About Active Outdoor Women

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We’re a community of mostly “mature” women (40s +) who love being active outside. We’re not pros or extreme sports fanatics. Just ordinary people who love going to awesome outdoor places and doing active things. That can be in our own neighborhoods and areas, or across the country or the world.

AOW isn’t exclusive to women, or even older women. It’s meant to be family-friendly. We love to be out there with our husbands and kids, grandkids, extended family and friends. We encourage inviting others along who haven’t had the experiences we have, because they might love them, too.

It’s about getting out and enjoying the wonderful outdoors because it’s so good for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

To learn more about this site, here are some pages to start with:

  • About Sharon will tell you my story…I’m the one who started AOW
  • Worldview will bring you to a discussion about my own Christian worldview and why that affects much of the content here
  • Get & Stay Fit is an overview of the many wonderful benefits outdoor recreation gives us

Once you’ve gotten a feel for who we are, spend some time exploring some other areas of the site.

And come back often — there are updates weekly.

We have a fun monthly email newsletter called Active Outdoor Journal. We cover topics that are health and fitness related, gear related and destination related. You can sign up here to have it delivered right to your inbox.

Welcome to the Active Outdoor Women community!

(PHOTO: Camping at Lamb’s Campground, Schroeder MN)