A vacation doesn’t have to involve bustling airports, long flights and seasonal spikes in travel expenses. For a great source of adventure and exercise, seek out local hiking trails to trek. Hiking is a fantastic form of physical activity that caters to any fitness level, from simple and low-impact to challenging and vigorous. Hiking can provide a wonderful escape from busy city life and a retreat to revisit nature, allowing one to clear the mind and relieve stress and anxiety. Day or weekend trips to local or semi-local parks or open space preserves can serve as low-cost, convenient and enjoyable mini-vacations.
To find hiking trails, learn from or share experiences with other hikers and more, check out websites like EveryTrail.com, conduct an online search tailored to a desired geographical area, or check out mobile apps such as MapMyHike.