Study and Play in Nearby Natural Environments
The area around UMM includes the ocean, rivers, lakes and untamed forests. Students take advantage of this natural environment for class work, student group activity and personal relaxation and enjoyment.
Trails leading from campus through the woods nearby are used for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, bird watching and just a place to get away.
The ocean provides opportunities and challenges. Kayaking, sailing, hiking along the rocky coast, rock climbing, watching bald eagles, seals and other wildlife are all activities for class experiences and personal enjoyment.
The rivers and lakes provide opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, fishing, sailing, swimming and more. Some courses are designed to utilize these resources exclusively. But many students enjoy their free-time exploring and playing in these areas.
The forested areas of Washington County provide opportunities for an outdoor classroom for map and compass, search and rescue, recreational hunting and other course work. These also become the playground for many students who use the land and the multitude of back-country roads for activities such as 4-wheeling, hunting, snowmobiling and more.