Friday, February 28, 2014

Skip into Spring

It’s finally here – the beautiful twilight of weather between January and June that brings us cool breezes and warm temperatures.
It won’t be long before the sweltering summer sets in, so here’s a few ways you can enjoy the sweet sunshine of spring in scenic Auburn-Opelika.

1.Hit the links
The Grand National grounds are nothing short of gorgeous, especially on a crisp spring day. Take an afternoon and enjoy one of the three courses Grand National has to offer. Afterward, have a relaxing lunch on the porch as you gaze over the grounds and lake.

 2.Picnic in the park
Just because Valentine’s Day is past doesn’t mean you can’t have a romantic date. Pack a picnic lunch and a blanket and grab your sweetheart - the soft rolling hills of Kiesel Park underneath the trees are perfect for this sweet surprise. You can also take your date to Town Creek Park and enjoy your lunch by the pond. Either way, you’ll both soak up the sunshine during a luxurious afternoon.

 3.Hike & Bike in Chewacla
Chewacla State Park is a perfect getaway for outdoor activities. Now that the weather is warmer, take the Mountain Laurel Trail to Chewacla Falls and dip your toes in! If you’re the adventurous type, grab your mountain bike and tackle the trails the Central Alabama Pedalers have been working on.

4.Take a downtown stroll
Enjoying the outdoors doesn’t always mean you have to be out in nature’s thickets. Take a scenic stroll through Auburn or Opelika’s scenic and historic downtown to put some spring in your step. Enjoy a Toomer’s lemonade (or ice cream!) at the end of your jaunt in downtown Auburn on Samford’s lawn, or stop in for a pop from the Overall Co. in downtown Opelika and enjoy it on their rooftop patio!

How do you celebrate spring in Auburn-Opelika? Let us know in the comments!

Written by guest blogger Rachel Pipan

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