Don’t let the cold weather stop you from getting outdoors.
Since our company is based in Indiana many times people ask us what we do in the winter, “we don’t stop!”, we say with a smile. The winter season is one of our favorite times to recreate! Your outdoor activities don’t have to end when the weather gets cold, here are some reasons to keep your outdoor activity going all year long.
1. Fewer people
Enjoy going to some of the most beautiful places in the winter when the crowds are lower, you can see a whole new side of the trail with the winter snow or ice and by enjoying some solitude with fewer people there.
2. No bugs
Leave the bug spray at home, you won’t need it this time of year! In the Midwest we know our summers can get pretty muggy, and it’s only a matter of time until we get that first bug bite or see other creepy crawlers like spiders and ticks. Enjoy this time of year when the bugs are gone!
3. New winter sports
There are so many fun outdoor sports to try in the winter like cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing, ice skating. If you’re not into trying out a new winter sport you can always go sledding down your favorite hill and of course you can hike and mountain bike all year round too!
4. Feel the burn
In many cases you actually burn more calories in the colder winter weather rather than in warm or hot weather. Our bodies are working harder to keep warm increasing the metabolic rate and if there’s snow on the ground that acts as more resistance whether your hiking, trail running or mountain biking. So get out there and feel the burn! Don’t forgot to hydrate just as much if not more in the winter and if you’ve been sweating get indoors quickly after working out to avoid hypothermia.
5. The snow is fun
From snowball fights to making snowmen or snowladies, what’s not to love about playing with the white stuff! The picture below is us with our homemade snowman and snow bike while we took a break on our last winter mountain bike ride in Brown County State Park.
We hope you enjoyed our list of why we love winter recreating, you can check out what winter events we have coming up on our website here: https://dnkpresents.com/events/.
Now we would love to hear from you! Why do you love getting outdoors in the winter months? Let us know in the comments and share where your next winter adventure is headed!