10 things students can do for under $10 in the Goshen area

If you’re looking for something to do in Goshen but you’re on a tight budget, here are 10 things that you can do for $10 or less.

    1. Eat at local taquerias


      With Goshen’s vibrant Latin American population comes some delicious Mexican restaurants. Several of the local taquerias even have special days during which you can get tacos for $1.50 each — you can’t get much better than that.

    2. Bike to the Chief for ice cream 

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      Hop on the Millrace Trail and bike to the Chief, Goshen’s favorite locally-owned ice cream parlor. A single-scoop cone is only $3.75, and they have two special flavors each week plus milkshakes, sundaes and more. Make sure you get there before they close for the season in September!

    3. $1 bowling at Maple City Bowl


      Shoes, games and drinks are only $1 each on Thursday nights from 9-11 p.m at Maple City Bowl.

    4. Frisbee Golf at Ox Bow Park

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      All you have to pay is a $2 vehicle entrance fee to the park, then you have access to a free Frisbee Golf course! You could also check out the archery range, volleyball courts and lots of hiking trails.

    5. 50 percent student discount at the Depot


      The Depot, a thrift shop run by Mennonite Central Committee, gives 50 percent off to college students with IDs every first Saturday of the month. You can go hunt for clothes, kitchenware, furniture, books and more for a great price and for a great cause.


    6. $3 movies at Art House


      Art House, Goshen’s independent movie theater, has $3 movies every Monday night. Previous titles include The Revenant, The Martian and Gone Girl.


    7. Rent a canoe, kayak or pedal boat at Fidler Pond


      Fidler Pond, part of Goshen Parks and Recreation, has boats available to rent for $10 an hour until October. Bring your own life jacket if you have one!


    8. Buy local produce at the Goshen Farmers Market

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      The Goshen Farmers Market sells local produce and artisan items and often hosts live music. Visit Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. until October or any Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    9. Play board games at Better World Books

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      If you’re a board game enthusiast or you’re just plain bored, head to Better World Books on Thursday evenings for a FREE game night. As a bonus, pick up a used copy of that book you’ve been wanting to read and support literacy programs all over the world.

    10. Contra Dancing at First United Methodist Church


      Starting in September, Goshen Community Contra Dancing hosts events every first Saturday of the month from 7:30-10 p.m., with a beginner’s workshop starting at 7 p.m. Students get in for only $5, or $3 if you’re a member.