One really cheap (free) activity we LOVE to do in the summer is visit creeks/rivers. If you live near a river or creek, there are hopefully some nice slow/shallow spots to wade in. Parks with creeks, hiking trails that follow creeks, or fishing accesses are some great places to find these spots. Where we live there are spots like these all over the place! But we wouldn’t know that they were there if we didn’t stop to explore.
These last three pictures are of one of my favorite spots ever. It’s a park with a creek that runs through it. There are different trails you can go on- paved for bikers or nature trails that stay closer to the creek- and there are a lot of places to stop and wade and play.
Have you explored parks and trails and fishing accesses in your area? If not, go do it! Do it now! 😉