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    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
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    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Ada

    Nestled near the convergence of the Grand and Thornapple Rivers, Ada combines natural scenic beauty with a picturesque downtown. There are several hundred acres of public land and miles of waterway to explore, plus quaint shops, art galleries, unique restaurants and more – all just 13 minutes east of downtown Grand Rapids.

    Where to Eat in Ada

    A small but diverse collection of restaurants reflects the upscale demographics of the community. You’ll find delicious interpretations of American, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines.

     

    Where to Shop in Ada

    Small, homegrown businesses cater to the needs of residents and visitors.

     

    What to Do in Ada

    Create your own pottery and glass works of art at The Mud Room – it’s fun for all ages.

    Explore more than 400 acres of woods, fields and wetlands on natural-surfaced trails in Seidman Park.

    Enjoy handcrafted sweet or hard cider and homemade donuts at Sietsema Orchards & Cider Mill.

    What to See in Ada

    See the Ada Covered Bridge, a 125-foot truss bridge erected in 1867 – it was the main thoroughfare across the Thornapple River until 1930.

    See the Welcome Center at Amway World Headquarters – 20+ interactive exhibits and 160 videos tell the story of the local business that became a global phenomenon.

    See local musicians play outdoors during Ada’s Music on the Lawn summer concert series – Tuesday evenings from June through August.

    Local Ada Favorites

    The Ada Famers Market, open on summer-to-fall Tuesdays, features more than 35 vendors.

    The Ada Historical Society and Averill Historical Museum include exhibits, photo collections, a garden and gift shop.

    Ada Hidden Gems

    Roselle Park is a 240-acre nature preserve with a silo observation deck, wetland observation deck and paved path to the Grand River.

    The E.E. Locke Arboretum at Ada Township Park, featuring 50+ tree species from around the world, is a wonderful place for botanical investigations and quiet relaxation.

     

    What to Do in Ada

    Create your own pottery and glass works of art at The Mud Room – it’s fun for all ages.

    Explore more than 400 acres of woods, fields and wetlands on natural-surfaced trails in Seidman Park.

    Enjoy handcrafted sweet or hard cider and homemade donuts at Sietsema Orchards & Cider Mill.

    What to See in Ada

    See the Ada Covered Bridge, a 125-foot truss bridge erected in 1867 – it was the main thoroughfare across the Thornapple River until 1930.

    See the Welcome Center at Amway World Headquarters – 20+ interactive exhibits and 160 videos tell the story of the local business that became a global phenomenon.

    See local musicians play outdoors during Ada’s Music on the Lawn summer concert series – Tuesday evenings from June through August.

    Local Ada Favorites

    The Ada Famers Market, open on summer-to-fall Tuesdays, features more than 35 vendors.

    The Ada Historical Society and Averill Historical Museum include exhibits, photo collections, a garden and gift shop.

    Ada Hidden Gems

    Roselle Park is a 240-acre nature preserve with a silo observation deck, wetland observation deck and paved path to the Grand River.

    The E.E. Locke Arboretum at Ada Township Park, featuring 50+ tree species from around the world, is a wonderful place for botanical investigations and quiet relaxation.

     

    Ada, Michigan

    Explore the beauty of Ada Village!

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