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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > July 2020 > Summer Family Outdoor Activities for Boaters and Anglers
Family vacations and gatherings have taken a different turn during this summer of living with and adapting to Covid-19 issues. Fortunately, pursuing various fishing and boating activities is not only possible but recommended, meaning that there are many family outdoor activities that you can enjoy while keeping your family safe, healthy, and happy. Let me tell you how I just spent a week of family outdoor activities, and perhaps you can adapt some or all of this to find things to do outside with kids.
For the second summer in a row, my distant-living daughter and her family were able to spend a week with my wife and me at our coastal home. We focused on fishing and boating activities with our 5- and 7-year-old grandchildren.
Remember that you must have an older observer in the boat (check local regulations) in addition to the driver, and you should follow manufacturer instructions for tube use (such as passenger weight and boat speed) as well as safe boating practices.
On a final note, make sure that youngsters wear their PFDs for all boating activity, as this is required, and that you have appropriate fishing licenses for all who need them.
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Ken Schultz was a longtime staff writer for Field & Stream magazine and is the former Fishing Editor of ESPNoutdoors.com. He’s written and photographed nineteen books on sportfishing topics, plus an annual fishing tips calendar, and his writing has appeared on various websites for more than two decades. His author website is kenschultz.com
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