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3 Green Ways to Spend a Summer Afternoon

Summer is here, the sun is shining, and we’re all looking for a fun way to spend a sunny afternoon. Whether it’s the weekend or a special day off, summer is the perfect time to spend with family or even explore a few beautiful sights on your own. One of the best ways to spend time that’s both free and eco-friendly is enjoying mother nature. There are plenty of places where you can find some breathtaking greenery and spend a wonderful summer afternoon.

1. Go to the Botanical Gardens

Most cities have a botanical garden, which is a public park built around natural beauty and concrete sculpture. Explore the ponds and pools, fragrant flower beds, and extensive gardens of your local botanical garden. Many botanical gardens are free to enter or cost only a small ticket price for individuals or groups to enjoy the curated vistas.

2. Picnic at the Local Duck Pond

You can find a duck pond almost anywhere there’s a quiet natural park and a large enough pond. Find where your local ducks congregate and plan a picnic in the grassy field nearby. Bring a camera in your picnic basket just in case the ducks come by to say hello.

3. Explore the Nearby Park Trails

The parks around your apartment and neighborhood are often landscaped with green-canopied curving trails for bicycles, joggers, and leisurely strolling. Explore the nearby park trails at your preferred pace. Take quiet solo walks or enjoy a nature adventure with friends or family. You may also find a few handy outdoor workout spots or an empty playground to climb through along the way.

Sunny days beckon you outdoors to enjoy a little nature. Embrace your eco-friendly lifestyle with these free and enjoyable green ways to spend a summer afternoon. For more insights on green living or to find an apartment that embraces your naturalistic style, contact us at Western National today.

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