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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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Halloween

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. Here are some spine-tingling suggestions for celebrating the…

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Downtown Walking Tour

This ten-block downtown walking tour covers less than three-quarters of a mile - but it takes you all the way from Berlin to Vietnam! Start at the Grand Rapids Public Museum to experience history made…

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Guide to Canoeing In and Around Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a wonderful place to be year round, but summer is when the city really shines. There are a number of ways to discover Grand Rapids’ beauty, such as by foot, by bike, by trolley, and by…

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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 supply local restaurants. At the Market Many area farms sell their goods at city farm markets…

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Fall Cider in Grand Rapids

Quality ciders start with quality apples, and more than half of all Michigan apples are grown on the Fruit Ridge, a unique land feature 10 minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids. Michigan is one of…

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7 Activities Your Family Will Love This Fall in Grand Rapids

The end of summer is made easier with the arrival of fall and all the new fun it brings in West Michigan. Take advantage of these activities and get outside with friends and family at one or all of…

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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 northwest…

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4 Places to Tap into Grand Rapids’ Craft Cider Scene

Grand Rapids may be known as Beer City USA, but that’s not the only drink in town. With overflowing apple orchards and skilled producers, craft cider flows as strong as the Grand River. Unlike its ale…

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