Adventure is at the essence of our brand. But we believe it is important to put “adventure” into perspective. Whether it is taking a hike, enjoying a paddle, climbing a mountain, or packing a picnic to enjoy at a local park, putting aside the pressures of life and connecting with the beauty of nature is something everyone can benefit from in their daily lives. It does not matter at what level that adventure exists. It can be the simple act of discovering what is around the next corner. To some, the adrenaline of biking down the side of a mountain is their benefit. To others, it can be biking the local rail trail with the family. For some, tackling the Lehigh River Gorge rapids is tantamount to a leisurely day paddle on the Lower Susquehanna. The point is the sheer joy of being present in nature, no matter what the adrenalin level, is your benefit.
Nature needs us, and we need it. Kids need to discover what critters live in the bottom of a stream to understand the importance of clean water. Teenagers need to experience outdoor pursuits that they can continue into a healthy adulthood. Adults need the stress-relief and daily grind escape that nature can provide. And in all these natural connections, people learn stewardship and the importance of preserving the outdoor experience for those who come next.
With Go Play Outside, our wish is simple. That you get out there and live your own adventure, whatever that may be.