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Crafting Candles at Wax Poetic Candle Bar

Tap into your sense of smell and flex your creativity by making a hand-poured, scented candle at Wax Poetic Candle Bar in Grand Rapids. The whole candle-pouring experience takes about 30-45 minutes…

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Resolutions to Keep During Your Next Trip to Grand Rapids

Want a New Year’s resolution you can stick to? Resolve to have more fun in 2024. Make time for play, try something you’ve always wanted to do, indulge in a treat now and then, and visit someplace new…

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Halloween in Grand Rapids

Halloween isn’t just a day in Grand Rapids – it’s several weeks’ worth of weird, wild, wacky, wonderful activities and events for all ages. Popular annual attractions include The Haunt, one of…

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Family Farm Markets

You can purchase fresh-picked produce - or pick your own - at many of the farms and farm markets that also supply local restaurants. Farm markets are typically open from late spring (when asparagus is…

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Grand River Coho Salmon Fishing

As summer winds down and thoughts turn to fall, area sport anglers often turn their attention to the Grand River. September is prime time for salmon runs. The city’s downtown fishery draws anglers…

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Fall Color Tour

West Michigan's abundant forests helped fuel Grand Rapids' rise as "furniture capital of the world" in the late 19th-early 20th centuries. While many hardwoods were sacrificed to sawmills in those…

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Local’s Guide to U-Pick Apple Farms & Orchards

Grand Rapids has the best of both worlds – a vibrant city life along with dozens of nearby farms filled with easy-to-pick, delicious fruit. The city’s proximity to the Fruit Ridge, a region about 15…

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Fall Cider in Grand Rapids

Michigan is one of America’s top three apple-producing states – and Grand Rapids is one of the state’s best apple-growing regions. Our apples are distributed far and wide, but some are kept right here…

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Hard Ciders

Already internationally acclaimed for its craft beers, Grand Rapids is now earning recognition for its fast-growing production of hard ciders. Quality ciders start with quality apples, and we have one…

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