1. Binghamton Parks
If you’re like me, you have been yearning to take your workouts outside. Binghamton is home to beautiful parks that will make you feel calm and relaxed during your sweaty adventures. For students on campus, the nature preserve is your best friend. Get lost one afternoon, but not too lost, and navigate the serene setting in your backyard. My goal is to make it to Otsiningo park located off of Front Street. I hear there are two and four mile loops that are perfect for a warm spring day running around a quiet lake.
2. Hanging in the Quad
This is as college as it gets. Frisbees flying, guys in tank tops and girls in sun dresses will flood the quad. Now that the construction isn’t consuming Binghamton’s free space, this large grassy area will fill up quick as soon as the sun breaks through those clouds. Class will seem miles away and attendance numbers will go down. Grab a snack to eat and bum out with your friends for hours to catch up with them and on your Vitamin D levels that have been low all winter.
3. Eating Outside
Whether you want to make a picnic for the quad or head downtown for a nice lunch with friends, eating outside brings spring activity into the summer time bliss category. There’s nothing more relaxing than eating a nice fresh meal with a slight breeze cooling off the blistering sun. If you’re old enough, grab a drink and sit back and ignore graduation for just a few more hours. Burger Mondays is set to open outdoor eating and drinking this year so keep an eye out for that. And Zona’s deck can’t be beat on a bright sunny day.
4. Spring Fling
One of the biggest days of the spring semester is Spring Fling. A full day of fun, food and festivities brought to you by the SA. This year is going to be even bigger with Matt and Kim headlining on May 3rd. All of campus will be alive and excited to watch student groups perform throughout the day, have fun on the many rides across the quad and grab some funnel cakes from the food vendors lined up the spine.
As soon as you feel that sun on your skin, take advantage of these activities. Before you know it, you will be back from school and locked inside working the summer away. Get out there and enjoy all Binghamton has to offer this spring.
Spencer Kostrinsky – CommuniKey Intern and food blogger at Fooduncovered.com
1. Binghamton Parks