Andrews University is the perfect place for the outdoor enthusiast. Any nature lover will be caught up by the idyllic Southwest Michigan landscape—rolling hills dotted with orchards, vineyards and nurseries. The University is surrounded by forest preserves and state parks that offer a wealth of ideal sites for camping, backpacking, fishing and just about any other "woodsy" activity you can imagine. Pitch a tent beside the massive dunes that tower 240 feet over Lake Michigan in Warren Dunes State Park. Or spend an afternoon fishing off the lighthouse pier at Silver Beach, one of the 17 designated state parks and recreational areas 15 minutes away in St. Joseph. Or you could just walk around Andrews itself—the University campus is actually an officially registered arboretum.
One of Andrews University’s best-kept secrets is the Andrews Trails, more than 11 miles of walking, running and single-track mountain biking trails that are quietly tucked away on the northwest side of campus. There are two main access points: the Pathfinder Building lot or the parking lot along Campbell Drive, the road leading to Timber Ridge Manor. Check them out.