While Wilson’s beautiful architecture is well known, many students are not aware of some of the gems campus has to offer. Whether it’s a quiet study spot, a place to hang out with friends, great walking trails, or opportunities to learn more about Wilson’s rich history there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking to disconnect from the world for a few minutes, the Fulton Farm behind the Equestrian Center is a great place to find some peace and quiet between classes, and it can also provide a starting point for many walking trails to appeal to anyone regardless of hiking ability. As the leaves begin to change and the weather gets cooler, there’s no better time to explore the outdoors, and these trails can be a great way to start. One trail in particular, the Commerce trail, starts by the Equestrian Center and leads into downtown Chambersburg as part of the Rails to Trails program, which revitalizes old railroad tracks to become walking trails. Additionally, behind the Lenfest Commons area, just beside the Creekside parking lot, there is a small dock. Originally this was used for students to rent boats to row, but now it can provide an excellent space to study among the local wildlife. Still, if outdoor activities aren’t what you’re looking for, students can visit the Hankey Center until 5 pm on weekdays for rotating exhibits on the history of Wilson College. There are also rotating exhibits in the bottom of Lenfest Commons, which can be found down the ramp to the right of the student center. There is a bowling alley available in the field house as well, and the new Odds Quad behind Disert Hall has several options for games to play or spaces to hang out with friends. This space is also available for cookouts (though you will need a permit). This is by no means a complete list of everything available on campus, but it’s a great place to start, so take some time to go out and live boldly by exploring campus!
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