BY KIM MOSEMAN
There is no doubt that one of the main appeals to SU is its close proximity to Ocean City, yet when the leaves change and temperature drops, the last thing students want to do is spend a day at the beach.
Now that October has officially arrived, Salisbury University students are eager to embrace the chilly weather, colorful leaves and autumn adventures the month presents. Yet the question always comes up, “What is there to do around Salisbury?”
What students don’t realize is the fall-tastic gold mine that our campus sits on. There are so many fall activities for students to do, that you’ll be wishing there were more days in October.
One of the most obvious activities that is perfect for fall is to go outside and appreciate the vibrate colors of the transitioning trees.
Emily Cox, a senior at SU, says her favorite part about fall is the changing of the leaves. “I love to go to Pemberton Park,” Cox said. “It’s beautiful in the fall and a good place to walk around and crunch on the leaves.”
Fall is also a great time to get outside to study and do homework. There are plenty of places around campus where you can enjoy the cool weather and crisp air while knocking out some assignments. The best part is, there is a very distinct lack of bugs bothering you, unless like in the summer and spring.
If students are looking to do more than just enjoy the new fall scenery, going a pumpkin patch is a national trademark for the month of October.
More likely than not, pumpkin patches contain a large variety of pumpkins, corn mazes and hayrides.
“Go to Adkins Farm,” Cox said. “It’s a quick drive and a nice place to go with friends or your bae.”
After picking out your pumpkin, carving it with your best friends is a great boredom buster. Just be wary of fruit flies and conscious of the rules for pumpkins where you live. Adkins Farm also has a large seven-acre corn maze that students love to get lost in. For just $7 each, families can experience numerous climbing activities, puzzles and mazes.
“Getting lost in the maze filled with corny jokes and smiles was definitely worth the $7 it took to get in,” senior Kelly Susan Snyder said.
What most students crave during the month of October is a good scare. With Halloween just around the corner, one of the best places to go this fall is a haunted house.
“The Parsonberg Fire Departments does this haunted hayride every year,” Salisbury native and SU sophomore Luke Downes said. “Two years ago they had clowns with chainsaws and zombies coming out of a pond, it was terrifying.”
If you’re willing to make a bit of a drive, one of the most popular haunted houses near Salisbury is The Slaughter House in Laurel, Delaware.
“I don’t usually like haunted houses, but this one was good,” Downes said. “It was thrilling the whole way through and definitely worth the 25 minute drive”.
To close out the month of October with a bang, students over 21 are welcome to partake in Brew River’s Halloween College Night on October 29 at 10pm. VIP cards will be given out to the overall best costume, sexiest costume and best group costume.
“College students should come because it’s our biggest and best party of the year!” said Wes Hanna, the owner of Brew River.
Students shouldn’t have trouble finding fall fun with the abundance of activities that Salisbury offers.