is beautiful in the spring. The first
few days of truly amazing weather are upon us here, and it reminds me of all
the fun things there are to do in and around town.
Rob Harrison, professor of legal writing and research, sent
out an email to all students today describing a 15 min walk to Wooster Square,
which is full of cherry blossoms in bloom. In his words, “I urge you in the
strongest possible terms to take 30 minutes out of your day to look at an
amazing collection of cherry trees that are so beautiful, they will lift your
spirits and sing to your soul.”
Another one of my favorite places to walk is East Rock
Park. About a 30 min walk from campus, East Rock
offers a great view of New Haven
and the surrounding areas. It’s the closest place where you can go to remember
that New Haven
is on the coast, because you can see the water from the top of the rock.
If the weather is really nice out, Lighthouse Point
Beach can be a lot of
fun. Just a 15 minute drive from campus and you’re at a nice beach where you
can lay out or go for a swim. I went to Lighthouse Point at least a few times
early fall when it was still warm enough to feel like summer.
Also, Bishop’s Orchard and Lyman Orchard are great places to
go in the summer and fall months. Both are just 20 minutes away by car and
allow you to pick apples, berries, and other fruit.
In New Haven,
the seasonal farmer’s market should be starting up again soon. Every weekend,
people sell local produce in Wooster
Square and downtown on the Green. It’s a great
place to get fresh fruits and veggies.
Also, spring is a great time for outdoor sports in New Haven. Students play in ultimate Frisbee leagues and
get together for tennis games in local parks.
Joggers are out in swarms these days, making the most of the perfect
There is so much to do in New Haven when the weather is nice -- it
makes it hard to start studying for finals!
Fortunately, we have Yale’s wonderful grading system to save us!