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It’s Not Too Late to Plan That July 4th Getaway

The 4th of July holiday weekend is almost upon us! Many families will be setting off on weekend getaways to celebrate the holiday and spend time with family and friends. If you are still unsure of what to do, how about spending the weekend enjoying the great outdoors?

4th JulyHow does the idea of a camping trip sound? Whether you set up camp miles away or venture only as far as your backyard, camping is a great way to get back to nature!  If you are thinking camping requires a tent and tents are so much work to set up, think again.

tent coleman

Coleman, The Outdoor Company has tents of all shapes and sizes. Best of all, their Instant and Fast Pitch tents can be set up fast! Would you believe that you can set up even a large tent in just about a minute? It’s true, and to make it even sweeter, you can save 20% now on Coleman Instant Tents. Think about what your family can do with that extra time and money!

camping at night

Staying safe when camping is a priority. The nights can get dark, thankfully there are many kinds of lighting options to light the way!  Headlamps are great for camping because they leave your hands free and your path well lit. Eastern Mountain Sports has all kinds of headlamps for kids and adults. Don’t forget to check out their large selection of camping lanterns and flashlights to round out your lighting needs.

fishing camping

After you have set up camp, the fun begins! The great outdoors is your playground. If you set up camp by a river or lake, a family fishing trip is a great way to unplug and start connecting with each other. Better yet, you might even catch your own dinner.

canoe camping

Boating is another great activity, kayaks and canoes are easy boats to transport and ready for adventure. Paddleboards are another great way to get around on the water. Spending a few hours paddling around is not only fun but a great workout! If you would rather float around lazily on the water, there are all kinds of fun tubes and floats to make anyone feel like a kid again. Check out West Marine, they have all kinds of water recreation products and big discounts going on too!

camping at the lake

A weekend spent sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows, hiking to the top of a mountain, cooking over an open fire and falling asleep to the sound of crickets is good for your soul. So take the time to smell the roses, pick those berries and wiggle your toes in the grass. Summer is short, savor every moment you can!

camping river