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When was the last time you took a break from your busy life to give yourself some me-time? If you’re not sure, it might be time for some outdoor hobbies. There are plenty of ways to get outside and enjoy yourself. That said, this blog post is all about unique hobbies that will help relax your mind and body.

#1 Kayaking


Kayaking is an excellent choice for outdoor hobbies. This popular water sport allows you to get on the lake or river and see nature up close while also getting some exercise in the process. Plus, kayaks are relatively inexpensive; good ones start at around $300.

This is a great way to get started with this hobby without spending a lot of money! Start off by visiting your local rental shop that offers equipment like kayaks, paddles, life jackets, etc. Then try it out on one of your favorite lakes or rivers near you!


Renting instead of buying makes sense when trying something new. If you enjoy yourself enough but don’t want to spend hundreds on gear right away, renting is super common for sports like these, so you’ll have no trouble finding a shop to help you out.

#2 Hiking


Another great outdoor activity is hiking. Hiking will give you a fun workout, and it’s also an excellent way to connect with nature. There are trails all across the world that can enhance your experience, depending on what experience you’re looking for. Whether you want something relaxing or challenging, there’s a hike out there for everyone!


Hikes vary in difficulty depending on where they are located–therefore, be sure to research well before heading outside, so you know what kinds of conditions to expect. 

#3 Sailing


Sailing is another great outdoor activity, especially if you love the water. Sails are available in both freshwater and saltwater. If this sounds like your cup of tea, all you need to start sailing is a boat rental company that is reliable and works with reputable repair companies, such as volvo penta, and some money for gas or electricity (depending on which type of sailboat you choose).


This is another popular sport that can be enjoyed by pretty much anyone–there’s no skill needed besides knowing how to drive the boat! Pick out something that looks fun once you’ve decided what kind of boating experience would fit your needs best.

#4 Biking


When you need to get away from city noise, biking is the perfect way to escape. Whether on a mountain bike or road bike, there are trails all over that will give you some incredible scenery while also getting your heart rate up. And if you’re not into sports but still want fresh air and exercise, then try walking or running instead!


Biking is another popular outdoor hobby–and one of my personal favorites as well! Try checking out places within driving distance of where you live so it won’t feel like too much of an investment time-wise either.