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Have Fun, Stay Active this Labor Day Weekend

September 03, 2015

Three-day holiday weekends often bring the inspiration to do something new and different, even if you don’t have plans to travel out of town. Since Labor Day weekend is just a few days away, you might be looking for some ideas. Luckily, Hailee Wingfield, MA, CISSN, ACSM EP-C, GFI, AHC, a fitness specialist with WakeMed’s Healthworks Fitness & Wellness Center, is offering this list of family friendly staycation activity ideas.

“Spend this holiday weekend having fun with your family, getting some exercise, and doing something that you don’t get to do every day,” said Wingfield.  “Three-day weekends give us all some extra time to relax and enjoy, so take advantage with those you love the most!”

  • Pool Time: Labor Day weekend marks the last weekend that many neighborhood pools will be open.  Enjoy a day swimming together as a family.  Pack a picnic, apply plenty of sunscreen and allow yourselves to spend the day splashing around together.
  • State Parks: Two state parks local to this area offer hiking trails and beautiful scenery.  Try visiting the William B. Umstead State Park in Raleigh or Raven Rock State Park in Lillington.  Spend the day exploring nature and hiking together!  Remember to pack sunscreen, healthy snacks and plenty of water.
  • Ball Games: Attend a local baseball game together.  Watch the game, walk the stadium and take in all the sights for the last time this year!  Baseball games are fun for all ages.  In fact, the Durham Bulls are playing at home in Durham all weekend. Check out their schedule here.
  • Festival Fun: Attend the North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville, open September 4-7.  This annual street fair event includes fresh picked apples, arts & crafts, kids’ activities, and free entertainment.  Lace up your walking shoes and spend a day together at this fun event.
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