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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Snowshoeing in the Grand Rapids Area

Snowshoeing has been around for almost as long as civilizations have interacted with deep snow. Historians believe snowshoeing traces its roots back 6,000 years to Central Asia and were a necessity…

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West Michigan Winter Sports

One of the distinct benefits of living in West Michigan is that we can enjoy the beauty of all four seasons. It’s one of the reasons visitors like coming here. No matter the weather, there’s plenty to…

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Grand Rapids becomes a fatbike-friendly community

When Experience Grand Rapids first profiled the local fatbiking community back in 2018, it was clear the snow sport was exploding in popularity and participation. We can now report that area…

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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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Plenty of Places to Launch in Grand Rapids

Summer days and boating go hand-in-hand. When temperatures climb and days get longer the urge to hit the water often grows strong. But where can you launch that runabout, sailboat, kayak or rowboat…

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Biking Kent Trails Along Millennium Park

Whether you’re in the mood for a quiet, scenic nature ride or you’re looking for an off-road route between Grand Rapids and its suburbs, you’ll want to check out Millennium Park and the Kent Trails…

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Veen Observatory: A Hidden Gem in The Grand Rapids Area

City lights aren’t the only wonders in the night sky over Grand Rapids. Just minutes from the gleaming streetlamps and twinkling buildings of the city’s downtown, you’ll encounter dark country skies…

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Paddling Grand Rapids: So Much Water, So Many Choices

Grand Rapids has been named America’s Best River Town (Outside Magazine) and one of the country’s Top 10 Beach Towns (National Geographic). So it’s no surprise that the area is a mecca for stand up…

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