How to #OptOutside
I love the
movement that REI is trying to create. After being cooped up with loved ones for an entire day, everyone needs to get out of the house. But REI is saying, instead of fighting for parking spaces and the latest gadget that will be obsolete by Easter, get out into nature and make memories. Start the holiday season with the stress-relief of fresh air, not stressful lines and crowds.
For the 24th we have a forecast of sunny skies, light winds, and maybe reaching 50 degrees in the afternoon - a little cool to get on the water but ideal conditions to go for a hike. Here are some ideas for hikes in our area:
*The beach! That's why you're here, right? If you wanted to, you could walk along the ocean all the way from Ocean City to Lewes. Talk about working off that pumpkin pie!
Assateague Island National Seashore
has three very short but interesting loop trails. In addition you can walk from the visitors center to the top of the Verrazano pedestrian bridge to get a little more mileage as well as a great view of the island.
Trap Pond State Park
has a beautiful 4.5 mile trail (the Bob Trail) that goes around the perimeter of the pond.
*Cape Henlopen State Park
has a number of trails both paved and unpaved - great for biking as well. You can walk through the dunes, past old World War II bunkers, to a watch tower, and along the tidal marsh.