Summer is the season of outdoor fun and sunshine, but the heat and humidity this week may cause residents to stay indoors.
With temperatures continuing to rise above the 90s, staying hydrated and finding shaded activities will allow you to enjoy the summer sun without the headaches.
Salem resident Evan Graybill has found sanctuary under the trees at Lake Spring Park this summer.
“I really just like fishing and it’s hot,” Evan Graybill said, “I like to go to the river and lake sometimes, but this is close to my house so it works.”
The community enjoys fishing, feeding the ducks and listening to live music at this 3 acre park located near Main Street.
Despite the heat, Roanoke College senior Sean Dehaven spends his time singing and playing his guitar for those in the park.
“I come here most everyday,” Dehaven said, “There are a few people that come here as regulars. They are coming less and less because, in the middle of the day especially, it’s scorching.”
Residents also flock to the Salem Ice Cream Parlor nearby to cool off and relax after a fun summer day.
“The ice cream here is great,” Salem resident Van Johnson said, “I love one particular kind and that’s the Dutch chocolate almond. Not many places have it and I just love it, that’s the only thing I get.”