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Hammock spots

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Hammocks are wonderful, portable, outdoor couches. They can be bought for as little as $15 at outdoors stores. A good hammock spot is often sunny, with smaller, sturdy trees about 8-10 feet apart, set back a bit from a path so people don't bother you too much.

Hammocks? My goodness, what an idea. Why didn't I think of that? Hammocks!
-- Hank Scorpio, "You Only Move Twice," The Simpsons


Currier Quad

There are two pines with hooks between East and the planetarium. Behind Fitch near the BBQ is another pair of trees with hooks. Behind Fay by the stairs that go down towards the hockey rink there are two trees on that slope that get sun no matter what time of day.

Dodd Quad

There is a tree on the Lehman side of the Dodd Quad that will take a hammock set up within its branches, instead of between two trees.

Frosh Quad

The trees and the fence at the western edge of the Frosh Quad, near the grills, are perfectly spaced for a hammock. Probably the most consistently sunny spot, especially in the afternoon.

Greylock Quad

So it's not really on the quad, but there are trees outside of Bryant (on the Route 2 side) that are perfectly spaced for a hammock.

Mission Park

There are a number of trees near the Haystack Monument (especially on the Dodd side) that are suitable. Sometimes a bit shady for early- or late-season hammocking.

Sawyer Lawn

A few trees can be made to work over by the First Congregational Church. The trees are a little too thick, and it loses sun in the afternoon.

Science Quad

The tree directly accross from Morgan is probably the best place to hammock on campus.