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Opt Outside This Holiday Season

Post Date:12/02/2019 11:33 AM

playgroundBy: Jessica Wolf

The holiday season is here, and if you’re like me, you can’t wait to indulge in those delicious holiday snacks and desserts.  But, if you’re also like me, you’re looking forward to spending time with family and friends the most. This holiday season, opt to get outside and enjoy time in the outdoors. The cool thing is, you don’t need a gym membership or schedule times to enjoy our parks and trails! It’s proven that people who spend more time outdoors are less stressed, healthier, and happier. All important things to keep in mind during the holiday season.  

Research suggests that the average adult spends more than 90% of their time indoors and children only average less than 10 minutes per day outside. The holidays are the perfect time to take a break from our busy schedules and get outside. Guilford County has 15 different parks in our system that include trails, open spaces, playgrounds, and various fields and courts. So gather your kids, your best buddies, and your four-legged friends and opt outside this year at any of your Guilford County Parks!  

To explore parks and trails near you, download the Piedmont Discovery app from the Google Play Store, the Apple Store, or visit

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