Spending time in nature is good for both mental and physical health and can limit the time spent on screens. We were meant to appreciate the world we live in and what better way to do so than through a newfound hobby. Below we look at six hobbies to try if you want to spend more time in nature.
Hunting is an exciting sport that brings you closer to nature and provides a better understanding of how your food gets to the table. There are many hunting clubs out there for newcomers. Those who don’t live close to a hunting site may want to get a hunting bike to reduce travel time. Many hunting bikes have fat tires, making it easy to go off-road to your favorite hunting spot.
Cycling is another great hobby for those wanting to explore the great outdoors and get fit whilst doing so. There are plenty of places to cycle around the world and you can see some of the most beautiful places via bicycle. Not only does this allow you to get to your destination sooner, but you can also improve your physical fitness levels. If you are going to travel and cycle, installing a bicycle rack on your car is the best way to get around.
No matter where you live, you won’t be far away from a hiking spot. Hiking is one of the most popular ways to enjoy nature as it is completely free. Hiking is a very versatile hobby and you can choose how far and high you want to hike, making it a hobby that can be enjoyed by adults and children of any age. There are plenty of trails designed with children in mind. This is also a great hobby enjoyed alone if you want to find a bit of solitude and peace. If the gym is getting boring, grab your headphones, put on your favourite music and get hiking.
For those who enjoy more thrilling hobbies, kayaking offers a unique way to get closer to nature and water. Those who kayak need to be excellent swimmers and need to know how to stay safe and flip their kayak during an emergency. If you haven’t done this before, join a class to learn how to kayak safely. This is a more expensive hobby if you want to own a kayak and attend lessons but is a worthwhile hobby to invest in if you are an adrenaline-junkie.
No matter where you are in the world, gardening is a hobby you can start with little know-how or cash. Many of us don’t use our yards to their full advantage and getting closer to nature can start from home. There are tons of tutorials online, from planting flowers to your own herb garden. Growing your own herbs and vegetables can allow you to spend more time in nature and growing your own food is better for the environment. We’ve gathered the best time quotes from the greatest minds of the universe– use them as an inspiration.
Not every hobby involving nature has to involve sports or physical activity. Nature photography is a beautiful and unique way to get up close and personal with both animals and plants. Finding new places to photograph will allow you to discover new areas of your own, and surrounding, neighbourhoods. This hobby could also be used as another source of income if you produce good work.
There are plenty of hobbies out there that can get you closer to nature, no matter what your age and physical activity level. Some hobbies on this list require minimal spending, meaning no matter what your budget, you can spend more time in nature.