The first day of fall seems to mark the end of boating season, but it doesn’t have to. Some of the best boating happens after Labor Day. The crisp air, colorful leaves, and less crowded waters all make for a great season out on the water. All in all, there are plenty of great weeks ahead for boating.
Goodbye, summer. Enter: fall. Scorching summer temperatures are gone and the cool, crisp, fall weather is among us. This is perfect for active adventures like fishing and kayaking. And don’t count out watersports like water skiing, wakeboarding, and wake surfing. Surprisingly, the water maintains much of its warm temperature through September and October. If worse comes to worse, you can always throw on a wetsuit.
There are always a few weeks where the peak of fall foliage sets in. The magic of burnt colors makes for some spectacular views. Most hit the hiking trails to appreciate the change in season. To avoid the crowds on land, head out to the water. You might even have a better vantage point from your boat.
Post summer, the popular waterways seem to empty out. Less traffic on the water makes for a safer, more relaxed experience. Enjoy the serenity of the emptiness. Don’t forget – waterways will most definitely get packed next summer. Take advantage of this peaceful time.
Make Shift Vacations
We can all appreciate that one consequence of COVID-19 has been impacted vacation plans. It has forced us to get creative, from staycations to backyard adventures to camping. Well, what about boating? Plan for a boating trip this fall. You can make a whole adventure out of it, with the bonus of getting out of the house.
Spending Time in Nature
While we’re on the topic of the coronavirus, studies have shown that spending time in nature can improve our mental health and wellbeing. Being by the water can even amplify those benefits. Before it gets too cold to go outside, use your boat to unplug.