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Grand Rapids is a great place to get active!
Start the day with an early morning run or bike ride on a paved scenic trail. The Kent Trails system can be accessed just 1.5 miles from downtown.
Now you're warmed up for a round of golf. There are dozens of courses within 5 to 30 minutes of downtown - including Blythefield Country Club, ranked by MLive as one of the top 10 courses in Michigan.
Get your heart pumping a little faster on one of our mountain biking trails - Outside Magazine named us the "Best Town for Mountain Biking" in 2010.
Head back downtown to fish for steelhead, salmon, walleye and bass in the Grand River - just one of the waterways that convinced Field & Stream Magazine to call us "America's 6th Best Fishing City." You'll need a license.
Ready for a breather? Watch somebody else in action - the Grand Rapids Griffins play hockey from October-April and the West Michigan Whitecaps play baseball from April-September.
Or spend the evening "where speed belongs" - at Berlin Raceway, a NASCAR/ARCA auto racing track.
The Lake Michigan shoreline, just 30-40 minutes away, offers even more recreation opportunities:
Head to Lowell, 30 minutes east of Grand Rapids, for a hiking/learning adventure at Wittenbach/Wege Center - 140 acres of lush forests, rolling prairies, abundant wetlands and fields, open 365 days a year.
Tell us what sports & recreation activities you'd add to this self-guided tour!
Grand Rapids is a destination like no other: art, culture, dining, and nightlife. From a hip and friendly downtown to an endless array of outdoor activities, Grand Rapids will surprise, excite and delight you!
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