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The New York Times recently interviewed 511 epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists from the U.S. and Canada to gather opinions on when they expect to resume the activities from the pre-COVID world. A summary of the responses on the time frames is noted below.
Source:New York Times
56% of those surveyed felt comfortable taking a road trip before the summer is over. To complement, 31% felt that hiking or other outdoor activities were both safe and would help them keep on top of their physical and mental health during this time.

The responses varied based on assumptions around local pandemic response plans. And, the experts noted that their answers could change depending on potential treatments and testing rates in local areas. So while many of the answers depend on treatments and testing, their responses are an interesting gauge as to how the experts view a return to normal over time.

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