4 Great Websites for Planning Your Labor Day Adventures!

Lloyd Vogel

Labor day comes at a truly wonderful time of year. The temperature is still pleasant, the bugs have died down, and the kiddos are either back at school or about to be! While some might have their Labor Day weekends planned well in advance, if you left it until the last minute (or just remembered you have Monday off), here are 4 great websites that will help you find something fun (and outdoorsy) to do. While this list was catalyzed by the onset of Labor Day, these websites are also just great tools for discovering a variety of outdoorsy pursuits! Have others you like? Let us know in the comment section!

 

RootsRated

"RootsRated is a media platform that connects users with the best outdoor experiences, hand-picked by local outdoor retailers and their networks of local experts."

With dozens of cities and an abundance of activities (hiking, climbing, disc golf, mountain biking, historical locations, paddling...), there are hundreds of outdoor experiences to peak your interest. The activity descriptions include maps, reviews, detailed notes, time length, difficulty level, and millage. From the 12 Best Swimming Holes & Waterfalls in Maine's Lakes and Mountains to Mountain Biking Arizona's Aspen Corner,  you won't have a problem finding something to do!

Visit RootsRated

 

Recreation.gov

"Recreation.gov is your one-stop shop for trip planning, information sharing and reservations brought to you by 12 federal Participating Partners."

When your database is created and infused with information from the Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Archives and several others, its got plenty of wonderful Labor Day activities locked and loaded. Recreation.gov is a hegemon for all things outdoors, and a simple way to discover, plan, and book trips.

Visit Recreation.gov

 

AllTrails

"AllTrails has built the most complete, accurate, and global dataset for off-road recreation ever, along with the easiest-to-use product suite that helps users find, customize, record and share outdoor activities."

While specific to trails (hence the name), their database of trails is exceptionally comprehensive, reviewed, and user-friendly. From walks around a nearby lake to routes for trail runners, AllTrails allows you to find trails through a very simple zoom in and zoom out map system. You are bound to find dozens of new nearby trails.

Visit AllTrails

 

Groupon

"Discover fun activities and huge discounts in your city with Groupon." 

Sure it's hit or miss, but Groupon can be a great way of doing atypical outdoor activities on a budget. While many of the deals might not be available on Labor Day, its worth a try! From paddle boarding to scavenger hunts, Groupon has lots of seemingly random (and fun) outdoor options. Unlike these other sites, Groupon also features thousands of other (non-outdoorsy) activities, products, and trips.

Visit Groupon

 

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