Great Outdoors Month Part II

Submitted by Stephanie Graudons,
CommunityCare of Lyme, Program Assistant

Keeping with June’s “Great Outdoors Month” theme, the second Saturday in June is National Get Outdoors Day. For some, outdoor recreation involves physical activity and sports, but getting outdoors doesn’t have to be physically demanding. Celebrate this Saturday (and every day) by setting aside time to enjoy the fresh air, relax and unwind, and make it as active or lazy as you like!

Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Paddle on the Connecticut River
  • Nap in a hammock or read a book on the porch
  • Maintain a garden
  • Go for a walk or run (& bring your dog!)
  • Watch for wildlife in the Lyme Town Forest
  • Enjoy a picnic or bonfire with friends or family
  • Birdwatch
  • Play pickleball at Post Pond
  • Enjoy free Qi gong with the Utility Club this month at Post Pond
  • Go fishing at Post Pond
  • Swim at Chase Beach
  • Hike to Holt’s Ledge or the Lyme Pinnacle
  • Enjoy the night sky
  • Be inspired by the Davis family, and start a “Summer Bucket List”

There is so much to do, see and experience in the Upper Valley throughout Great Outdoors Month! What are you adding to your Summer Bucket List? We’d love to hear from you!

Stephanie Graudons
Stephanie Graudons CommunityCare of Lyme, Program Assistant

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CommunityCare of Lyme