Outdoor Thanksgiving Day Activities

Outdoor Thanksgiving Day Activities

Regina Yunghans
Nov 11, 2010

The weather here in the midwest has been unseasonably warm lately. If it holds out, we might be looking for outdoor activities to burn off some after-the-feast calories on Thanksgiving day:

Some fun ones we've often turned to or new ones that would be fun to add to the tradition:

  • A long walk - We invariably set out on a leisurely family walk in the woods after the meal, mostly just to make room for dessert!
  • Football, of course!
  • Basketball - Try playing T-U-R-K-E-Y instead of H-O-R-S-E.
  • Pumpkin fling - It's a fun way to get rid of those month-old Jack o' lanterns if you're somewhere with wide open space.
  • Tree hunting - Many traditions have the Christmas tree going up as soon as Thanksgiving is over, meaning the day could bring a hunt for the year's perfect tree.
  • Organized run/walks - Join in on one of the various organized 5K's on Thanksgiving Day, where you can join up with lots of other people and often run or walk for a good cause.

Image: Kaplan

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