I’m lucky to live in a beautiful place that offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation. This year, my husband and I made a New Year’s resolution to go hiking at least once a month. We felt like we hadn’t been taking full advantage of the landscape around us, and we thought the resolution would be a good incentive to spend more time together and work our way through our guidebooks to local trails and waterfalls. We’ve really enjoyed our hikes so far and are looking forward to exploring a new spot this weekend. If you need some inspiration to hit the trails, here are eight good reasons to get outside.