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Welcome, Spring! Seven Activities For Bidding Farewell To Winter

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22
Mar '21

After spending winter cooped up inside, are you ready to enjoy the great outdoors? With its longer days, warmer temperatures and return of the birds, leaves and flowers, spring offers us many attributes to love. In fact, some say that spring may be the loveliest time of the year!

To get you in the mood to celebrate the season, we’ve put together a list of our favorite seven springtime activities in the Stamford area.

Spring decorating

You’ve put away the winter holiday decorations, the Valentine’s hearts are stowed – and you’re ready to add some new decorations to your world. From brightly colored Easter eggs to cute chicks and flowers, spring motifs evoke nature and boost our mood.

Spring is also the perfect time to get organized, clearing out some clutter and creating room for what the rest of the year may bring. When you make a move to a community like Edgehill, you leave behind the chores of home maintenance, giving you time to focus on what matters; for many people, that’s seasonal decorating and organizing.

Nature walks

One of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful spring weather is with a nature walk. After spending the winter indoors, getting some fresh air and sunshine may be just what the doctor ordered!

To get some exercise and spend some much-needed time outside, consider visiting one of the many parks, arboretums or botanical gardens around the Stamford area.

Golf

Spring is the perfect time to brush up on your swing. If you’re a golfer, you’ll find both private and public courses in the Stamford area where you can enjoy a round of golf with friends.

Picnics

A leisurely picnic provides a means for enjoying both the beautiful weather and great company. Why not take the opportunity to invite a few friends and family members, grab some chairs and head out to a beautiful spot to revel in the sunshine? To minimize effort and planning, make it a potluck and ask everyone to bring a fresh, seasonal dish to share.

If you have young friends or grandchildren in tow, you can boost the fun quotient by flying kites, blowing bubbles or playing a game of croquet or catch.

Gardening

For those with a green thumb, spring is the signal to start planting. The change of season provides the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather as you start your garden. In no time, you can enjoy the fruits – and flowers and vegetables – of your labor and share your bounty with friends and neighbors.

Visiting local farmers’ markets

If you love fresh produce but prefer not growing your own, consider visiting some of the local farmers’ markets in the Stamford area. As the temperatures rise, you can while away the day by browsing for local wares, including colorful fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, artisan breads and cheeses, handmade crafts and more.

Feeding the birds

The birds seem to come out of the woodwork when spring arrives. Feeding the many species native to the Stamford area can be a fun activity, either alone or with friends and family members. If you have a pond or lake nearby, consider bringing along some lettuce, corn or peas to feed the ducks; contrary to popular belief, bread isn’t good for them. You can also take the opportunity to put up a feeder near a window and enjoy watching the birds stop by for treats.

With so many fun activities available in the Stamford area, are you ready to get outside and enjoy the beautiful springtime weather?

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