Get your family and friends outside this November!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Relatives from all over the country are coming South to visit. Now is the time to make some plans and ideas in place to get everyone outside.
Remember to prepare any visitors on how to dress for any outside activities. The average temperatures in November range between a low of 49 degrees and a high of 70 degrees. Advise guests to bring layers to accommodate potential 20-degree temperature swings. Take into consideration that winter tends to be rather wet here in Beaufort, so waterproof gear is preferable. Clothes made out of natural fibers like cotton and wool are not water resistant. So quick-dry jackets, pants and shoes are a better choice when packing. Bear in mind that it can feel chillier on or near the water. Have an extra hat or pair of gloves on hand for family members.
Kayaking, biking and boating aren’t just summertime activities.
Our tidal marshes are stunning in the late fall. Seeing all of the fall colors from a water view is even better! The Spartina grass takes on a golden hue and our water clears, as the phytoplankton begins to die back.
Bird watch for American Oyster Catchers, Piping Plovers and Willets. Catch a glimpse of our resident bottlenose dolphin frolicking in local waterways. Plus, mussels and periwinkle snails can be seen in the high marsh.
Biking is another fantastic fall option to get a group outside and exploring. Bike on the beach or take advantage of the miles of bike trails on Hunting Island.
You can also gear up the group and head outside for a hike.
Hunting Island State Park offers five miles of pristine beaches and trails through acres of maritime forests.
This month, get out, explore the beauty of the Lowcountry and think about all that we have to be thankful for.
By Anneliza Itkor