Blue Skies & Sunshine

I have been spending a lot of time outside this past week. The weather has been incredible! The sun is finally out and it is really starting to feel like summer is on its way. One of my new favorite ways to enjoy this weather is by going for hikes. This week alone, I have been on two hikes and I am loving it! Not only is it a great way to spend time outside after months of hiding under blankets for warmth, but hiking is also a great way to exercise! On Monday, I went for a long hike (I'm talking almost 4 hours here) at a state park minutes from ym house, and on Wednesday I went for another hike with my two friends Nicole and Kevin at the gorge in Niagara Falls. I had never been to the gorge, let alone hiking there so I was really looking forward to it. Little did I know, this would be my new favorite place to hike. The scenery is so beautiful and I was stopping every few minutes to capture the views. I took dozens of pictures, but below are a few of my favorites! Enjoy!

As you can tell from the photos, it was an incredible day for a hike! I can't wait to go again and find new places to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors! What are some of your favorite outdoor summer activities?