Outdoor Adventures for the Whole Family
With summer fast approaching its time to start planning those family vacations and outdoor adventures! To help aid you in that planning we’ve compiled a few of the best outdoor adventure ideas to do with your whole family!
You can find campgrounds just about anywhere: city or county parks, state parks, KOA campsites or private campgrounds. Private campgrounds often have scheduled activities, playgrounds, volleyball pits, beaches or pools, much like a regular resort. You can also find cabin resorts that have spots set aside for campers; these are ideal for families who want a more social, active environment. Additionally, look for state or national park campgrounds near amphitheaters or visitor centers that have daily scavenger hunts, geocaching and ranger talks. If you prefer a quieter, less-crowded and pristine setting, check into lesser-known state and national forest campgrounds or those run by the Army Corps of Engineers. See America’s best national parks for camping here.
Hiking is a great and inexpensive activity families can do while traveling. Just about any country in the world has a number of great forests, deserts, or mountains that are a real adventure to hike through. It is popular among travelers because it often offers unforgettable experiences while being budget-friendly. Click here to check out some of the best hiking trails in the U.S.
A dude ranch, or guest ranch, is a vacation destination that lets guests share in Western lifestyle activities. For dude ranches who are members of the Dude Ranchers’ Association this is an all-inclusive immersive vacation that includes lodging, meals, horseback riding, fishing, hiking and more. With more than 100 members in the Association the experience is unique at every ranch with a specialty in horseback riding over unique terrain, cattle work and/or luxury amenities. From small, intimate ranches to large resort style ranches there is a ranch to fit every budget and dream vacation.
Whether it’s a quick, one-day whitewater rafting trip, a week-long river trip, or an epic 18-day rafting expedition a rafting trip could end up being one of your families most memorable vacations ever. Rafting vacations are the ultimate way to escape the grind, disconnect and spend quality time with friends or loved ones, or even make new lifelong friends. Not only that, there is no better way to experience some of the most scenic and remote wilderness areas in the world than from a raft, dory, inflatable kayak or stand up paddleboard. Take a look at some of North America’s best river trips here.
Whatever outdoor adventures you decide to embark on with your family, don’t forget to pack plenty of Munk Pack Protein Cookies and Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes to keep you fueled throughout your adventures!
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