#OutsideIsOurs this National Great Outdoors Month

by Chinelle Carter

#OutsideIsOurs this National Great Outdoors Month

National Great Outdoors Month first started out as “Great Outdoors Week” in 1998 as a way to encourage people to get out and enjoy the nation’s outdoors. It has now grown into a month-long celebration in June of America’s local, state and federal lands and waters with outdoor events across the country.

Active and outdoor apparel is in our DNA, it’s what inspired and started Free Country more than 30 years ago. That’s why this year, Free Country is celebrating National Get Outdoors Month with giveaways every week in June (random $150 gift card customer giveaways who make a purchase on FreeCountry.com as well as $100 gift card giveaways on our social, so be sure to follow us on Instagram!)

To kick off this momentous month, we’re sharing 4 events you can take part in with family and friends to ensure you get the chance to explore the beauty of the outdoors – no matter if its your first-ever hike, if you’re a biking regular, or even if you’re a camping pro!

Get Your Trail On
Join in on the American Hiking Society’s 30th annual National Trails Day on June 4, 2022. Find a hiking event near you and join thousands who have taken the pledge to observe the nation’s most iconic parks, and ultimately, leave the trails they visit and the outdoor community better than they have found it. Pledgers are entered to win the grand prize package of premium outdoor gear!

Reel It In
Grab your paddles and experience the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s National Fishing and Boating Week from June 4 – 12, 2022. Don’t know anything about fishing or boating? No problem! Get first-hand experience and learn about our great rivers and lakes while you’re at it.

Hit The Deck
Set your sails on the Association of Marina Industries’ National Marina Days all summer long! Marine businesses collaborate to hold events and introduce boating through on-water and land-side activities at marinas around the country.

Sleep Under The Stars
Pitch your tent and have the ultimate camping experience with the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout all summer long! This event unites campers across the country to connect and explore with nature, wildlife, and each other. Pledgers are entered to win an Eco-Camper prize pack with sustainable gear!

Participating this month can be as easy as going for a walk or taking up a new sport like kayaking and rock climbing. We’re excited for National Great Outdoors Month and even more excited to see you enjoying the great outdoors!


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