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5 Outdoor Activities to Do with the Family This Thanksgiving

Here are five family outdoor activities for Thanksgiving this year.

Don’t get stuck inside this Thanksgiving! Enjoy the great outdoors!

Here are some fun and exciting ways to get outside and spend quality time with your family.

1. Turkey Trot

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Turkey trots are getting more and more popular. They are a great way to get the family together to support a good cause. A turkey trot is usually a 5 or 10K walk or run. Go at your own pace and burn off some calories from the big meal! Also, count on helping get in better hunting shape while you’re at it.

2. Pumpkin Hunt

Treasure hunts are always such a blast for both children and adults. Stash a few mini-pumkins around your property and send your family off on a treasure hunt. Choose a prize that kids and adults would enjoy. Whoever finds the most pumpkins wins the prize!

3. Capture the Flag

Get the whole family outside and play a game of capture the flag. This simple game is a fun way to get a little competition going among family members. This game is definitely a kid favorite.

4. Go On a Hike

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This might be the last opportunity you have before freezing temperatures arrive to go on a family hike. Take a camera and use this group adventure as a chance to take pictures and create family memories. If you’re a good enough photographer, this is a great chance to take some holiday card pictures.

5. Pick a Tree

For many families, taking the family out to go pick a Christmas tree is part of the Thanksgiving tradition. Many tree nurseries are already set up for Thanksgiving. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh pine trees to get you in the happy holiday mood.

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5 Outdoor Activities to Do with the Family This Thanksgiving