If you enjoy the outdoors, summer is the perfect time to explore the plethora of outdoor leisure activities. Outdoor leisure activities promote a healthy lifestyle and also serve as a sensational stress buster. Unsure of where to begin, perhaps canoeing or kayaking would interest you!Canoeing and/or kayaking are relaxing, stress free activities that are accessible at many area parks. You can also enjoy these activities on a grander scale by visiting the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, Virginia. Experience the beauty of the Shenandoah River on your own or in a guided tour. Enjoy paddling through the crystal clear waters of the Shenandoah and soak in the sun and have fun.
If you are a novice, there are a number of tour companies in Front Royal that will provide novice to intermediate instruction to help you stay safe and get the most out of your canoeing experience. If you prefer to study up on canoeing before you go, consider enrolling in NOVA’s Canoeing Class offered through our Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Program. Although this is an on-campus course, not offered through ELI, it only requires two evenings on campus and one weekend at an off campus site to practice and learn the canoeing skills and rules. If you are interested in registering the class will be offered in the Fall: RPK 171. This class may even count towards your degree – please check with your Faculty Advisor or an ELI Counselor by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Not interested in canoeing, read our future blog posts for additional leisure activities to help relax and enjoy the summer.
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