Explore the great outdoors on National Get Outside Day

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Saturday, June 9, 2012 is National Get Outside Day and what better place to celebrate the great outdoors than in the Grand Strand.

The objectives of National Get Outside Day are:

  • Further efforts to connect nature and kids – fighting Nature Deficit Disorder and serious health threats
  • Create special interpretive opportunities and use new technologies to appeal to youth and non-traditional users
  • Highlight the benefits of outdoor activities, and the action the agencies are taking to address alarming health trends resulting from physical inactivity
  • Have so much fun that “first timers” are eager to come back for more!

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While many cities across the US have organized events, we won't let our lack of one put a damper on the intent. We put our heads together and came up with a small list of fun outdoor places across the area.  We're hopeful you'll take advantage of the beautiful weather predicted for tomorrow to get outside and enjoy.

Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet
Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach
Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet
Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens in Little River
The River Walk of Downtown Conway in Conway
Playcard Environmental Education Center in Loris

If you are interested in hooking up with an organized group in the Grand Strand that enjoys nature together, chieck out:

Waccamaw Trail Blazers Mountain Bike Club
Grand Strand Running Club
Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club (must ask to join)