Safe and Fun Outdoor Summer Activities

In a time when “quarantine” and “social distancing” are household terms, many of us have realized how blessed we are to have nature as a welcome escape. There are many ways you can enjoy outdoor summer activities while remaining safe, healthy, and socially distant. Here are a few safe outdoor summer activities that will give you no shortage of fun things to do outside this season.

  • Camping. Whether in your backyard or at a campground, a tent, essential items, and a sky-full of stars can make for a welcome change of scenery.
  • Fishing. From a shoreline or in a boat, no one likes to have another person or group fishing right on top of them. Keep a reasonable distance from other anglers and enjoy the peace that comes with casting a few lines. Be sure to get your fishing license!
  • Boating. Away from busy, bustling streets and buildings, nothing compares to the freedom that comes with boating. If you don’t own a boat, many rental clubs offer day rentals, allowing you and your family to enjoy the great, open waters near you.
  • Hiking. Hit the local park or drive to your closest state park for great hiking trails. You’ll experience many healthy benefits from surrounding yourself with big tall trees, fresh air, and the sounds of nature. Plus, it’s an easy and accessible activity for the whole family to enjoy.
  • Picnicking. One of my favorite things to do outside. Pack a basket, a blanket, and your favorite meal! All you need is a piece of solid ground to set up a beautiful spread outdoors and enjoy a meal with your loved ones.
  • Observing. If nothing else, find a place to sit outside and just observe your surroundings. Take in the sights and sounds around you, breathe deeply, and think about all the things in life you’re grateful for.

Enjoy these outdoor summer activities all season long! You can always find more fun things to do outside if you just get up and spend time in the great outdoors.

Alycia Downs

Alycia Downs

Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at or on Instagram @tideandtale.