7 Ways to Celebrate National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day

Today’s post is a reminder for all of you dads and daughters out there.  As many of you know, I am currently in the middle of writing my next book, Friday Night Lights for Fathers and Daughters, due this Fall.  During my research, I stumbled upon something I wanted to share with all of you.

This Friday, July 7, is National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day!

According to the National Day Calendar website,

National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day was created to promote the benefits of family bonding time between fathers and daughters as well as the benefits of physical activity. The memories that are made during your time together will stay with you forever.

So, put some time on your calendar this Friday to walk with your dad/daughter. If that is not possible, think of your father or daughter while you walk.

In order to recognize this special day for dads and daughters, I thought I would share a few fun ideas to help get you started!

7 Ways to Celebrate National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day

1.Walk a Trail

Choose a trail and start walking.  American Trails has put together “The World’s Largest Online Trails Resource.”  Explore something new and set out on a memorable journey together.

2. Walk the Mall

Dads, this might not be your favorite choice, but I can almost guarantee your daughter will love it!  Be willing to go to her favorite stores and make sure to hit the food court for a snack.

3. Walk for a Challenge

Challenge your dad/daughter to a step challenge.  Whether you have a Fitbit, Apple Watch, or any other fitness tracker, challenge each other to see who gets the most steps during your walk or during the entire day!

4. Walk for Ice Cream

Head to your local ice cream shop, order your favorite treat, and take a leisurely stroll around the block as you eat your ice cream.

P.S. It’s also National Strawberry Sundae Day so you could celebrate two national days at once!

5. Walk the Dog

Walking the family dog is always great excuse to head out for a stroll.  Whether it’s around the block or through the park, just have fun hanging out as dad and daughter.

6. Walk Near Water

Whether it’s the ocean, the lake, or the river, a walk along the water’s edge is a wonderful setting for a walk.

7. Walk for Treasure

Not the buried treasure that might first come to mind, but if you haven’t tried out geocaching yet, this might be your perfect opportunity.  All you need is your smart phone and a geocaching app (free) and you are ready to go.

Let’s take advantage of this opportunity with our dads/daughters on Friday!

Make sure to post a picture, a thought, or memory from your walk on social media using #FatherDaughterTakeAWalkDay and share any other ideas you have with the rest of my readers in the comment section below.

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