Time flies when you’re busy, and the season of fall is no exception to that rule with the return of students, football Saturdays and increased campus activities. Fall is stunning on campus, and now in the middle of October the colorful trees are at their most beautiful.
Set aside some time in the next few weeks to slow down with a walk through campus, taking in the scenery and breathing crisp autumn air.
Michigan State has many hidden gems that you might not be familiar with. Just north of East Neighborhood, the Sanford Natural area offers a quiet stroll through the woods right next to the Red Cedar River.
In the southeast corner of campus you can admire a variety of specially designed gardens in the Clarence E. Lewis Arboretum.
West Circle, the River Trail and Beal Botanical Garden are, deservedly so, well-known beautiful destinations for campus walks as well.
You can also find paths with campus art on the way and keep track of your mileage with this Campus Walking Loops map.
With such a wide variety of walking tours to choose from, you can spend the rest of the fall exploring campus, soothing your mind and exercising your body.