Summer activities in kearney

Cruising is a fun activity in the summer.

After this long, cold winter, I think it’s safe to say we are all craving sunshine, longer days, sleeping in, and of course, no school! Although we all love summer, sometimes it can be a challenge to come up with things to keep us busy. Here’s a list of things that you and your friends can enjoy doing this summer!


Go for a bike ride: Pull out your old bike, pump some air in the tires, wipe the dust off, and jump on the Kearney Hike and Bike Trail. This will take you from Cottonmill out to Fort Kearney, but don’t let the 13.1 miles scare you away. This is a great way to get outside and enjoy some beautiful weather, and a lot of fun with a couple of friends to keep you company.


Go fishing: Grab your dad’s old fishing pole and call up a friend, because I promise this activity won’t let you down. You can stop by Walmart and buy some worms for dirt cheap, along with plenty of snacks and drinks, and then head over to Cottonmill or Yanney for a good time. Make sure to have a camera ready for when you catch your “whopper of a fish”.


Tropical Sno: Make it your mission this summer to try every Tropical Sno flavor on their menu. This might take some dedication, and some money, but it’s all so worth it. A solid $72 later you will have tried every flavor and truly know what is the best.


Cottonmill: Plan a whole day out on the lake! There’s an endless list of things to do there; swimming, fishing, rent a paddle boat, plan a picnic, or start a game of sand volleyball. Get all your friends out there and get ready for a fun-filled day!


Drive around: When all else fails, put together a fire playlist and hop behind the wheel. Roll the windows down and scream out all the lyrics you know by heart, or completely butcher them. No judgement either way. Grab some Sonic to top it off!


Tye Dye: Hobby Lobby has all the supplies you will need for this craft! (Go online and get their 40% off coupon). This craft is so much fun with a group of friends as you get to see each other’s groovy, sometimes ugly, designs!


At the end of the day, summer really isn’t too long and before we know it, school will be starting again. Take advantage of your time. Go outside, enjoy the sun, put away your phone, and make some crazy memories with your favorite people.