10 Great Recreation Apps to Get You Active

We all need to take a break from the digital world for awhile and get outside to experience the real world and all it has to offer. Maybe you’re looking for things to do or maybe you’re just looking for ways to enhance the activities you already do; recreation apps like these can make a big difference.

By taking a minute to check your computer before heading outside, you can up your game — no matter what your plans are. These ten great recreation web apps will help you find something to do and make the most of it, or make the most of what you already do!

1. Nofouls

Nofouls

Nofouls

You can find a pickup basketball game on Nofouls — without having to check every court in town. Once signed up just enter your zip code and find a game near you.

  • Free to use, but requires sign up
  • Developed by Nofouls

2. GolfBonk

GolfBonk

GolfBonk

Find golf courses — including their prices and times — through GolfBonk. You can also check the weather at your favorite courses, make notes and check out aerial course imagery to up your game.

3. ActiveTrails

ActiveTrails

ActiveTrails

Compare notes about your favorite ski trails at ActiveTrails. The site covers skiing worldwide, so it’s also ideal for researching all those trails you’d like to ski some day.

4. WeEndure

WeEndure

WeEndure

Into endurance sports like running and swimming? You can track your progress with WeEndure as well as connect with other folks interested in the same activities. The site even lists events like marathons.

  • Free to use, but offers a premium version with additional features
  • Developed by Joshua Cohen

5. HyperStrike

HyperStrike

HyperStrike

Create custom workouts for yourself on HyperStrike, where you can also plan meals and make use of other fitness tools. This is a great way to optimize your workouts, learn new exercises and get the right diet figured out.

6. Diddit

Diddit

Diddit

Need ideas on what to do when you get outside? Diddit helps you find checklists of activities other people have enjoyed, as well as create your own; a great web app for activity discovery and sharing.

  • Free to use, but requires sign up
  • Developed by Ludic Labs

7. Wandermap

Wandermap

Wandermap

With Wandermap, you can find hiking routes all over the world, shared by a variety of other hikers. You can also create and recommend your own routes. The developers also run sites devoted to finding routes for biking and other recreation, too.

  • Free to use, but requires sign up
  • Developed by Toursprung

8. YogaToday

YogaToday

YogaToday

YogaToday teaches you new yoga positions every day. Whether you choose the free or paid memberships, you’ll have access to yoga classes that you can both stream and download.

  • Offers a free plan, as well as an individual class rate ($3.99) and an unlimited membership ($9.99)
  • Developed by YogaToday

9. NatureFind

NatureFind

NatureFind

If you know you want to get out of the house and into the great outdoors, but you aren’t quite sure of your destination, NatureFind can offer you direction, from finding different events to locating areas that offer different sports.

10. League Republic

League Republic

League Republic

Running an amateur league or a sports club? League Republic can help you set up a site, manage schedules and the other necessities that otherwise get in the way of playing sports.

  • Free to use, but but certain features have fees attached; such as the ability to remove ads
  • Developed by League Republic

Share Yours

If you have a great web app for recreational activities, share it with us in the comments below. We’d love to hear about it! If the app is good enough, we’ll add it to this roundup and credit you for the submission.


  • http://www.sportsvite.com Clint

    This is a great list. We’d love to add Sportsvite (http://www.sportsvite.com) as well. It’s been around for several years so it has a huge community of athletes in a lot of different sports and activities (over 140), really solid team management tools, and an active message board for team recruiting or just connecting to stay active.

    • http://hyperstrikemedia.com Mike Greeves

      Thanks for the HyperStrike mention. I’m actually a user on sportsvite as well and like it – super clean interface. Diddit looks cool, I’ll check it out.

  • http://visitmyforest.org/ Michael

    I love this list! Another great site, though not available for ALL states, is Visit My Forest.

    http://visitmyforest.org/

    I use it ALL the time to find great parks in my area for hiking.

  • http://breezyfaq.com Colin

    I saw this site posted on Hacker News: http://leaguesmart.com

    It let’s you manage your sports leagues and set up games and track stats and the like.

  • http://scottwills.tumblr.com Scott

    GolfBonk! Sounds a little ominous, doesn’t it? ;-) Thanks for highlighting NatureFind, I’ve been looking for something like this for a while, nice roundup! :-)

  • Tylor Skory

    I was really surprised to see that geocaching.org wasn’t on there. I would highly recommend it!

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