Reasons to Start Hiking: “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
The wonderful thing about hiking is that it’s truly an activity everyone can do! Whether you’re young, old, in shape, not so much, an expert or do it as a hobby. There is literally a trail out there for you!! Live near Western New York?
Check out a few of these State Parks:
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua, New York
Letchworth State Park in Western, NY
Audubon Community Nature Center in New York
Explore Watkins Glen, New York
Panama Rocks, NY
My secrets to the New York side of Niagara Falls
Asbury Woods Nature Center Trails, Pennsylvania
Not a New Yorker? Enjoy a TON of other places to hike HERE.
We always loved the idea of exploring “Off the Beaten Paths”, doing hiking trails, kayaking streams and just exploring nature. I never realized how many State Parks were near us. Last year, my not so little guy made a challenge to visit as MANY State parks as we can mark off 🙌
Do you hike or visit State Parks? Here are some reasons to start hiking:
🥾 Collect those rings (Apple watch users know what I mean), Exercise- hiking increases your stamina (energy levels), and strength.
🥾 Hiking improves your mood and relieves stress
🥾 Hiking provides opportunities to watch all kinds of animals in their natural environments
🥾 Hiking helps you get a better nights sleep
🥾 Hiking helps us to disconnect with our Screens and take some self-care
What is your favorite place to hike??