Itâ€™s something thatâ€™s so obvious, that we tend to forget it sometimes, but we live in a pretty darned awesome place.
And now is a good time for a reminder, with the sun shining down and the mercury rising, to take time out to explore your own neighbourhood.
Letâ€™s face it, playing tourist at home is a win, all around. It saves you money â€“ no huge gas bills for those long road trips â€“ and it saves the headaches of packing and getting stuck in traffic on long car rides.
Plus, it gives you a chance to support your local merchants. While youâ€™re out exploring, take the time to fill a picnic basket with lunch from a local deli, or enjoy a local ice cream cone, or browse the local shops for a new hat or a pair of walking sandals.
If youâ€™re not sure where to start, then let us help you. Hereâ€™s a quick list of things to enjoy in Langley this summer:
â€¢ See what the farmers are doing. The Circle Farm Tour is a road map to a variety of specialty farm-gate vendors and more. Brochures are available at Langley Townshipâ€™s Civic Facility and at participating farms.
â€¢ Stroll the Nicomekl River. Langleyâ€™s Rotary Clubs have provided a pleasant nature trail through the Nicomekl flood plain, with footbridge crossings of the river.
â€¢ Grab a paddle and make a splash. Head to Fort Langley, and watch the canoes and kayaks come and go.
You know what? Thereâ€™s way too much to list here. We have a much longer list online (and weâ€™ll freely admit that we arenâ€™t even covering it all there, but itâ€™s a decent start) at www.langleyadvance.com. Search â€œLangley things to do.â€
And youâ€™ll find lots of ideas at Tourism Langley (www.tourism-langley.ca), too.
While youâ€™re out exploring, stay in touch. Share your adventures and photos of Langley fun with us via Facebook. Connect with us at www.Facebook.com/LangleyAdvance.
Weâ€™d love to see your proof of what we all know: that Langley is awesome.