Are you planning a trip to our RV park? If so there are many outdoor activities you can do there to enjoy the Great Outdoors and, get some exercise, and reduce stress levels. Here are some of the best options:

1. Archery
An archery range is an excellent activity when you’re at a park. It provides many benefits. We actually have great crossbow and bow practicing areas.  You can find the list of approved crossbows at bowauthority. For example, it gives your upper body an excellent workout when you operate the bow. Another factor is it also requires mental focus as you try to hit the bullseye. For some time you can forget all your day-to-day problems and issues and focus on the task at hand.

2. Canoeing
Canoeing is a great way to enjoy the rivers and lakes in the park. This activity gives you a different perspective of the park, which can improve your experience there. That’s because you can view the natural scenes in the park from the water, or just enjoy the body of water itself. You can find approved canoes here.

There are various health benefits of canoeing/kayaking that can improve your mind and body. Consider the fact that rowing machines are available in gyms to provide a similar workout. However, it’s always best to enjoy the real deal by going canoeing/kayaking in the park.

What the health benefits? Hey include better heart/lung health, improved muscle strength and flexibility and especially in the upper body. Since the activity is low-impact there’s also less wear & tears on the joints and tissues, which is a key plus. There’s lower chance of injury when canoeing/kayaking in the park.

3. Fishing
Some parks include bodies of water like lakes and rivers where you can do fishing. This provides a great way to enjoy the natural environment around you and catch lunch/dinner as well. Another benefit of fishing it’s actually good for your body and mind. It provides a good overall workout for your muscles and especially if you make a big catch. Yet another benefit of fishing is it can improve your immune system through the Vitamin D from the sun. Check out the cool fish around our park here at gameandfishmag.

Fishing is also good for your mind since it gives you a chance to relax and focus on the activity instead of the issues and problems in your life. It’s a good idea to go offline during your fishing so you can enjoy it even more. The activity will be less enjoyable if you keep getting updates on your phone.

4. Bird watching
This is a popular activity at parks since there’s usually tons of different bird species in the park. You might be surprised by the many health benefits of bird watching. It can be great for your cardio health since birdwatchers often walk several mils/kilometers during a session, which is good for their heart, lungs, muscles, etc.

However, many of the health benefits of bird watching are related to exercising your mind. For example, mental alertness is needed to spot certain birds flying around the park. If you’re super alert you might miss a particular type of bird you’re trying to see. That’s definitely a situation you’ll want to avoid. There are other benefits you can experience like better patience waiting to spot birds, and acceptance when situations like bad weather prevent you from seeing certain birds.

5. Swimming
Experts explain that swimming is one of the best full-body workouts you can do. That’s because it works every major muscle group of the body. Whether you’re a newbie or guru it’s an activity you can enjoy at some parks and can make your stay there even better. If you’re just getting started make sure to take it slow to reduce the chance of injury.

6. Hiking
This is easily one of the most popular activities you can enjoy while in a park. This activity can be great for your entire body. It’s good for your cardiovascular system and especially when you’re climbing up hills and mountains. It’s definitely an excellent activity to give your heart/lungs a good workout. Hiking is also good for your muscles and bones since it gives you a full body workout and especially when you’re carrying a heavy backpack.

However, hiking can also be good for your mental health as well. It gives you a chance to clear your mind and focus on the natural wonders around you including plants and wildlife. It’s important to get away from the hustle and bustle of life sometimes and especially if you’re always in an urban environment. Hiking gives you a great chance to clear your mind and focus on the hiking itself. Check out your hiking gear here!