outdoor-recreationMost of your time in your yard is spent weeding, watering, mowing, and otherwise caring for your land and the outside of your buildings. Every once in a while it’s nice to kick back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

With as much work as you put in, it’s certainly worth considering some fun outdoor recreation with friends and family. Not only is it therapeutic, it gets you more active and promotes a healthier lifestyle.

Here we’ll share some of our favorite ideas for relaxing, entertaining, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Outdoor Recreation at Home

From reading a good book in a hammock under a tree to entertaining guests on a nice summer evening, there are hundreds of ways you can have fun outside.

Kids Play Equipment

If you have a young family, you know the value of getting kids away from the television and outside to play. Having some good, sturdy, safe play equipment in your backyard can entertain them for hours in the great outdoors.


Nothing beats jumping into some cool water on a hot day; especially if it’s right in your backyard. From inground pools, to large blow-up pools, to natural and man-made ponds, you have lots of options for swimming at home.


When you’re feeling social, invite a few (or lots of) friends over for a summer evening. It could be a casual potluck where everyone brings some food to share. Or maybe it’s a more formal affair complete with luau theme, tiki lights, and pina coladas. Either way, you and your friends can appreciate good company and that backyard you’ve worked so hard on.


A comfy chair in the sun or a hammock in the shade are great places to read a book or take a nap! Just remember to apply the sunblock.

Cooking Out

Take advantage of pleasant summer weather and grill out. You don’t want to be stuck in the hot, stuffy kitchen to make dinner do you? Take that evening family meal out to the picnic table for some fresh air.

Outdoor Recreation Destinations

If you just need to get away for awhile, think of finding some outdoor recreation instead of holing up in a hotel or at a movie theater. Go to the beach or go camping, hiking, or biking. Find a nice little outdoor cafe for lunch. Play in a community volleyball tournament. Options are endless for outdoor recreation, no matter where you live!

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