Throughout the school year, thousands of students call Clinton, MS home. Because there are so many things to do during that time (CAB events, informals, club meetings, class, homework, etc.), students can easily overlook the unique things Clinton itself offers, so the Tower brainstormed and thought of some of amazing things to do in our lovely town. If you are calling Clinton home this summer, visiting for a day or so, or taking notes for next school year, here are our ideas.
Explore the Nature Center
Winding trails, wooden foot bridges, towering trees, and colorful flora compose the Clinton Nature Center. It's the perfect place to take a leisurely walk with a friend, or take a morning run. Also, make sure you find the "Elephant Tree."
Gear Up at Paxton Peak
In 2014, Paxton Peak opened on the Brick Streets. Inside, you'll find an outdoor enthusiast's dream: hiking shoes, fly-fishing rods, ENO hammocks, and so much more.
Eat at Meme's Bakery
With all that "outdoorsy" stuff, you'll work up quite an appetite. Luckily, Meme's Bakery lies on the Brick Streets (only a quick jaunt from the Nature Center). Indulge in their petit fours, chocolate chewies (Pssst...they are gluten free), a peanut butter cookie, or a delicious cupcake.
Try Cup's Frozen Drinks
Cups powers MC. During the colder months, you'll see students sipping on tea, indulging in hot chocolate, and guzzling coffee. Take advantage of the warmer weather by sitting on the outdoor deck and trying a frozen treat like the granita or a smoothie.
If you love biking, running, or just chilling in the great outdoors, Butts Park is your place. While you are there, be sure to check out the abandoned model of the Mississippi River.
The historic Clinton Brickstreets begin on the north-side of the Quad and lead straight to Olde Towne Clinton. On this stretch, the city of Clinton hosts some pretty amazing events like the Fresh at Five Farmer's Market, Sidewalk Sessions, Dinner and a Movie, or Olde Town Market. For more info and schedule of events, visit Clinton's website.
Also on the Brickstreets are two cool antique shops. Even on a college-kid budget, you can discovers some amazing finds.
That's just a few of the things you can do in Clinton this summer, but with an adventurous spirit and asking people who have lived here for a while, you'll find that Clinton and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer. Have fun exploring!
Nolie, the girl who is currently eating a Meme's Chocolate Chewie