Fall in Love With Fall in The NOCO | St. Lawrence University

Fall in Love With Fall in The NOCO

Ellie Miner
2016

Pumpkin pie ice cream, homemade cider, apple pie, autumn photo shoots, and hayrides makes for one of the most memorable fall days in the North Country. Fall in the NoCo is more than just the perfect opportunity for an Insta-worthy picture of campus. Fall being my favorite season and the ideal temperature, I get to take full advantage of what campus and the North Country offers.

On my ideal fall day, I wake up early in the morning to run to Dunkin' and grab a salted caramel iced coffee before meeting my friends outside of the Brewer Bookstore to do last-minute studying. I go to my classes and after class I am able to spend the afternoon outside of my townhouse doing work and taking breaks. Outside of the townhouses and all around campus, the fall is when everyone uses break time to optimize being outside. There are people throwing the football back and forth, others are putting up slack line, and others are playing Frisbee.

However, the fun activities are not restricted to campus. A lot of times the best way to experience the North Country is to venture out into Canton or the towns surrounding St. Lawrence. A local apple farm is not only a great place for cute Facebook profile pictures and satisfying appetites with juicy apples, but also the cutest dogs you can play with if you are not in the mood to pick apples. If you are more adventurous and apple picking doesn’t seem to satisfy your fall outings, you can go on hikes in the Adirondacks. This past weekend was Peak Weekend hosted by our Outing Club. The Outing Club arranges for different members of the club to lead hikes all on different mountains in the Adirondacks allowing you to choose how intense you want your hike to be; this is one of the best ways to experience something more adventurous.

However, there are more ways to embrace the fall that do not involve being outdoorsy like brunching, shopping, or participating in Fall Festival on campus. Because it is hasn’t gotten too cold out and the summer heat has thankfully left the campus, I get to wear oversized sweaters. One of the best things to do in the fall is to walk into Canton and go to Luna or make a trip to Potsdam to Isle of You to stock up on the oversized sweaters and cool sunglasses. If you are in the mood for a nice place to eat brunch you can go to The Club, Blackbird Café, or The Bagelry. After getting a nice brunch and returning to campus you can participate in the Fall Festival, which is filled with live music, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, or even a horse-drawn hayride.

Come join us in the NoCo and fall in love with our fall. Wishing you a pumpkin-spiced filled season with awesome Instas!