Limitations on activities during the pandemic and an increased reliance on screens can make it hard to be present in the natural world. Explore below to learn how to incorporate safe outdoor activities into your routine and find ways to bring nature indoors.
How can I know how busy a trail is before I go?
AllTrails.com is an excellent online resource where people that use trails are able to report on trail condition and traffic. As a rule of thumb, harder, less accessible hikes have less foot traffic.
What if I don’t have time to drive up a canyon and go for a hike?
Walks around your neighborhood can be an effective alternative to hiking if you are crunched for time. Take note of the wildlife in your own neighborhood.
I don’t like hiking by myself, can I hike with friends?
Following social distancing protocols and using masks is recommended if you are with those that are outside of your normal circle.
I have a hard time getting around, even just in my neighborhood. Are there any activities for me?
There are many activities that allow you to connect with nature from your home, from birdwatching to nature documentaries. For ideas, check out this list from TakeThemOutside.com.
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