Camping over Memorial Day weekend can be tricky not to mention crowded, that’s why we’ve got a couple of foolproof ideas that will make this weekend the best kick off to summer yet!
Backyard to the Rescue
Many campgrounds are booked out months in advance, this is only slightly problematic. If you’ve got kids, try pitching a tent in the backyard and camp at home. Not only does this save you money but you get the same experience without having to leave the comforts of your own home. No kids? No problem! Invite friends over for a backyard barbecue, invest in a fire pit and play all night long. Check out some of our camping cocktail recipes and really keep this party going. Not only does this post have a bunch of great recipes, but we’ve got a few of our favorite GSI Outdoor products listed too!
Over the Border
Sometimes the best thing you can do is cross over the border. Memorial Day is an American holiday, so if you find yourself residing next to an international border think about a quick getaway… providing you have a passport. You’re practically guaranteed less crowded campgrounds, beaches and picnic areas.
Take a Hike
While the beaches and campgrounds will probably be overflowing with people, a good old fashioned hike should weed out the crowds. Check with your local park services to see what trails are just opening and/or closing before the summer months and get out there. If you’re looking for a few inspiring ideas for what hiking trails to explore take a page out of our book and check out the post we did on some of the most famous hiking trails in the U.S. you’re sure to find something that suits your expectations.
Regardless of where you end up, take a moment to remember what we’re celebrating. We’d never be able to enjoy the natural splendor of this beautiful country without all of the men and women who served in our armed forces. We thank you for your service! GSI
Outdoors wishes everyone a happy Memorial Day!