It is finally June which means the first day of summer is fastly approaching. Soon enough we will have forgotten all about the cold windy days of winter and will be able to enjoy the great outdoors once again.
Summer is when students finally have free time to do whatever they want and not have to worry about going to school or doing their homework. There are also endless things to do. It’s even a great time to take a vacation and see new places.
Instead of being cooped up in the house all day watching TV or playing video games, go outside and go for a walk or try a new sport. It’s important to move your body, breathe fresh air and absorb all the sun’s great vitamin D.
There are a lot of pickleball courts in the surrounding area and some of you may even find you have a knack for it. If you haven’t heard of pickleball, it is basically a combination of tennis and ping-pong. It’s fun, fast-paced and before you know it you’ll be breaking a sweat.
There are also a lot of great walking trails in the area to get your steps in and enjoy a slice of nature while you’re at it. If you want more of a challenge, the Quarry Park and Nature Preserve in St. Cloud combines a little bit more hiking and a place to jump in the water to cool off.
In our adjoining towns where there is so much river access, it is almost a crime not to go kayaking or boating sometime this summer. The Sauk and Mississippi rivers have some great parks along them to enjoy the views or have as a starting point to launch your boat. With the recent rainfall, both rivers have been higher than normal and could be a super fun, fast trip for an afternoon.
Hopefully everyone has a fun and eventful summer ahead of them, with plenty of new experiences.