#TheFridayFive – 4.1.22

5 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors

No joke, spring is finally here, and now is a great time to shake off the winter blues and get active outside! You don’t have to go far; there are several great activities locally. Here are five ways to enjoy the beautiful weather:

1. Go for a Walk

As simple as it sounds, many of us forget about the simple pleasure of walking outside. Whether around your neighborhood or land, on a walking trail, or in town, walking is an excellent exercise, and the fresh air is therapeutic. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and be aware of your surroundings.

2. Bicycle Rental at the Wilson Outdoor Center

Wilson is an excellent place for a bike ride! Stop by the Wilson Outdoor Center and rent bicycles for you and your kiddos! Enjoy the spring weather and the beautiful terrain. Wilson is an excellent place for novice and advanced cyclists with miles of gravel bike trails – for those looking for a casual, scenic route or a challenging course. For more information about bike rental, call 870-576-3070.

3. Explore the Land at The Grange at Wilson Gardens

This multi-versatile location features garden tours, an on-site bakery, a tulip garden, and a retail shop for guests of all ages to enjoy! Stop by and check out the gardens and chicken coop, then enjoy their famous cookies made on site! Open Monday-Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-2.

4. Chill at the New Outdoor Patio at the Wilson Café and Tavern

Opening on April 1, the Café is expanding its dining room to include a casual space for meals, rental, or hanging out with friends. The patio consists of a bar, custom menu (wings, burgers, etc.), fire pits, couches, and a TV to watch your favorite game. Check in at the inside reception counter and let them know you want to eat/drink on the patio.

5. Make a Family Scavenger Hunt

Great for families of all ages, make a list of 10-15 unique items you might find outside. Encourage your kids to locate the list items! This is a great way to get kids out of the house (and off their electronic devices) and explore their surroundings.