Island and play miniature golf, tour the SS Meteor, or walk the Osaugie Trail. Lounge, run, or walk in the sand at Wisconsin Point. Try some rock climbing and visit the lighthouse. Look for unique driftwood; see who can find the strangest piece. Or search for agates along the rocky shores. Cross the bridge and use the Lakewalk out of Canal Park. Take a day trip to another town up the North Shore or along the South Shore.
Visit Pattison or Amnicon Falls State Parks and find the fault lines. Find out how we got those great waterfalls. Check out the park Web sites or superiorchamber.org community calendar for opportunities to learn more about these parks and what they teach us about the area we live in. Just enjoy the day and swim, hike, or camp these adventures are less than hour away.
Sleep beneath the stars.
Camp around the area. We have great parks, campgrounds, and places to pitch a tent, park the car, or pack it in and live outside for a weekend. Water-ski, wakeboard, float, swim, or so some other great water sport which gets you up moving and your adrenaline pumping or not.
We have lots of great things to do to stay healthy and active right at our fingertips. Take advantage of our area with summer's lazy day attitude and just get out and move. Do something to appreciate the beauty of our area. Notice how noticing penetrates your responses to other mundane events, your overall attitude, and your ability to do the things you must better. When we take time for ourselves and enjoy the beauty around us we don't just effect us, we effect all those we come in contact with. Take advantage of the many great things our county has to offer and notice how easy it is to feel active, healthy and happy.
Stacy Reuille-Dupont is owner of Superior Balance Fitness Center and SuperiorWorkout.com. She may be reached at www.superiorbalance.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .