Winter is Coming—Best Spots to Hit on Campus Before the Freeze
Andrews University has a gorgeous campus, particularly during the fall season, as trees flaunt their spectrum of colors for the last time before the dark winter months. Winter is coming, so take the time to look around before it arrives. We’ve recruited Andrews University’s resident Jon Snow doppleganger, Joseph Mayor (junior, psychology, pre-medicine), to explore the best spots to hit on campus before the winter freeze.
There are a few exceptionally beautiful places around campus that not many people know about, making them all the more perfect to explore. First of all, there are a few trails behind University Towers that are worth the trek. Here you can be surrounded by long streaks of color, decorating the trails with the last breaths of their branches.
Another incredible experience is walking down the path behind the Forsyth Honors House towards the St. Joseph River. Located directly behind the Honors House, the trail snakes through trees down to the bank of the river. Here, the trail may seem slightly steeper than the roads behind University Towers; however, it is absolutely worth the endeavor. As you travel down the path towards the river, the leaves crunch softly under your feet, serving as a quiet reminder to appreciate the last few moments of fall. When you finally reach the river, its tranquil gurgling creates a sense of peace and beauty, with the water also reflecting the splashes of color that decorate the trees and the ground.
Finally, there is the Kingman Observatory, whose name starkly resembles King’s Landing. Enclosed on all sides by shades and tones of gold, red and green, it provides an incredibly opportunity to appreciate the beauty in the sky as well as the beauty on the Earth.
There isn’t much time left to appreciate the sights and the trails that surround Andrews University. Explore the Outdoors! Winter is coming.