Plenty of summer left to enjoy

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Most people with children are settling back into the routine of school and work now that the Labour Day weekend has passed.

It’s not time to close the door on summer yet though, as some forecasters are calling for fairly good temperatures this fall and hopefully the real cold temperatures won’t come too soon.

There are still lots of outdoor activities that people can partake in, even during the evenings although they are shortening up a little now. There are still weekends when you can hike, go for a bike ride or just a nice walk in the park or along some trails.

Even further into the fall when the air gets a little cooler and the foliage changes, there’s nothing like enjoying the outdoors and taking in the beautiful scenery that western Newfoundland has to offer.

Usually when the fall rolls around and the summer barbecues are finished and people get into a regular routine, they want to make exercising a part of it. Doing that outdoors as long as possible is very important.

There will be lots of time for treadmills and stationary bikes when the weather turns cold, but for now outdoor activity should be the focus.

The point is that there will still be days and nights when you can get your outdoor activities in and it’s too early yet to batten up the hatches and settle in for the winter.

Enjoy the rest of the summer as it’s not gone officially until the fall equinox on Sept. 22. After that, enjoy all the splendor and colours of fall as the official start of the winter solstice is not until Dec. 21.

Geographic location: Newfoundland

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