June is Great Outdoors Month and we want to know how you’re going to celebrate.

The first day of summer isn’t until June 21 but there are events all month long you can partake in to celebrate the sun and all that the month has to offer. Fishing, hiking, biking, camping or boating…how will you start your summer? In this blog we’ve included a few official great outdoors days to start you off.

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” – John F Kennedy

Bike Travel Weekend begins May 31 (and ends June 2). We’ve been hearing about some of the best biking spots around the world – Crested Butte, Colorado; the Taranaki region of New Plymouth, New Zealand; Col de la Croix de Fer in France; Rovinj, on Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula; or South Dakota’s Spearfish Canyon. Tell us where your favorite spots are to bike, and why.

Salish Sea in San Juan Islands

June 1 is National Trails Day. The National Trails System Act was established in 1968 to create national trails which are maintained and protected by federal agencies and volunteers. The next time you’re out on a trail, take a moment of gratitude towards the people who have built and maintained them over the years.

“I Like to Fish.”

National Fishing and Boating Week also begins on June 1 and ends on the 9th. What’s your favorite type of boating? And for all you fishing fanatics, tell us where your secret fishing spots are (c’mon, we won’t tell)!

On June 8th, simply prepare to be outside. National Get Outdoors Day means…get outdoors! Hike, bike, boat, fish, run, walk, or roll. Do it with a friend, with your family, or by yourself. Just. Get. Outdoors.

Finally, end the month with a hike out to your favorite camping spot. Celebrate the first day of summer on June 21 and then follow it up by camping under the stars and participating in the Great American Campout on June 22.

However you do it, we encourage you to spend as much of June in the great outdoors and to celebrate all that mother nature has to offer!

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