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Canton Summer: First Day of Spring To-Do List

Monday, April 29, 2019

It’s finally that time of year. Flip flops and shorts are yanked out of under-bed storage bins, and bulky jackets and boots are tucked away. It is time to roll down the windows and defrost your toes: “Canton Summer” has arrived!

While a mere 58 degrees may be all that qualifies for a traditional North Country summer to be in full swing, students are eager to break out of their lengthy hibernation and roam St. Lawrence’s beautiful campus and surroundings.

Here are some ideas on how to take full advantage of the NoCo while thawing from our long, chilly winters:

1. Get outside!

  • Perhaps the most obvious of all, but our winter habits often carry over and it can be easy to forget that outside relaxation is even possible. Grab your books, a hammock, some friends, or a ball to play with and hit the quad!

2. Hit the Links

  • Take a visit to the SLU golf course. Borrow a cart and grab some clubs, and spend the day with friends out on the green. No experience? No problem! Just give it a try and have some fun—low stakes.

3. Rent a bike from the Green Bikes Program housed in the Science Library

  • Just swipe your keycard, and you can borrow a SLU bike for four hours at a time! Check here to check for bike availability.

4. Visit Lampson Falls

  • A short drive away from campus, Lampson Falls is a beautiful spot to go with friends, sit out on the rocks, soak in some sun and relax. To find out more about Lampson Falls and how to get there, check this out!

5. Take a hike!

  • Nestled within the Adirondacks, hiking opportunities are seemingly endless up here. For a beginner trek, check out either Azure or Arab Mountains. Each only 45 minutes from campus, these mountains offer amazing views and easy hikes. For a more advanced adventure, check out Indian Head

Whatever you choose to do with these few warm weeks before graduation, I encourage you to get outside and explore with your friends. You won’t regret it!