Discover the great outdoors in Cannonsburg, just 20 minutes northeast of Grand Rapids. It includes the area’s largest winter sports park, a 1,300-acre state game area, and numerous lakes and greenspaces. It’s nestled between two great shopping and dining destinations, Rockford and Plainfield, so you can enjoy both natural splendor and urban convenience in the space of a few minutes.
Start with breakfast at the Grist Mill, which also includes a bakery, butchery, deli and grocery store. Right across the street is the Honey Creek Inn, a historic pub serving food from around the world and your mom’s kitchen. The century-old Bostwick Lake Inn offers creative cuisine with a side order of stunning lake views.
The accent is on quality rather than quantity when it comes to shopping options.
Embrace winter at Cannonsburg Ski Area – featuring ski runs from beginning to intermediate, one of the Midwest’s top snowboarding terrains and several lanes of tubing for the whole family. Other seasons at Cannonsburg Sky Area offer bike trails and the new zipline. Zip your way through their Canopy Tours - taking you on a mile long tour consisting of station-to-station zip lining situated in the Cannonsburg treetops!
Go hiking or mountain biking in Cannonsburg State Game Area – its 10-mile trail system is open from April to October, when hunting season starts.
Golf at Silver Lake Country Club, a 90-year-old course perched on the rolling hills of Silver Lake.
See the birds and wildlife from the boardwalk and trails winding through Pickerel Lake Fred Meijer Natural Preserve.
See the historic open stone shelter in beautiful Townsend Park – constructed in 1926, it was the first structure built in a Kent County park.
Locals head to Bostwick Lake Bakery for the biggest and best donuts, cookies and pastries, plus breakfast sandwiches and lunch items.
Grand Rapids Symphony Picnic Pops at Cannonsburg Ski Area is an annual summer concert series – pack a picnic, grab a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy great music in the great outdoors.
The trail at Luton Park is a regional mountain-biking destination, winding through native prairie, pines, hardwoods and marshes.
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Congratulations to the soon-to-be bride and groom! Whether you’re getting married next month or next year, Grand Rapids is a fantastic place to host a Bachelor or Bachelorette party you and your friends will always remember. The following party ideas can stand alone, or you can combine them to craft the perfect day for your and your friends.