Luckily, Fall term has started earlier this year, which means there are more opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy Hanover’s fleeting warm weather.
A great way to bond with friends is to go down to the river and rent a canoe or kayak from the Ledyard Canoe Club. You can use DASH or pay in cash for an hour (or even a day) of floating down the Connecticut River. If you’re daring, a quick swim in the river is always a good way to cool off.
If you’re looking for a bit of exercise after classes, head out on a hike on one of Hanover’s many trails. Check the DOC website for specifics on trail length and distance from campus. However, if you’d rather something shorter and right on campus, a run or walk around Occom Pond is always scenic.
The Dartmouth Outing Club is a great way to get outdoors at school. You don’t need to be a member to rent one of the seven cabins they offer to all students. You can also rent outdoor gear, like sleeping bags and frame packs. More information about outdoor rentals, cabin rentals and important contact information is available through DOC website.
And if you’re feeling more adventurous, the DOC offers some tips of getting involved with the following:
A more educational activity for the fall is a trip to Dartmouth’s Organic Farm to learn about the student-run garden that provides sustainable food energy system models. The farm also has a farmstand in front of Collis on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., so be sure to stock up on fresh, locally grown produce! Email the farm at [email protected] or call (603 643 5196) for more information.
And if you’re in the mood for apple-picking and warm cider, Poverty Lane Orchards in nearby Lebanon is the ticket. The pick-your-own farm stand is a favorite for freshmen floor trips, Greek house bonding events, and the devoted leaf-peeper. Poverty Lane Orchards is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. Be sure to call them (604 448 1511) for the most current information on their varieties and events!
Before it gets chilly, make sure to go support the Big Green and cheer on Dartmouth’s many athletes. Inviting new friends to a football or rugby game is an easy way to feel closer to the Dartmouth community.
For some of us, however, laying on the Green with friends is a simple approach to enjoying the last days of summer and the first days of a new school year.
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