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Outdoor Activities Machesney Park IL

There are outdoor activities for every season, climate and landscape. Types of outdoor activities include mountain climbing, rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, and ice climbing, as well as water sports like kayaking and canoeing. Read on to learn more and to find local resources in Machesney Park, IL that give access to outdoor activities and outdoor recreation.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(815) 397-7115
Rockford Crossings
Rockford, IL
Obsession Archery
(815) 877-1212
8289 Burden Road
Machesney Park, IL
Park License Service
(815) 633-5511
6402 North 2nd Street
Loves Park, IL
Suzuki of Northern Illinois
(815) 633-3733
4901 North 2nd Street
Loves Park, IL
Bob`s Bike Shop
(815) 633-4263
7921 Venus Street
Loves Park, IL
North Park Rental Service Packard Party Center
(815) 633-9234
9624 North 2nd Street
Machesney Park, IL
Shosie`s Cyclery Inc
(815) 633-0755
514 Windsor Road
Loves Park, IL
Angler`s Edge Fishing & Marine
(815) 877-6062
217 East Riverside Boulevard
Loves Park, IL
Cycle Tech
(815) 877-0614
8010 Commercial Avenue
Loves Park, IL
Rockford Bicycle CO
(815) 636-0664
4169 North Perryville Road
Loves Park, IL

Top 5 Tips for Dads at the Beach

Top 5 tips for dads at the beachA trip to the beach is supposed to a time to simply relax and revel in the natural beauties of a vacant landscape. Facing the vast expanse of sand and sea, it's easy to just enjoy the sun on your face and forget about all of your responsibilities in the office buildings and homes that clutter your inland turf.

Of course, not every trip to the beach goes like it's supposed to, and as fathers know, nothing can change your plans more quickly than a posse of kids for whom you're responsible.

Suddenly, your time spent sun tanning is cut short when you're called upon to remove the sand from your toddler's sandwich. In lieu of catching some waves, you may have to apologize to the woman who was just hit in the back with a football. And the one thing that can topple the overwhelming sense of comfort of a beach at sunset is the gargantuan libido of an adolescent in a bathing suit.

But because a day at the beach is a gift too precious to be squandered, be sure to strategize before heading out on the sandy battlefield. Remember, you only have a few months before a day at the beach means you're lost, not on vacation.

This summer, remember the top 5 ways to enjoy yourself at the beach:

1.) Have your kids bury each other: As a glorious gift to parents, kids actually enjoy being buried at the beach. Encourage your kids to do this early in the day, and take your time uncovering them. Of course, there will be one left above ground once this is completed, but otherwise it's just you and the surf.

2.) Bring sunglasses and a magazine: No, not to read - you can do that anywhere. This decoy ploy has for years allowed men to check out the beach babes without the wife knowing.

3.) Strategically apply suntan lotion: Do this in private at the beginning of the day, and then revel in your family's amusement that night as they see "Life's A Beach" tanned onto your chest.

4.) Pretend to lose your wed...

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