Fall Outdoor Activities
Fall is slowly but surely heading our way, but that does not mean you have to hibernate on your couch with a pint of beer as your best friend. From hiking to sled rides with huskies, there are many outdoor activities still left to be experienced. Here are ten of the best outdoor activities for fall.
1. Go Hunter Gathering
Winter is the perfect time to get your hunter-gathering skills on point. Set off on a treasure hunt with the guarantee of rich prey such as mushrooms and delicious forest mushrooms are the culinary gold of the forest. For anyone who has even a bit of a hunter/ gatherer instinct in them, searching for mushrooms in the wild is an absolute must! Mushroom picking is just as fun when done alone as it is with a friend: Whether as a challenge, with professionals on a mushroom excursion or simply as a trip to later serve the catch as a culinary delight at home!
2. Go For A Long Walk
Make your way to the next forest and enjoy the color and the special scent during a long walk. The forest is never more beautiful than when the warm rays of the sun breaks through the morning mist and the leaves rustle under your feet. A trip to the botanical garden is also worthwhile in the fall where you can experience all that nature has to offer. If you prefer not to walk long in deserted areas, you can walk through the city and discover hidden streets.
3. Experience Riverboarding And Hydrospeed
Riverboarding and Hydrospeed are currently the ultimate craze in whitewater sports and outdoor action sports and should not be withheld from nature lovers and adventurers! Although similar, it is vital to note that they are both two separate sports. They both have one thing in common: It’s about going faster, faster and with even more action through whitewater than you’re used to from kayaking or rafting. The trick is that the boats are smaller and more maneuverable so that you can feel the water dynamics even more directly and get into even more intensive contact with the elements – a real guarantee for the extra dose of fun and action!
4. Exercise Outdoors
To lead a healthy lifestyle, we all need a lot of exercise – and ideally outdoors in the fresh air. No doubt, spring, and summer offer many opportunities for outdoor living, but when the winter kicks in, many of us retreat to the cozy indoors. However, it really doesn’t have to be that way. In addition to sledding and winter skiing, the cold season has many entertaining winter exercises to offer such as cross country running, ice hockey, or even yoga or tai chi in the wind and much more. It has been shown that relaxation and breathing exercises such as yoga, taichi, and pilates help us find physical and mental calm, becoming great allies for personal development. Whether you already practice them or if you have never tried them, the fall offers us a wonderful opportunity to put them into practice as the local parks are usually empty and quiet.
5. Have Fun At An Ice Ring
For those of us with kids, one of the most beautiful winter activities is ice ring skating! If you do not have a frozen lake on your doorstep, your best bet is an artificial ice rink. These small, mobile ice rinks are steadily increasing and today, especially in the Christmas period, are available in most large c. They are also ideal for smaller kids, because many tend to offer skating aids; they are also very suitable for younger kids from three-years-old!
6. Enjoy A Dog Sled Ride
Do you or someone in your circle of friends love dogs and also likes to romp in the snow? With an experience on the dog sled, you can combine both and bring your loved ones an exciting day that they will not forget so quickly. Experience a memorable time together with your sweetheart on a sled dog ride! The Husky is able to pull nine times its own body weight, and has become among other things a vital animal and family member of the Eskimos. Sled dogs have an excellent sense of direction, through which they never stray from known ways, even if they are no longer visible through the thick snow cover. With husky trekking or a husky adventure trip you can get in touch with the clever four-legged friends and convince yourself of their qualities. Definitely one of the best things you can do with your dog.
7. Take A Survival Training Course
The roof protects against unpleasant weather, the heating ensures that the temperature is always comfortable, the lights come on in the dark and the necessary supplies of food are available around the clock in the supermarket. No question: A normal everyday life or even the bare survival without the achievements of modern civilization is hardly conceivable for most people. But what happens when all these amenities suddenly disappear or become unavailable? A survival course from an accredited trainer you teach all the tasks that have to be mastered in order to survive permanently in the middle of the dense forest or in another place far away from the more or less comfortable city life.
8. Go Bird Watching
This next activity is something very special! In the fresh snow, animal tracks are particularly easy to sift and name. Even in a small meadow with a hedge behind the house, you can easily find traces of bird feet. Of course, it gets even better in the woods when alone or on a guided tour.
9. Enjoy A Snow Polo Tournament
Each year the Polo in Snow tournaments become more popular, which are basically the same rules of the Polo but with the difficulty of snow, ice and cold. Going to a Snow Polo tournament is a unique experience, even more than one of the traditional Polo, as the spectators are closer to all the action and not every day you have the opportunity to enjoy the sport of kings in the snow. The most famous Polo in Snow tournaments are in St. Moritz, Switzerland; Aspen, United States; Courchevel, France and Tianjin, China.
10. Discover Snowshoeing
If you enjoy hiking, you should definitely try out snowshoeing. With no noise, no rush but pure nature, you are offered the opportunity to progress on unpaved slopes only with snowshoes. It’s usually tedious to move through ice and snow, but snowshoeing provides you with special shoes with a wide contact service that ensures you do not sink, even in the depths of a meter of snow, but hover over it with ease. Most snowshoes are reminiscent of short, wide skis, and can be used with walking sticks, which offer the right balance when walking.