7 Fun Ways to Be Active this Summer in St. Louis

You’ve officially recovered from your surgery at Northwest Surgery Center, and now you’re ready to be active again. As summer approaches, there’s no better way to get your heart rate up and your body moving than spending time outside.

Here are 7 fun ways to be active this summer in St. Louis!

Hiking Adventures

Exploring the great outdoors on a hike is a great way to be active this summer. One of the great things about hiking is that there are plenty of great hiking spots in the St. Louis area. Pere Marquette is a favorite amongst locals, and it offers stunning views with every turn of its 12 miles of marked trails. It’s perfect for both experienced and beginner hikers.

Cycling Fun

There’s nothing more exhilarating and peaceful at the same time as going for a bike ride. St. Louis offers plenty of areas to cycle through like charming Forest Park or if you’re wanting to cross the river you could ride along the Madison County Transit Bike Trails. This is a great activity to do either solo or with a group of friends.

Go for a Run

St. Louis is the perfect city if you enjoy going for runs. From its multiple parks to bike trails, you’re sure to find a great spot to get your runners high going. The city is also known to have a lot of running groups if you’re looking to make some new friends – hop over to Facebook and search for “running groups in St. Louis” to find your people!

Park Days

There’s no shortage of beautiful, tranquil parks in St. Louis. Some favorites are Forest Park with its stunning display of flowers and Tower Grove Park which offers a farmers’ market each Saturday during Spring and Summer. Pack your picnic basket, and check some of these places out.

Soccer on the Fields

Soccer isn’t just a sport for kids. Now that St. Louis has its very own soccer team, more and more adults are getting interested in playing this sport. It certainly won’t be difficult to find a park or a soccer field to get your game on in St. Louis.

Gardening Away

Who said that you have to leave home to spend some time being active this summer? Gardening is a great way to get your body moving while also enjoying the peacefulness and tranquility that comes with putting your hands into some soil.

Swimming and Splashing

Swimming is an excellent way to burn some calories while also staying cool this summer. If you don’t have a pool, don’t worry. There are plenty of local spots where you can swim like St. Louis Six Flags or Raging Rivers. You’re sure to have fun swimming and splashing away with friends this summer!

The Rundown

There are plenty of opportunities that St. Louis provides to spend some time being active outdoors this summer. If you’re looking for more things to do check out some local Facebook groups to ask for more ideas!



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