5 Ways to Enjoy Nature This Fall

Despite a chill in the air, autumn is one of the best times to get outside. Whether you like to hike, bike, run or walk, here are five ways to stay active during the fall season. 

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1. Ditch the Road

Take your running regiment to the unpaved path and go on a trail run. This is an active way to spend your afternoon, even if you're not an avid runner. Choose a route that's appropriate for your fitness and endurance level by considering elevation gains and total distance.

2. Sleep Under the Stars

There are few better ways to get close to nature than camping. Remember, autumn nights can turn coldquickly, so pack cold-weather clothing to sleep in, like a sweatshirt, pants and socks. 

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3. Take a Hike

Enjoy nature with a hike, long or short. Go solo and take your time, but if you try a new trail, consider taking a partner in case you get turned around. Whether you're alone or chatting with a companion, remember to listen as leaves crunch below your feet. 

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4. Make Like Ansel Adams

Brush up on your photography skills or put a sketchbook in your pack because autumn is one of the most visually stunning times of the year in most parts of the country. Find a comfortable spot, at your campsite, in your backyard or on the trail, and capture the moment. 

5. Ride a Bike

Take a scenic fall bike ride to enjoy nature this fall. Map your route on a local road or head into the forest, depending on which one you feel most comfortable with. Before you head out, be sure you know of any seasonal closures or announcements for the area you're biking through. 

More: 7 Family-Friendly Bike Rides

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