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Spring has arrived across most of the country, bringing spring sports and many outdoor activities. Today's baby boomers are more active than their counterparts in previous generations.

You'll find boomers running, hiking, camping, boating, gardening, cycling, playing sports and socializing together at community events.

Many parks and recreation departments offer a variety of activities for the over-50 crowd which include exercise groups, dances, lunches, day trips, sports and more.

Boomers can find information about fitness, healthcare, travel, shopping, entertainment and retirement at Baby Boomer Magazine.com.

Staying active in your 50s, 60s and beyond is a great way to improve your health, enjoy the retirement years and stay young at heart.

Choose a favorite activity or find a new passion. Join an exercise group or socialize at a senior center. Here are some activities for baby boomers to enjoy this spring.

Fishing
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Fishing

Whether you enjoy deep sea fishing or fishing from a pier at a nearby lake, fishing offers a fun way to enjoy the outdoors this spring. Invite friends to join you in a fishing adventure at the beach or lake.

Gardening
Gardening Beth Furgurson, Virginia Tourism Corporation

Gardening

As spring arrives, many boomers head outdoors to create beauty in their own backyards. Join a garden club or enroll in a master gardening program and you'll find others who share your passion for gardening.

Cycling
Cycling Sandy Wallace

Cycling

Cycling is a great way to stay in shape and enjoy being outdoors. Register for a spring cycling event or invite friends to join you for a ride on your local biking trail. Cycling is more fun with friends.

Golfing
Golfing Sandy Wallace

Golfing

Gather together with a foursome and enjoy tee time at your local golf course. Schedule time with your club's golf pro if you need a little help. Improve your golfing skills by spending time on a driving range. 

Running
Running Sandy Wallace

Running

Take up the sport of running and you'll find many boomers who share a passion for staying in shape by running. You can shed a few extra pounds by running. Make new friends by joining a running club. 

Day trips
Day trips Sandy Wallace

Day trips

Whether you enjoy wine festivals, historic sites or seeing the world, day trips offer many choices. Get a few friends to come along or meet new friends on an organized day trip through your local senior center or parks and recreation department.

Dancing
Dancing Sandy Wallace

Dancing

Take dance lessons or just go with the flow this spring at community after-hours music events. Many cities offer Friday night programs with live music and dancing. If you prefer to dance indoors, take shag or line dance lessons and put on your dancing shoes.

Baseball
Baseball Sandy Wallace

Baseball

Whether you enjoy playing or watching, baseball is one of America's favorite springtime activities for people of all ages. Bring your glove along and you may snag a foul ball at your local ballpark. 

Camping
Camping Sandy Wallace

Camping

Pack your tent or load up the RV and hit the woods this spring. Camping is a great way to enjoy outdoor living at its finest. Bring your grandkids along and introduce them to the fun of camping.

Hiking
Hiking Sandy Wallace

Hiking

Although spring has arrived, you'll still find signs of winter in the mountains. Grab your trekking poles, lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails. Hiking is a great way to stay active.

Beach Time
Beach Time Sandy Wallace

Beach Time

Warmer weather draws people of all ages to the beach. You may enjoy sitting and watching the waves, biking along the boardwalk or gathering seashells in the early morning. Life is better at the beach.

Walking
Walking Sandy Wallace

Walking

Join a walking group or register to walk in a local 5K event. Walking outdoors improves your physical, mental and emotional health. Walking with friends is a great way to socialize too.

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