From sandy beaches to dense forests to towering mountains to arid deserts, the United States has a lot of diverse and beautiful outdoors to discover.

President Obama has declared that June is Great Outdoors Month and this month is a fantastic opportunity to explore the fresh air and the natural beauty that can be found in your own backyard.

There is so much to see and do just outside your door and as the summer sun starts to warm the air you can spend many fun days in the great outdoors.

Here are some ideas of how you and your family can celebrate great outdoors month:

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