Five activities to do over summer break


Lawrenceburg junior Alexis Corbin works for the local organization Top Crops at the local farmers market Saturday, April 30. Top Crops currently sells a variety of vegetables and plans to sell blueberries and strawberries in the future; they will be growing pumpkins in the fall. Lex Selig/HERALD

Debra Murray, News reporter

Summer break can be an exciting time to focus on having fun instead of focusing on school work. For many people, it’s a break where they are looking for exciting activities to do when they have spare time, or as an opportunity to do activities they don’t have time for during the school year. 

Here are a few activities you can do this summer no matter where you are:

Go to the farmer’s market

Farmer’s markets typically occur on weekend mornings and allow people to buy fresh produce and many other types of items from local vendors. It’s a great opportunity to learn about and support local businesses.

Visit your local park

Parks are a great way to spend some time outside. Having a picnic or exercising is a great way to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.

Read more books 

Summer is the perfect time to catch up on some reading, especially if you put it off during the school year. Reading is a great way to learn about new subjects or just enjoy a good story.

Go for a hike

Hiking is a great way to exercise and see some beautiful sights. Some great places to hike near Bowling Green include Shanty Hollow Lake Hiking Trail, Lost River Cave and Valley Trail, and Low Hollow Trail. If you’re not in Bowling Green over the summer, it’s easy to find hiking trails online or by asking around.

Visit a museum

Going to a museum is a great way to learn about subjects you’re interested in, like art or history. It’s also a great activity to do with friends and discuss your thoughts on different exhibits. Museums in Bowling Green include the National Corvette Museum, Historic RailPark & Train Museum, or the Kentucky Museum located directly on WKU’s campus.

Debra Murray can be reached at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @debramurrayy