Hidden Gems of Marist

Marist has much to offer with its beautiful architecture and amazing location on the Hudson River. However, Marist has so much to offer that we often overlook some of the best breath-taking spots on campus. Here are some of the must-see hidden (and not so hidden) gems at Marist!

Let’s start with the obvious gems:

THE RIVER

There are three major spots to check out by the river:

1. Longview Park Gazebo

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The view from this spot is absolutely breath-taking and it’s a great place to watch the sun set or spend some of your day.

2. The River Path

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Day or night, the path along the river offers beautiful views leading to the boathouse.

3. The Docks

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The docks at Marist really allow you to be on the river and experience the Hudson for yourself.

Back up the hill from the Hudson are plenty more hidden gems:

4. Campus Green

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Overlooking the Hudson, the green offers amazing views and plenty of opportunities for Kan Jam, football, studying, or just hanging out.

5. Outside James A. Cannavino Library

 

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The lounge chairs outside the library are known for their wonderful view – they’re great for studying or kicking back with friends.

6. James A. Cannavino Library

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The entire library offers some of the best views at Marist; perhaps the most overlooked is at the top of the main staircase looking directly out onto the Hudson.

7. Greystone / Library Area

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The walkway and seating area between Greystone and the James A. Cannavino Library offer beautiful landscaping and a view overlooking the iconic Marist Rotunda and the Hudson River.

8. The Marist Tree

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Behind the library and outside of the Chapel is the Marist Tree. This gem lights up like Rockefeller Center during the winter months – it’s always a must to get some pictures from inside the tree!

9. The Underpass

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This gem opens up to upperclassmen housing – it’s beautiful no matter what the weather!

10. Hancock Archway

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Branching off from Marist’s Hancock Center, this archway leads to our version of a secret garden.

11. The Gartland Tree

 

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This picture speaks for itself

There are many, many more hidden gems at Marist College. For now, I’ll leave you with these. Take your time at Marist to explore and find more hidden gems – finding them is half the fun!

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