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9 Budget-Friendly Destinations for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

You’ve spent all your time indoors and are itching for outdoor adventure. But where do you go? The answer is simple: You don’t need to buy a plane ticket or rent a car to escape it all. All it takes is some planning and a willingness to go on an adventure that doesn’t require much money. Here are nine budget-friendly destinations that will make your next outdoor excursion one to remember:

Hike through a forest.

Hiking is one of the best ways to get outside and enjoy nature. Whether hiking through a forest, mountain range, or desert, getting out in spirit will give you peace and tranquility that can’t be found anywhere else.

Hiking is also great exercise—not just because it makes your thighs look bigger! It also helps promote muscle growth while improving cardiovascular health. And if that weren’t enough reason for you to do some hiking this summer (or anytime), there’s something about seeing new things on an adventure like this that gives us all something extra special inside our hearts.”

Camp on BLM land.

Camping on BLM land is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without breaking the bank. Camping is allowed from May 1st until October 31st, and you can camp at any time of day or night—so long as it’s not within 100 feet of a road or trail. You’ll also find plenty of places for camping in Utah, including state parks and nature preserves like Antelope Island State Park (pictured above), which offers hiking trails through dunes and over rocky bluffs overlooking salt flats. But perhaps the best part about camping on BLM land? It’s free!

Image by Pawel Grzegorz 

Stay in a rustic cabin.

Rustic cabins are an excellent option for budget travelers. They’re affordable, comfortable, and clean and offer a great location with views to die for. Many rustic cabin options have kitchens so you can cook your meals while on the road without worrying about going hungry.

If you’re looking for something more luxurious than a simple cabin or cottage (and who isn’t?), try staying in a treehouse! Treehouses come in all shapes and sizes—from tiny one-room treehouses built into trees over waterfalls to large multi-level platforms with dorm rooms attached where groups can sleep together comfortably while enjoying nature’s beauty at its finest

Go kayaking or canoeing.

Kayaking and canoeing are excellent ways to see wildlife and scenery, exercise, and escape from it all. If you’re looking for an affordable way to explore the country’s forests and waterways—and if you’re not afraid of getting wet—kayaking might be right up your alley.

If you’ve never tried it before, kayaking is a great way to begin your outdoor adventures by learning to maneuver through the water safely while getting acquainted with some of its most beautiful features (like mossy trees). It’s also a fun way for families who enjoy spending time together outdoors in nature without having to drive too far away from home.

Visit abandoned houses and ruins.

If you have the time and money, visiting some of these abandoned places is worth visiting. You’ll see life for people who lived in a specific location over time.

  • Old mills and factories can show how people worked in the past, but they often contain information about their lives. For example: if you visit an old mill that made paper products (or clothing), there will be records left behind that tell us how much paper was produced at each plant—and thus, how many workers were needed at each location! 
  • Old mines are also valuable because they tell us how much coal or gold was mined there at one point; some even contain fossils from those same rocks being mined so long ago! 
  • Churches often have artifacts such as baptismal fonts or communion wafers—used during religious ceremonies when these buildings were built! 
  • Schools are another great place to find exciting things like desks used by students during class periods; sometimes, even books remain inside them too!
  •  Hospitals might have records containing patient names written on them along with dates indicating when those patients died…which could help historians figure out which diseases killed more people than any other ones during specific periods within history!”

Float down whitewater rapids.

To find a whitewater rafting trip, you can start with a search on TripAdvisor (where we found ours) or Google. The best way to find one is by researching and reading reviews from people who have been there before.

  • You want to spend only a little time hiking up hills or running into rocks!
  • Ensure your group is big enough for everyone to be comfortable in the water since this activity should take time and effort. Wear appropriate clothing that keeps you warm during cold winter and cool in summertime temperatures—but not too hot either! If possible, bring along an extra layer in case of rain or other weather conditions that may require additional protection from the elements (such as snow). An excellent option for an extra layer is the Arc’teryx Beta LT Jacket, designed to be lightweight and packable while providing excellent protection from the elements. Check out their website https://arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/womens/beta-lt-jacket  to learn more about this jacket and other outdoor gear options. 
  • Always check with local authorities before embarking upon any outdoor activity, especially when traveling abroad, where regulations differ significantly from those within your country’s borders. If something goes wrong while floating down river rapids, such as getting injured by falling off cliffs, then call 911 immediately so they can help medical professionals get there ASAP without delay.

Go camping at a state park.

If you’re looking for a low-cost way to explore nature and get in touch with your wild side, then a state park is the perfect place. State parks are free, offering everything from campgrounds to picnic areas, hiking trails, and swimming pools—you name it! They also have visitor centers where you can learn about the history of these places or even take advantage of the free Wi-Fi.

Final Thoughts

Whether you want to hike through the woods, camp at a state park, or kayak down whitewater rapids, many destinations can offer you an unforgettable experience. You don’t have to travel too far from home to find these fantastic adventures—and we hope this list helps inspire your next adventure! Whatever your preferred outdoor activity, there’s a place out there that will fit the bill.