National Get Outdoors Day may have been back in June, but we believe that one of the most beautiful months in this part of Texas is September. With average day temperatures in the high 70 degrees Fahrenheit, this is a perfect time to take a break and go outdoors. Plus, remember our post earlier this month about bonding with your Junction Cottages & Townhome roommates? Outdoors adventures are an outstanding way of doing so! Just check out the following cool local spots:
3 Cool Local Adventures to Explore This September
- Fishing & exploring the sands at Whiskey Bridge. Situated just 16 miles north of the Junction Cottages & Townhomes, Whiskey Bridge is a fantastic spot on the Brazos River. This historic bridge was built back in 1912 and serves as the perfect fishing backdrop. It’s also a great place to launch a canoe or kayak and offers a few short trails to walk along. You can also swim here, but be wary as the current can get swim and so best to stay close to shore and always swim with a friend. PS, for those who love fishing, consider joining TAMU’s Aggie Anglers!
- Walk-in camp at Sam Houston National Forest. Want to get away for a weekend and see the stars? Grab your roommates and friends and hike out this walk-in campsite on the banks of Lake Paula. It’s a short hike when you park at the Lone Star Trail Trailhead #6 but note that it is a primitive campsite without facilities and it is first come first serve. So we recommend doing a day hike out there first as a recon and later bringing the camping supplies. This is a particularly great spot for those with pups.
- Mountain biking at Lake Bryan. Mountain biking is another exciting and popular activity among both locals and students. Nervous about trying it for the first time? Check out the Beginning Mountain Biking course offered by TAMU’s PEAP. Then, when you’re done (or if you were already equipped to begin), head on over to Lake Bryan where you’ll find several outstanding mountain biking loops. What is particularly great about this location is that it has something for every level. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert bicyclist, there’s a track here that you’ll find enjoyable and challenging without being over-the-top.
Just Remember to Have Fun & Be Prepared
In the end, the important thing is to pick the adventure that sounds most appealing and fun for you and your roommates. Remember to always pack for the trip, i.e. bug spray for camping and water bottles for biking, and let others know if you go solo!