The temperature has dipped and snow has fallen, kicking off winter just in time for the holidays. For many, this season is a time to enjoy the warmth of their fireplace, a cup of hot chocolate or coffee to keep them toasty, and delicious homemade cookies straight from the oven. While that’s all very ideal, there are plenty of activities to take advantage of this season that won’t have you stuck inside until the snow melts.
1. Ice Skating – When was the last time you were on a pair of ice skates? While it may induce a bit of soreness, ice skating can be a great experience and offers a perfect way for groups of friends, couples, and families to spend a winter night.
– No matter what age you are, snow on the ground offers a great opportunity to indulge in sledding and tubing, two of the most classic winter activities. Whether you’re teaching it for the first time or out for some fun, grab that cookie sheet
or large tube and hit the hill.
3. Hiking/Snowshoeing – Get out and experience nature in a new way. Venture into the woods or walk along a local nature trail and embrace the scenery and refreshing winter air. Invite your friends and bring the dog along for some good exercise and companionship.
4. Skiing/Snowboarding – The Winter Olympics are right around the corner, and these sports have become crowd favorites. People from the ages of 3 to 90 have been known to enjoy these exhilarating activities. Find a local hill or make your way to the mountains for an adventurous trip.
5. Playing in the Snow – Whether it’s building a snowman or making snow angels, everyone can enjoy the simplicity of bundling up and playing in the snow. Reminisce and create new memories with the ones you love with this perfect outdoor activity.