6 ways to enjoy springtime in Auburn, including the Arboretum

6 ways to enjoy springtime in Auburn, including the Arboretum
The Arboretum in Auburn. Photo via Emilyn Hamn for the Bama Buzz

Springtime is in full blossom right now, and Auburn is looking quite beautiful if I do say myself. It is the perfect time to get out there and explore all that this town has to offer (if you don’t mind the pollen). So, we have highlighted 6 super fun ways to enjoy the springtime in Auburn!

1. Take a stroll through Town Creek Park

As highlighted as one of the 7 places every college student loves in Auburn, this park is definitely on the list of places to make it this spring. With a wide variety of different outdoor things to do, you could find yourself at Town Creek Park for hours on a sunny day. Here you can take a walk on a nice trail, hang up in an eno, or even gaze into the turtle pond!

Address: 1150 South Gay Street, Auburn AL 36832

2. Opelika’s Azalea and Dogwood trail

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Opelika’s Azalea and Dogwood Trail. Photo via Emilyn Hamn for the Bama Buzz

Auburn and Opelika are full of pretty flowers, but especially right now. A great way to see them is by following Opelika’s Azalea and Dogwood trail, which is just a short drive way from Auburn. Enter trail at 2nd Avenue and 8th Street and continue on to 8th Street, turning left on 4th Avenue. From there, all you need to do is follow the green arrows for some springtime fun (and a little bit of a workout). The step-by-step instructions are also online for if you are directionally challenged like me.

3. Tour the Arboretum

Speaking of Azaleas, The Davis Arboretum is home to over 1,000 stunning Azaleas to come check out. Right off of Auburn’s campus, this is a fun and easy spot to visit to enjoy the spring weather. The Arboretum is 13.5 acres of pure relaxation and beauty. It is a botanical garden and living museum with walking trails, plus its totally free!

Address: 181 Garden Drive, Auburn AL 36849

4. Find The Flower Bed

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The Flower Bed. Photo via The Flower Bed Facebook

The Flower Bed is an Auburn favorite, and the perfect quick-stop spring activity. Every once and a while, you can find The Flower Bed truck parked in downtown Auburn on a sunny day. Go walking or shopping downtown, and you might just run right into it. Pick out some pretty flowers for yourself or a loved one and call it a successful spring day.

5. Walk the Auburn Floral Trail

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Auburn’s Floral Trail. Photo via Emilyn Hamn for the Bama Buzz

Auburn has its very own floral trail right in the beautiful neighborhoods off of North College. This one is 14 miles longs and features many different flowers and rare trees. It starts right off of Laurel Drive, and the white arrows tell you every turn to take. Here are the complete directions and map. I found it easiest to park right on the curb of Laurel, but it is an easy walk from anywhere in Auburn.

6. Visit The Flower Store

The Flower Store is a fancier option for those of you who prefer to see your flowers in a vase. They have a great selection of flowers right now for the spring, so come and get some foliage to spruce up your home. This is the place to go if you are trying to get into the springtime spirit!

Address: 2290 Moores Mill Rd Ste. 100, Auburn AL 36830

These are all wonderful options for outdoor springtime activities, especially in a time where most people are wanting to go out while still staying safe. Get out there and go check them out, you won’t regret it.

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