There is a lot of outdoor space within driving distance. You can choose a lake or river or you can go to one of the state parks. They are all very well maintained and it is always an enjoyable time to spend. I live in the country so if I want to take a walk in the woods they are right behind my house but everything is owned so you have to have permission from the property owner. That is the only down side, there is no where near by that is not owned by someone.