It’s spring time! With the weather warming up, it’s time to get out and enjoy the fresh air. I know we’re all super busy as the semester winds to a close, but I find that getting out for a walk really helps to lower the stress. So, where can you go to enjoy the outdoors on campus? Here are the 3 best kept secret outdoor locations on campus!
1) East Patio. You’ve walked by it a million times this year, but have you taken the time to go outside and check out this view? As soon as you get out those doors, to the left you have the historic (over a century old) train bridge, and to the right you have a dazzling view of the coulee and the Old Man river. Plenty of places to sit to eat or study.
2) Coulee Trail. Frankly, it’s Lethbridge’s most interesting geographical feature – and we at the U of L get to be right next to it. So why not check it out sometime? Grab a friend and a pair of good shoes and explore the coulee. The trail can be accessed from the east patio or by the path leading to new village. It won’t be long before you’ll start to see some beautiful wild flowers growing all along the hillside. See if you can find the bison while you’re at it…
3) Aperture Lake. A paved walking path will take you all the way around this beautiful little lake. Surrounded by trees, you will be able to enjoy the wildlife (plenty of ducks, geese, and other birds) and sculpture garden that inhabit this area.
Get more out of your campus! It would be a shame if you just came here to go to class or the library without enjoying the campus’ natural beauty once in a while too. With spring emerging, now is the perfect time. Know of any other best kept secrets on campus? Leave a comment below!