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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor recreation can include a variety of different activities. Enjoying our wonderful outdoors and natural resources while engaging in physical activity can be beneficial physically, mentally, and socially. Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, camping, and backpacking are all great ways to get outdoors and experience wildlife, plants, and scenery. Fishing and hunting are also very satisfying ways to reconnect with the outdoors in ways that may have been more common with our forefathers. There are a variety of shooting sports that can also be enjoyed outdoors. Archery, rifle, shotgun, and pistol are forms of recreation that involve the development of skills and precision. But most importantly, all of these outdoor recreation activities can help develop and build relationships with friends and family that will last a lifetime.

Children Hiking

Get Outside!

Tennessee 4-H focused on “The Great Outdoors” during National 4-H Week. #National4HWeekTN

Scott Reese, 4-H Outdoor Education Specialist, talks about watching wildlife.