An excuse that many people tend to use for not participating in outdoor activities is that they don't have anyone to go with them. Chances are, there are like minded people in your area who enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, and other adventures and they are looking for people just like you.
A great way to find people with similar interest is Williamsburg Photography Meetup Group has attracted shutterbugs of all skill levels. More experienced members lead discussions during meetings and members can suggest photo walks that highlight themes and techniques.
Skilled group members will share tips and techniques
The Hampton Roads Outdoor Adventurers like to cover a wider variety of activities. One weekend, members may be taking a road trip hike somewhere in the Blue Ridge. The next weekend they will have a beach volleyball tournament. Joining a group like HROA is a great way to do a lot of different things and meet interesting, like-minded people. And it is not uncommon for members to join one Meet-up and find themselves getting active in two or three others due to location and interest.
Adventurers get together in all types of weather
Many local outdoor organizations have their own websites. The York River State Park. The riders warmly welcome newbies and experienced riders.
EVMA riders on Bobcat Run
So, don't let the excuse of not wanting to go out alone stop you from enjoying the outdoors. Go online and see what clubs are active in your area. In fact, when you attend an event at a Virginia State Park, you may be participating with an organization that will welcome you with open arms.
Directions to York River State Park: From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park.