78 Outdoor Activities (Which Will You Try Next?)

Camping, hiking, cycling, running…. hmm, what else can you do outside?

In this article, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite outdoor activities (and some we’ve never heard of) to keep you busy all year round!

Whether you’re into camping, hiking, cycling, or something more EXTREME (like skydiving), we’ve got you covered.

77 Outdoor Activities (That You Should Try!)

1. Wake Foiling

I’m sorry, wake what? The latest development in water fun, wake foiling can be done without a fancy boat to pull you and it’s a great workout.

2. Snowboarding

Snowboarding is a great way to enjoy the winter weather. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, here are some gifts that every snowboarder needs.

3. Wakeskating

Wakeskating is a great way to stay fit and have fun outdoors! Unlike wakeboarding, the rider is not bound to the board in any way. Think wakeboarding and skateboarding combined.

4. Surfing

Anyone who loves the ocean, and wants to get out in it, will tell you that surfing is one of the most exhilarating experiences around. It can be a little daunting if you’re new to it, but with a few basics down, you’ll be catching waves like a pro in no time! 

5. Tobogganing

Have you ever gone tobogganing? It’s a blast! And it’s a great winter activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

6. Swimming

You can swim in any kind of water – a pool, the ocean, or even a lake. And you don’t need any special equipment other than your favourite swimsuit.

7. Heli Skiing

This unique form of skiing takes you to the most inaccessible places in the mountains (where helicopters are used to fly you to your perfect descent.) If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure that will take your breath away, heli-skiing is definitely it!

8. Freediving

Ever wanted to explore the depths of the ocean without having to learn how to scuba dive? Freediving is a great alternative for those who want to experience life underwater, without all of the extra gear.

9. Dog Sledding

There are plenty of companies that offer dog sledding tours, so be sure to do your research and find one that fits your needs. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked!

10. Kayaking

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, there’s a good chance you’ve tried kayaking at some point. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors, and get some exercise at the same time.

Kayaking outdoor activity #10
There’s something so invigorating about being out on the water.

11. Yoonering

What the heck is a Yooner? It’s a combination of  sledding and skiing that really gets your heart pumping. Have fun barreling down the hill with ease.

12. Snowbiking

Turn my dirtbike into a snowbike you say? Can’t say no to that! Snowbiking is a challenging way to stay fit through winter.

13. BMX Biking

Who says that biking is just for kids? BMX biking is a great way to get some exercise and have some fun. And there are plenty of great brands that make bikes for adults.

14. Mountaineering

Mountain climbing, also known as mountaineering, is a sport that involves ascending mountains. It can be done for recreational purposes or as a profession. While the activity can be dangerous, it can also be rewarding and exhilarating. 

15. Speed Skating

Have you ever been to an outdoor skating rink and tried speed skating? It’s so much fun! You can really fly across the ice. But if you’re not used to it, it can be a little bit tricky at first.

16. Under-Ice Diving

Have you ever wanted to explore an icy underworld? Under-ice diving is a unique and exhilarating way to experience winter, but it’s not for the faint-hearted.

17. Motocross

Do you like getting your adrenaline pumping? Are you a fan of fast-paced sports? Well, then you’ll love motocross! This extreme sport is perfect for anyone who loves to push themselves to the limit.

Outdoor activity #17 motocross
Not for everyone, but adrenaline junkies (like us) love it!

18. Roller-blading

Do you love the outdoors and getting active? Roller-blading is a great way to experience the outdoors and increase your heart rate.

19. Camping

Camping is a fun, affordable way to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you’re pitching a tent in your backyard or embarking on an epic cross-country camping trip, getting back to nature offers plenty of benefits.

20. Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling is a popular winter activity and for good reason! It’s a great way to explore the mountains and the countryside.

21. Scooting

With a scooter, you can easily cover more ground with less effort. This makes it the perfect tool for anyone who loves getting outside.

22. Running

Want to make it even more fun? Run through a park like Phoebe from Friends.

23. Fat Tire Snow Biking

Think biking in the snow is only for the brave and experienced? Anyone with a sense of adventure can enjoy this fun, new winter sport.

24. Walking

There’s something about a long, leisurely walk that feels right.

25. Roller-Skating

It takes a bit of getting used to, but cruising along on quad skates can be as fun as rollerblading.

26. Downhill Skiing

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, skiing is probably one of your favourite winter activities. Skiing is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful winter landscape.

Outdoor activity #26 skiing
Fresh air and captivating views, what more could you want?

27. Jogging

What’s your favourite way to get active outdoors? Hiking, biking, fishing…? For some people, the answer is easy: jogging.

28. Boating

Summer is the perfect time to get out on the water and enjoy all nature offers.

29. Golf

Golf has been around for centuries, and it’s no wonder why. The great outdoors and a challenging game are the perfect recipe for a good time.

30. Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a great way to experience winter outdoors. It’s a fun activity that people of all ages can enjoy, and it’s a great workout, too! 

31. Canoeing

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, canoeing is an activity worth trying. It’s a great way to explore waterways and enjoy the natural landscape.

32. Ice Walking

Ice walking, also known as ice trekking or winter hiking, is a fun and adventurous way to experience the winter season.

33. Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is all about getting out there and enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or starting out, there’s nothing like the thrill of hurtling down a hill on two wheels.

34. Fishing

There’s nothing quite like spending a day out on the water, surrounded by natural beauty, and catching your dinner. 

outdoor activity #34 fishing
Have some fun and catch your dinner too!

35. Hiking

Hiking is a great way to enjoy nature and get some exercise. It can be a fun family activity or a way to get away from it alone.

36. Whitewater rafting

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, whitewater rafting is an exhilarating experience. If you’re looking for a rush, this is definitely the activity for you!

37. Snorkeling

If you’re a fan of snorkelling, you know there’s something about the experience that just can’t be beaten. The feeling of being surrounded by fish and coral in their natural habitat is simply unforgettable.

38. Ice Fishing

Frosty mornings, cozy fires in the tent, and the anticipation of a big catch are all part of what make ice fishing one of those outdoor activities that is enjoyed by so many.

39. Scuba Diving

For those who love spending time in the water, scuba diving is the perfect activity (it’s definitely one of my favourite outdoor activities.) It’s a great way to explore new areas and see things that are impossible to see from the surface. And, of course, it’s always thrilling to get up close and personal with marine life.

40. River Tubing

What’s the perfect way to spend a summer day? River tubing, of course! Floating down a lazy river with friends is the perfect way to relax and enjoy some time outdoors.

41. Snow Skating

Snow skating is a great way to enjoy winter. It’s a fun, active activity that can be done with friends or family. And it’s easy to learn.

42. Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is an extreme sport that can be very dangerous if you’re not prepared. But, with the right equipment and knowledge, it can be a thrilling experience. Check out my list of gifts and essentials for rock climbers.

43. Water Skiing

Have you ever gone water skiing? It’s a lot of fun! You get to enjoy the cool, refreshing feeling of the water on your skin while speeding across the surface. If you’ve never tried it before, now is the time. 

44. Snow Tubing

Snow tubing is a great way to get your adrenaline fix while enjoying the fresh air and stunning wintertime scenery.

outdoor activity #44 snow tubing
Snow tubing is a fun activity for the whole family.

45. Paragliding

Are you an outdoor enthusiast who loves to push yourself to the limit? If so, then paragliding is definitely for you! This adrenaline-pumping activity offers a unique and exhilarating way to experience the great outdoors

46. Kicksledding

For outdoor enthusiasts who love winter activities, kicksledding is a great option to consider. It’s fun, easy to learn, and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. 

47. Windsurfing

Windsurfing is a thrilling outdoor activity that combines the power of the wind, with the agility of a surfer. While it may look complicated, windsurfing is actually a relatively easy sport to learn—and it’s perfect for anyone looking for an adrenaline rush.

48. ATVing

Have you ever ridden an ATV? They’re a blast, and there’s nothing quite like tearing through the countryside on one.

49. Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding is a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the outdoors. It can be a challenging workout, but it’s also a lot of fun.

50. Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing is the perfect way to enjoy nature during the winter. It’s a great workout, and you can explore trails that are inaccessible by other means.

51. Pedal Boating

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, there’s a good chance you’ve tried pedal boating. It’s a fun, easy way to enjoy the water and get some exercise at the same time.

52. Kite Surfing

This extreme sport combines the best of sailing and surfing, to create an exhilarating experience like no other. 

53. Backpacking

Do you love the outdoors? Are you always looking for new adventures to embark on? If so, then backpacking is definitely something you should try! Backpacking is a great way to explore nature and get away from it all.

outdoor activity #53 backpacking
Pack your bag, and take a hike.

54. Skating

There’s something about skating that just feels so freeing. Whether you’re skating on a rink or on a lake, it’s a great way to get some exercise and have some fun.

55. Skateboarding

Skateboarding is a great way to spend a sunny day. It’s a fun activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Skateboarding is also a good workout, and it’s a great way to get around town.

56. Parkour

Parkour is a physical discipline that emphasizes efficiency, fluidity, and economy of movement. It involves moving through an environment by running, jumping, vaulting, and climbing – without pause.

57. Longboarding

Longboarding is a type of skateboarding that involves riding on a longer and wider board than traditional skateboards. Due to their size and versatility, longboards are perfect for cruising around town, bombing hills, and getting in a great workout.

58. Ice Hockey

As an outdoor enthusiast, you’re probably no stranger to the sport of ice hockey. Hockey is a challenging and fast-paced sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. 

59. Bouldering

Bouldering is a fun and challenging recreational activity that can be enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts of all levels of experience. While the sport may seem intimidating to beginners, with a little instruction and practice, anyone can learn how to enjoy bouldering.

60. Wakeboarding

Are you looking for a new way to get your adrenaline fix? Wakeboarding could be just what you’re after! This extreme water sport is a mix of surfing, waterskiing, and snowboarding. It’s perfect for anyone who loves being in the water and wants to try something new.

61. Ski Biking

Looking for a new way to enjoy the outdoors this winter? Give ski biking a try! This fun and challenging sport can be enjoyed by people of all ages and skill levels.

62. Jet Skiing

If you’re a fan of outdoor activities, jet skiing is definitely something you need to experience. It’s the perfect mix of excitement and adrenaline-pumping fun.

63. Geocaching

Have you ever heard of geocaching? Geocaching is a modern-day treasure hunt that uses GPS coordinates to help adventurers find hidden caches. The best part about geocaching is that anyone can do it!

outdoor activity #63 geocaching
What treasures will you find?

64. E-Biking

E-biking is becoming an increasingly popular way to enjoy the outdoors. Because e-bikes can cover more ground than traditional bikes, they’re perfect for riders who want to explore new areas.

65. Bodyboarding

Have you ever gone bodyboarding? It’s a ton of fun! You can find videos of people doing crazy stunts on the internet, but it’s also a great way to just relax and enjoy the ocean.

66. Splitboarding

Ever heard of it? Splitboarding is a great way to explore the backcountry and get away from crowded ski resorts. 

67. Cliff Jumping

Cliff jumping is a sport that many outdoor enthusiasts enjoy. It can be quite exhilarating to jump from a cliff and feel the rush of the water below you.

68. Goat Yoga

Goat yoga is all about spending time in nature and getting some exercise (while enjoying the antics of these playful creatures.) If you’re looking for a fun and quirky way to get active outdoors, goat yoga is definitely worth checking out.

69. Slacklining

Slacklining is the act of traversing a flexible rope or line tied between two objects, typically trees or posts. It can be used as a training tool for balance and agility or simply as a recreational activity. 

70. Ice Biking

If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy winter, consider ice biking! This growing sport offers a unique perspective on the winter landscape, and it’s perfect for anyone who loves being outdoors. 

71. Sculling

Have you ever seen someone sculling on the river and wondered what it is? It’s a great way to get some exercise and enjoy nature at the same time.

72. Ice Climbing

Ice climbing is the perfect winter activity for outdoor enthusiasts who love a challenge. It’s also a great way to stay fit and active in the cold weather months.

outdoor activity #72 Ice Climbing

73. Coasteering

Coasteering is a great way to explore the coast. It’s a mix of hiking, swimming, climbing and (sometimes) cliff-diving that will get your heart pumping.

74. Land Sailing

Imagine spending a weekend sailing on a wide open lake, the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. Now imagine doing it all without ever having to leave land! 

75. Canyoning

Have you ever gone canyoning? It’s a really amazing outdoor activity that is perfect for thrill seekers and nature lovers alike.

76. Speed Riding

Combining air and snow, this extreme sport allows you to take to the slopes and fly into the air, all in one exhilarating ride.

77. Freeride Skiing

Freeride skiing is a type of skiing that gives you more freedom to explore and ski wherever you want. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to push their limits and ski on more challenging terrain.

78. Rucking

Rucking is walking with weight on your back. PERIOD. Based on military-style training, it’s an amazing low-impact workout that anybody can do. All you need is a rucksack, a ruck plate and a walking buddy!

Before You Go…

No matter what season it is, there’s always something fun to do outside!

So get off your couch and go explore (your body and mind will thank you for it.) And who knows, you might find a new favourite hobby.

We guarantee there’s something for everyone in this list of 77 outdoor activities!