End of summer bucket list

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By Hannah Curran | hcurran1@radford.edu

With the warm weather coming to an end in the next couple of weeks, you should take advantage of what is left of it now. There are many things to do around Radford University and in the city.

The main attraction that Radford has are the many activities that the New River offers. You can partake in tubing, fishing, kayaking, and relaxing next to the river.

Radford offers many other outdoor activities to do as well. There are numerous beautiful parks to walk around all just a few miles from Radford University. If you’re willing to drive a little bit, you can participate in hikes up the mountains to incredible views and some incredibly high points over the valley.

While you’re up on the mountains you can also enjoy horseback riding from local stables.

For some more fun activities for people who don’t enjoy hiking, there are options such as mini golf not too far from the city, at Cox’s Golf Driving Range. Each hole of mini golf offers a discount to many local businesses if you golf a hole in one. Besides mini golf, they also offer driving ranges and batting cages.

If you prefer to stay on campus, Radford has many nice spots and offers many extra outdoor activities. Various people play sports with their friends on one of the several quads as well as have’s picnics in the sun. It’s a great place to get some fresh air while hanging out with friends.

Different clubs at Radford offers several great activities at all times of the week, for example, the RU Outdoors club offers yoga, hikes, caving, and rock climbing. The sports clubs attempt to persuade its members to get outside in the nice weather and do something fun with a bunch of new friends. While R-SPaCE also suggests activities around campus during the day such as DIY project and watching films at the Bonnie.

With school just starting back up, so are the Radford varsity sporting events. A great way to attend those is to join a Radford student group that goes to support our teams.

They host outdoor events such as tailgates, giveaways, and being the hype crowd at Radford events. Currently coming up in the season is men and women’s soccer, men and women’s golf, men and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball. There are opportunities to go to games almost every day if that’s what you enjoy doing. Even if you aren’t picked on the team, go out and support the teams!

There are also ways to volunteer at Radford, which is a great way to be outdoors while also helping the community become a better place.

Students have opportunities for cleanups at the river, Shenandoah, and many of the other surrounding parks. These events are offered on a daily basis and can be participated in whenever you have time.

All in all, Radford University and the New River Valley offer many activities and community events that you can get involved in. The weather makes it more enjoyable being outside and it’s a great way to take advantage of the last couple weeks of summer.

Photo Credit: (The Tartan)