The winter season about the Akron area is no time for hibernation. While a thick blanket, hot cup of cider and a good book is an amazing way to bring in the season be sure to spend some time outside experiencing the winter wonderland. Here are a few ideas for getting outside this winter without emptying your wallet.
1. Experience the beautiful downtown in the snow anew. Get creative, bring your old digital camera or grab some disposables and hand them to your kids to catch their view of downtown winter world. When you get home share a few on facebook and be sure to print a couple off and add them to the season’s décor in your home or office.
2. An ice-cold walk on the tow-path is always a great way to begin your weekend. Instead of simply taking in the sights, create some. Build a snow creature with two heads, a potbelly, seven arms and a fallen tree branch for a tail. That is, have fun surprising the next daring soul out for a winter walk. The niece you’ve been meaning to spend time with will love it.
3. When was the last time you had a neighborhood winter-party: barbecue, winter games, parkas, open air log fire with marshmallows, hot drinks, lemon-flavored snow cones etc. While every other neighborhood is down and out for six-months, stir some life back into your block, if only for an hour.
We can all agree it’s a fantastic sight to see the snow begin to fall, smoke rise from the chimneys and holiday cheer begin to bubble up. So before you bunker down for the season, gain a few extra pounds and miss out on natures Vitamin D – get out there with your family and friends and stave off the winter blues.
Article submitted by Rich Dyson
Rich and his family are recent returnee’s to the Akron area and he is more than excited to show off his old stomping grounds to his young children. Aside from street-side exploration he has spent much time connecting the local church to the community at large. And this writing thing is a fun addition to the day as well.