Maybe you’re taking some summer courses, maybe you managed to get one of the rare jobs in town, or maybe you just couldn’t handle the idea of being five hours away from your friends. Either way, you’ve found yourself in cozy little Sackville for the summer. The question remains, what do you do to make the four months of your mother nagging you to come home worthwhile?
If you’re looking to stay active while in town, you can go for a run through Waterfowl Park. Or you can take a bike ride down to Silver Lake, where you can soak in the sun or go for a swim. It’s the perfect place to fish, boat and just generally have a good time. It’s a bit of a hike across the highway, but it’s worth the trip. If you’re looking for something a little closer, then embrace your inner child and go to the park. See how high you can go on the swing, ride the ferocious dinosaur and crawl through the tunnel. You can also rent a plot in Sackville’s community garden, or take a stroll down Bridge Street as it transforms and comes alive for the Farmer’s Market. Every Saturday morning throughout the summer, you can enjoy fresh food, cool handmade items and friendly conversations. Sure, you may not be a morning person, but the éclairs you can buy when you get there will make it all worthwhile. After all, sugar is the breakfast of champions.
Keep in mind that rainy days do happen, but that doesn’t mean the only thing you have to do is clean your room for the twelfth time. Go to the Vogue and barricade yourself in the theater and enjoy the latest movie, or better yet, make it a date. Another rainy day possibility includes a visit to the bowling alley. It doesn’t matter if you’re the worst bowler in the history of bowling; it’s still fun, especially when you’re with friends! Looking to meet new people? Besides the above, there are a few places that can help you with that: Ducky’s, Larry’s and George’s Roadhouse, among others.
There are also some excellent festivals taking place throughout the summer. Want to get in touch with your inner Shakespeare? Well, there’s a festival for that! Every summer, the Festival By the Marsh is held in July, where various Shakespearian plays are presented at Swan Pond. However, if Shakespeare isn’t your style, but you’re still looking for your daily intake of festivity, do not despair! Sackville is a musical place; you can head down to the bandstand on Main Street every Thursday night for the Concert in the Park Series. And of course we can’t forget Sackville’s crown jewel of festivals, SappyFest!
No matter what your mother tells you in the hopes of getting you home, Sackville is a great place to be during the summer. You will find that there are endless opportunities for adventures and they will come to you if you are willing to have fun and explore.