There’s often not all that much to do on a Saturday afternoon for the more conservative college student. It is pretty typical for most students to be sleeping off their Friday night hangovers. But if you just want a bit of quiet time, and want to enjoy the leisure time you have in a city that is perhaps far from home, your best bet might be a nature trail. Especially if you are in a place as glorious as Portland, Oregon. It doesn’t take long to get to the state park, that is just minutes from downtown Portland. There you can enjoy a wonderful hike (in pretty much all weathers; even in the rain), check out the park’s many nature trails nestled between Boones Ferry Road and Terwilliger Boulevard, southwest of Portland or get your workout done by cycling around. You will be privy to trilliums and all sorts of beautiful things and if you’re not in the mood for exerting yourself then you can just take a seat and listen to the birds and squirrels talk about their day. It’s an incredibly peaceful place to be and a wonderful experience no matter what you’re seeking.