Summer means more opportunities to go hiking in our area, something that we absolutely love! I do love that there's so many places in our area to hike, we aren't far from the White Mountains which are breathtaking, and living on the coast definitely has its perks! Don't get me wrong, I don't like of trail that's too challenging but I do enjoy the peace and serenity up being in the woods with my family on a lazy summer afternoon. In fact, a couple of weekends ago when everyone was just irritable, we hopped in the car and went to a nearby hiking trail we had yet to explore. Suddenly, the bickering stopped and we just were outside, taking in bits of nature. It's funny how that happens, when you step away from the house that "needs" to be cleaned, the TV that "needs" to be watched or the electronic device that "needs" to be played with, I can't help but thinking we're missing out on all the great things to take advantage of in our immediate area.
For us, summer is about a staycation for the most part. We do travel to Cape Cod for our annual trip but other than that, we try to spend time at home and explore what's in our neck of the woods.
I think that your home state always offers something, new opportunities, new places to visit, yet sometimes we neglect to see all that's available around us! Get out there and enjoy it!