Explore Greater Grand Rapids: Bike the White Pine Trail

Biking the White Pine Trail provides a simultaneous exercise in solitude and solidarity. The trail allows for an escape from the buzzing cars on the roadway and fosters a sense of camaraderie with…

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Iconic Public Art Spots in Downtown Grand Rapids

The art scene is an integral part of Grand Rapids and locals know outdoor art is everywhere you look downtown. Whether it’s your first visit, or you live nearby, here are suggestions for “must-see”…

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Perfect Picnic Places in Grand Rapids

Summer in Grand Rapids is a great time of the year to grab some good food and head outdoors to enjoy it. With so many beautiful parks and outdoor spaces in Grand Rapids to have a picnic, Experience…

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Reeds Lake Bike Route

Looking for a (relatively) short, scenic and self-contained bike route in Grand Rapids? Consider the Reeds Lake Trail in East Grand Rapids. Just 10 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, it’s a 4.2-mile…

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Countryside Tours

One of the coolest things about Grand Rapids is that all our big-city amenities – art & culture, nightlife, the Beer City Ale Trail and more – are just minutes away from breathtaking natural scenery…

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Grand Rapids’ Golf Scene Has Something for Everyone

With more than 650 public golf courses throughout the state, Michigan boasts some of the most sought-after golf courses in the nation. Dozens of excellent courses for various skill sets are located in…

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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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Campgrounds Near Grand Rapids, MI

Camping in or near Grand Rapids lets you take advantage of our awesome natural wonders and still enjoy easy access to our big-city amenities. All of these Kent County campgrounds are secluded yet…

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Hit the Mountain Biking Trails

The West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (WMMBA) is a group of individuals who help to maintain and develop mountain bike trails in the local area. In West Michigan alone, the WMMBA has designed…

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Six Day Trip Destinations from Grand Rapids

Summer is a great time to explore all the amazing things to do right here in West Michigan. Visitors will find that Grand Rapids is an easy place to get to by car or by plane, the city is full of…

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