Friday Five 2.0: Working Out On Boating Vacations

Since it’s Friday, I’m linking up with Running on Happy & Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0 linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostesses and visit some other bloggers.

Today’s topic is: Vacation spots — how do you get your workout in on vacation?

For me, vacation is each weekend in Bolton Landing, NY where we keep our boat.


  1. Go for a hike.

There are quite a few nearby places to hike.  And they are easy hikes.  I am not an expert hiker and have no problems. I can go out early and still get back in time to go out on our boat.

If you are in the area, check out the Lake George Conservancy for hiking guides and maps.

2. Take a walk/hike on a trail (accessible from the boat):

There are several dock sites (Black Mountain Pt, Commission Pt, Red Rock Is, etc.) that have nearby trails and even one bay (Shelving Rock) where you can get to a trail/waterfall.

3. Run/Walk in town.

Our marina is near the Sagamore Hotel which has great grounds to run on including a nature trail.


4. Run/Walk on the main road.

The main road (9N) is the same one that the Adirondack Distance Run and Lake George Half Marathon uses.  It has rolling hills and a view of the lake on one side.


5. Swim

This is the most obvious one.  We hang often in the bays where the water is calm. There are also cliffs that you can dive off of, as well. (As for me, you’ll see me floating around with a drink in my hand LOL)

my crazy hubby & friend

 Happy Running! How you do work out while on vacation?




12 thoughts on “Friday Five 2.0: Working Out On Boating Vacations

    • It used to be my all-time favorite thing to do in the summer but this lake is too crowded and rough plus we now have a bigger boat which isn’t good for waterskiing. My hubby occasionally skis off of a friend’s boat (you can early in the am or evening when it is calm) but since I broke my ankle, I am afraid that it is too taxing on all the hardware. I want to keep it in tact for running.


  1. It depends on what I’m doing for a vacation – if I’m in California, visiting my friend who lives near the beach, then we are walking and/or running just about every day there. If I’m at a theme park, the amount of walking I do there is exercise enough so I don’t worry about doing any more. I think exercise on vacation should always be fun – well, I think exercise should be fun for the most part, regardless. 🙂


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