Summer is a leisure season. Warm weather beckons people outdoors every day and every season, but a quick glance through your living room window in June, July and August will illustrate how much people cherish any chance to hang out. in nature when the mercury rises. So how do people spend their time outdoors? According to a recent report by the Outdoor Foundation which studied participation in various sports and activities, the most popular outdoor activity in the United States is running. The Outdoor Foundation report says more than 61 million U.S. residents ran in 2019. To put that into perspective, 61 million people represent about 19% of the U.S. population aged six and older. Fishing was the second most popular outdoor recreational activity among adults in the United States, attracting more than 50 million participants. Outdoor recreation is also popular in Canada, where winter sports like skiing, snowboarding and hockey aren’t the only ways to enjoy the great outdoors. For example, the Trans Canada Trail, a recreational trail that connects all of Canada’s provinces and territories, attracts cyclists, joggers and hikers during warm seasons.
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce has been busy this winter preparing for 2022, starting with the inaugural “Friends Night Out” event from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. “Grab your favorite friends and come see us,” said Julie Donaldson, director of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a wonderful way to support local […]
Autumn is fast approaching, signaled by cool weather and changing leaves. Many New River Valley (NRV) residents may be curious about what seasonal activities they can engage in to get in the party mood. One of the best places to visit in the New River Valley area in the fall is Sinkland Farms, located in […]
The Vietnamese Coast Guard vessel coded 8001 is the largest of its kind in Vietnam, operating in the waters of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands. Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Coast Guard have for years been striving to promote their foreign relations and international cooperation, by creating favorable conditions for the implementation of the tasks […]