It's Play Outside Day

- By: Safia Ohlson

It's Play Outside Day

Hello 2022! We're not making any presumptions, but the fact that your first day is National Play Outside Day is a very good sign.

Here’s how to spend January 1st outdoors, Alpine Provisions-style:

Sled Races
Backyard hills, local parks or golf courses, wherever there’s a hill with snow on it is the perfect place for a sled race.  This is a great choice for those who stayed out too late last night to get an early start today, but still want to get some exercise in a winter playground.

Plan a Winter Getaway
Winter camping is easier (and more fun) than you might think. You’ll need warm base layers, comfortable outerwear, cozy sleeping bags and tent, and lots of good snacks. If you’re willing to brave the cold, you’ll probably have the camp site to yourself (dreamy). Just be sure to keep yourself safe and warm with these tips.

Not down to camp in Winter?  Plan a weekend getaway instead (this will chase off the post-holiday blues).  Here’s one of our favorite Winter destinations.

Bike Ride
Biking isn’t just for summer— snow-treaded bike tires keep the fun rolling all year long. Plan a ride to a lunch destination and then come home for a New Year’s Day nap.

Outdoors with Friends
Rather than a coffee date, go for an outdoor date – snowshoe a local trail, bring a thermos of cocoa to the park, or set up a cozy seating area around an outdoor fire pit instead of a fireplace.

Whatever you do (even if you stay cozied up with Netflix and a fire), we hope the first day of the year is a great one. Happy 2022!