Activities plentiful for fall-break boredom
Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013 00:10
In a short survey taken USU students, The Statesman found, on average, 8 percent of students will be working during the break, 25 percent will be traveling, 25 percent will stay in Cache Valley and the other 42 percent will be heading to their home areas. While those surveyed acknowledged it is only a 24-hour break from school, they all said it is very much appreciated.
Many students said they are eagerly looking forward to activities they have planned for the long weekend, but some of those staying in Logan might be wondering what they’ll do to fill the time. The Statesman has constructed a list of potential activities for those looking to stay busy.
While the weather is getting pretty chilly, it’s the perfect time to go camping or simply go up the canyon with some friends and build a big bonfire. Enjoy the great outdoors before winter sets in.
If you haven’t had time to go and sightsee around Logan, historic downtown Logan is definitely the place to start. If you’re interested in the old houses in Logan, you can drive or walk down Center Street and find some beautiful old homes. For Aggie history buffs, the American West Heritage Center has its Cache Valley museum that holds some artifacts used when Logan was first being established.
The long weekend finds the American West Heritage Center hosting its annual Fall Festival. The event is perfect to attend with a group of friends or a date. The AWHC has attractions for everyone looking to embrace this time of year, including a seven-acre corn maze, wagon rides and the terrifying Haunted Hollow for Aggies looking for thrills.
If you’re interested in corn mazes — especially haunted ones that will cause your date to cuddle up with you — there is also the Little Bear Bottoms corn maze, a family-owned and operated establishment located in Wellsville.
There are many parks scattered around Logan city. Why not be a kid and have fun on the playground, or have a cookout? Some locations where these activities can happen include Willow Park, Lundstrom Park, Adams Park and Merlin Olsen Park. Many of them have large, open fields or baseball diamonds where Aggies can join in large groups to play some sports. USU’s Quad is great for this as well, and Old Main Hill can always be used for ice-blocking.
The Cache Valley Fun Park has many different activities for Aggies in groups or on dates, including laser tag and bowling. Aggies looking to practice and hone their rock-climbing skills can journey next door to the Rock Haus, Logan’s own indoor climbing gym.
Aggies looking to grab some great local food can venture to any of several of the valley’s unique restaurants. These include Angie’s, Firehouse Pizzeria, El Toro Viejo, Tandoori Oven and Takara Sushi. Whatever you’re craving, a valley original can provide.
This is only a short list of things Aggies can take advantage of during the break. But as long as you are creative in your activities, you can make this short fall break one of the best and most memorable.
- Data gathered and information compiled by Gillian Ponce, a staff writer and a freshman majoring in print journalism.