When in Your Own Backyard


Upstate New York is where I was born and raised and I wouldn’t trade it for the world, no matter how much I complain about the snow. Everyone seems to want to travel to different states and countries. They want the whole world experience. Truth is, it’s pretty difficult to afford those travels, and if you can afford it, you don’t always have time.

No matter where you live, there are always more adventures in your backyard. Whether it is two blocks away or a couple of hours, there are woods, hills, fields to explore. Even if you feel comfortable with your area, there is always more to learn about it.

Personally, in Upstate New York, there are hundreds of hiking destinations including the Chimney Bluffs in Wolcott, pictured above. Living near the Finger Lakes has been a true blessing with all of there different opportunities and areas to explore. Although there are a variety of options in my area, I know there are in your area too, whether you think so or not.

Take a decent amount of time to experience your own backyard. You’ll find something new every day if you’re accepting the new places around you. If you think you’re in the same boring place every day, you will be. If you think you’re in a unique place that has a lot to offer, you’ll find something new and unique every day.


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