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Top Ten Staycation Ideas #6

Picnic shelter overlooking Platte River
Image copyright 2011 by R.O & R.A. Robbins

Think you can’t afford a vacation this year? This is one of my top ten ideas for fun and relaxation close to home.

Discover your State Parks and Recreation Areas. 

In my state an annual $25 park permit gets everyone in your vehicle into the state parks.   We have a wonderful variety of state parks including parks that cater to campers, fishing enthusiasts, nature lovers, hikers, history and archeology buffs, and even vacationers who want a few amenities.

One of our favorite brief escapes is a hike followed by dinner with a view at the picnic area in a State Park.

Get acquainted with your state parks.  You may be missing wonderful recreational opportunities.

Top Ten Staycation Ideas #10

Hiking
Hiking (Photo credit: d.boyd)

Think you can’t afford a vacation this year? This is one of my top ten ideas for fun and relaxation close to home.

Hike or Bike on local trails. 

*  Get a good trail map of your area and start exploring.

*  If hiking in an unfamiliar area, start with a beginner’s trail, whether you think you are a beginner or not.

*  Take along water, appropriate food and sunscreen.

*  Be sure you allow plenty of time to finish your hike or ride and get off the trail by sunset.