As November begins, we can look forward to a swift drop in daytime temperatures and a swift ramp up into the holiday season. We can also look forward to a large number of great outdoor recreation opportunities in the Columbus area.
Hobby Related Items. Personalized stocking stuffers are made easy when you consider your recipient’s hobbies. A scrapbooker would enjoy new pens, inkpads, stamps or stickers. Packets of vegetable or flower seeds for a gardener, sewing machine needles for a seamstress, and fishing flies for the outdoorsman are all good ideas. You can also buy items for your loved one’s collection, such as a shot glass, spoon or coin.
The first of five, mile or less trails to try, is the Siamese Twins Trail located in the Garden of the Gods at 1805 North 30th St. The Siamese Twins Trail is a one mile loop with a less than 150 foot rise. The trail is named after the twin sandstone rock formations that are found at the top of the loop. Views provided by this short and healthy walk include Pikes Peak, Manitou Incline, Cheyenne Mountain and other rock formations such as Kissing Camels.
Reading Materials. There’s a magazine subscription for everyone out there. Paperback books fit well into stockings. A crossword puzzles or a Sudoku book would also fit nicely. Top it off with a special bookmark and a reading light.
Another great benefit of outdoor recreation is the bonding time. Whether you are with family or friends or even your favorite pet, doing outdoor sports and activities can help you to bond with your loved ones in a way that is difficult otherwise. It forces you to talk and interact while sharing the experience of some type of outdoor activity. Nothing could ever replace the long talks that I have had with my mom while out walking, the laughs my boyfriend and I have had while kayaking or the interesting stories my friends and I have shared while hiking. These are experiences and moments that could never be replaced and were all possible because we were sharing the outdoors together.
Another place in the state which is great for fishing is the Keyhole Lake. It is best done during the summer and the spring because the weather is great. You can catch for a wide variety of fish in different sizes such as walleye, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, northern pike and crappie.
Inside the basket, there should usually be a lining. Some of them are lined with canvas, corduroy, or quilted cotton. Many come complete with picnic blankets so your friends can stretch out their picnic lunch on a shady park lawn or in a breezy meadow. There are several options for transporting wine in picnic baskets. Some of them have special wine holders that attach to the outside of the basket. Others have special compartments inside for bottles of wine. There are others that are simply roomy enough that you can put the bottle of wine in the bottom of the basket.
Winter trout fishing is a serene experience. Standing in a streambed, surrounded by snow-crested banks, listening to a serenade of flowing water is a great way to break out of the winter blues. It’s a placid, beautiful, and breathtaking experience and if the fish don’t bother to bite, you probably won’t even care.