While summer may still be a couple of months away, that doesn’t have to stop you from making plans and thinking ahead about how you plan to spend your time. With social distancing still being a very real possibility throughout the summer months, not only would it be nice to think of some hobbies to pick this summer, but it would be great if they helped you to keep up with your social distancing measures.
So, to help get your creative juices flowing, we’ve gone ahead and created a list of fun hobbies that you can pick up this summer – some of which can be practiced even if social distancing measures are still in place.
Give Kayaking a Chance
If you’re looking for a hobby that encourages physical activity yet is relaxing at the same time, then you may want to look into kayaking. Kayaking can be a solo activity that you do all on your own, or with family members or friends. There are lakes all across the country that are absolutely ideal for kayakers of all skill levels, even beginners such as yourself.
What makes kayaking even better is the fact that you can combine other activities with it. Let’s say for example you want to do a little fishing – you could even go with a kayak and take it out on the lake do to your fishing. It’s much more budget-friendly and mobile than a standard boat, as you can just strap it to your car (using the proper roof racks) and take it anywhere you want to go.
Bird Watching Can be Incredibly Soothing
Bird watching is one of those hobbies that often gets an unfair reputation as being practiced strictly by seniors. Sure, it’s a great hobby for seniors, but it’s also just as much fun for every other age group — including kids. This is a hobby that combines an educational aspect with fun. You’ll be learning all about local species, their natural habitats, and behavior.
It is something you can indulge in right in your own backyard by setting up a feeding station, or you can visit parks and green spaces to take in their wildlife. There is no skill level involved; instead, it’s a matter of investing in a few handy birdwatching guides (that are local to your area), picking up a set of binoculars, and a notebook if you want to keep track of your sightings.
Again, this is an activity you can do on your own, with family, and/or friends.
Biking Gives You the Chance to Explore and Be Active
Then there is the hobby of biking. We aren’t talking about race bikes, or biking just for the workout element, rather biking to explore your surroundings. Whether that means your neighborhood, town/city, or trails, it’s a great way to enjoy the great outdoors in an active manner. As a beginner, you don’t need anything fancy, just an entry-level pleasure bike and a helmet for safety.
Find the Beauty Around You with Photography
Finally, there is photography, which will allow you to see things in a new light and truly see the beauty in all that surrounds you. There’s no need to enroll in a photography course or spend a fortune on the top of the line camera equipment; just get out there and do it for the sheer enjoyment.
You can work on capturing nature, candid photos of your family pet or the kids, special events and moments, and even portraits. Beauty can be found all around you, so why not tap into it?
Fill Your Summer with Fabulous Hobbies
So, whether you choose just one hobby off this list, or give all of them a try, you’ll be able to fill your summer with some fabulous hobbies that keep you busy and happy.