9 FREE things to do in Athens while the weather is WARM!

Hi everyone! The warm weather and sunshine is upon us! I can feel it coming…now we just need to get it to stay! 🙂 Anytime the sun is shining I try to go outside and make the most of the beautiful weather. I have discovered many wonderful, relaxing, and enjoyable activities to do here on campus while the sun is shining. There is no better way to escape from the pressure of school than with a little vitamin D. Getting out in nature is not only good for your body, but it’s good for the soul. I sound like a hippie now…but I am serious!

Here are 10 free things to do this spring!

Picnic with your people


How perfect is laying on a blanket in the grass, eating some yummy treats, listening to music, and hanging with your best friends? This activity is effortless, easy, and you can customize it to however you like! Nothing beats a picnic in the sunshine.

Walk on the bike trail

If you don’t have a bike…I’m sure there is someone around that would be happy to lend you theirs! You can even borrow mine. Going for a bike ride is so good for the soul. You get to clear your mind, enjoy the fresh air, and get a good workout!

Sit on the balcony of Front Room coffee

Front Room has the most beautiful balcony. There is an amazing view of campus and they have nice comfortable lounge chairs. Back in the fall, I fell asleep on one of the couches right there in the sunshine. It was AMAZING! I will definitely be taking more naps there this spring!

Cross the bridge and venture to the other side of the river

There is a beautiful river that wraps around campus. Attached to the bike trail there is a bridge that crosses over the river and it is gorgeous! I have never gone to the other side of the river, but I think I am going to venture over to the other side this spring!

Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills is gorgeous! First of all, it’s FREE and second of all, it’s GORGEOUS! There are so many amazing hiking trails, cliffs, and breathtaking sights to see.

Strouds Run State Park

I have never been here before, but I hear amazing things! It’s super close to campus which is very convenient. I am definitely going to make a trip there!

Grab a frisbee, soccer ball, or football and start playing!

For me, it’s usually a soccer ball! Getting in the sunshine, teaming up with your friends, and playing some games is my go to! It is so much fun to have a little friendly competition!

Sidewalk Chalk

Okay, so you may have to pay a few dollars for some chalk…but it will last you for a while! Go make the world beautiful and color everywhere!

Tie-dye shirts

Again, you may have to pay for the dye supplies…but it will last you! Tie-dying is one of my favorite things to do! It’s a fun way to get crafty and colorful!