Stay Active And Local This Spring

Spring has sprung! After a rainy spell, most of us are headed outside to get some exercise and enjoy the warm weather. Here are a few local ideas for you and your family to stay active this spring.

Explore your local Farmer’s Market Many of our communities have an organized weekly or bi-weekly Farmer’s Market. In addition to shopping for healthy, well-grown vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs and dairy products, some markets provide an activity for children and families. In Exeter, Let’s Get Movin’ offers yoga and crafts during the market. A local organization, Seacoast Eat Local, has created a Local Food Guide called Seacoast Harvest with information about our 33 local Farmer’s Markets!

Discover Seacoast area State Parks There are more than 10 State Parks in Seacoast NH alone! That is a full summer of swimming, hiking, camping, picnicking and more! Check out this list of local State Parks on the New Hampshire State Parks website and start exploring!

Take a hike on a Rail Trail The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a non-profit dedicated to creating a network of trails from former rail lines and building healthier places for healthier people. The Seacoast is full of rail trails of varying distances! Check out the Rails-to-Trails map to find a trail near you!

Kids- ask you parents to help you explore your local environment! The Southern District YMCA wishes you safe and fun exploration this spring!



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