Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year, filled with family, friends, gratitude… and perhaps a little food guilt after the big feast. This year, why not burn off those extra calories with a little adventure?

Whether you’re looking to be active on your own or you have friends and family in town for the holiday who want to get out and see Dublin, going Riverboxing makes a perfect activity for the day after Thanksgiving. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the series, Riverboxes are Dublin Arts Council’s collection of artist-made vessels inspired by the hobbies of geocaching and letterboxing that are placed discreetly throughout Dublin. Riverboxes contain a unique artist-made stamp, journal and historical and environmental information for visitors to discover in Dublin parks along the banks of or connected to the Scioto River and its tributaries. A hunt to discover all of the Riverboxes will lead to beautiful, scenic locations that you may have never discovered otherwise!

Riverboxing is a fantastic family activity that explorers of all ages will enjoy, but it’s more than just a fun time. Discovering all 13 Riverboxes will get you your recommended 10,000 steps for the day, making it the perfect healthy activity for the day after a big Thanksgiving feast!

So, what do you need to do to get started? First, grab a journal and a stamp – you’ll use these to collect stamps from each Riverbox and leave your own stamp as a signature in the Riverbox journals. Next, head to to get the clues you need to find the Riverboxes and some information about an optional challenge to complete in order to earn a custom geocoin.

So what are you waiting for? Get out and burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories and have a memorable family adventure with the Riverboxes. After all, you don’t want to end up like this after the big meal.