7 Ways to Combat Cabin Fever During the Pandemic

10 ways to combat cabin fever

Are you typically on the move and adventuring but find yourself stagnant during these pandemic days? Isolation and confinement can stir dreaded feelings of cabin fever. Thus, it’s vital to discover healthy ways to cope. In this post, I’d love to share with you the things I do to help combat the cabin fever blues. The following list of 7 Ways to Combat Cabin Fever are my top ways to keep positive, stay creative and remain calm.


1 of 7 Ways to Combat Cabin Fever:

Go for a secluded hike in nature

What better way to combat cabin fever than to get outdoors and freely roam in the fresh air? With that being said, stay mindful of social distancing and be careful not to hike in populated areas.

Just the other day, my husband and I attempted to hike in a local state park (McConnell’s Mill). However, upon our drive through the park, we were inundated with hundreds of visitors and these visitors clearly weren’t taking precaution. Instead, because of the park’s extreme crowdedness, we made the wise decision to search for nearby off-the-beaten-path trails.

How do you find secluded trails?

My best advice is to revisit the corners of the woods you grew up in; the secret spots only locals know by heart. For example, I asked my husband (since he grew up a few miles away from the park) “where did you use to go to explore in solitude?” That led us to a sweet little trail near Frew Fall in Kennedy Mill. It was a heavenly place: sparkling waterfalls, a rushing creek, dancing sun rays, towering boulders and inviting slot canyons. Thanks to this hidden gem, we were able to adventure in a peaceful and safe location. The only interruption: a handful of hikers keeping their distance.

For locals who wish to responsibly enjoy this spot, find more trail information in the link below:

Spending the day actively enjoying nature provided me with the escape I needed and provided me with the remedy for my cabin fever – even if it was just for one day.

social distancing hiking in pennsylvania to combat cabin fever
Photo taken by Doug Michaels along our nature hike in Kennedy Mill.

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