Dynamic Variation:

Skiing

Like all outdoor recreation activities in Grand Rapids, great skiing is available just minutes from the city’s bustling downtown. Downhill aficionados flock to Cannonsburg Ski Area, 20 minutes away…

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Valentine's Day

Love will always find a way – and Grand Rapids will always find many ways to help you celebrate love, even on a Valentine’s Day like no other. Surprise your sweetheart with a memorable date. Spend the…

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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. Three years later, we can report that…

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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 necessities…

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Cross-Country Skiing in Grand Rapids

One of the great thing about Grand Rapids is the city’s close proximity to wildlife, nature, and beautiful outdoor scenes. You can easily find yourself in a winter wonderland within minutes of…

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Holiday Lights in Grand Rapids: Downtown & Around Town

Grand Rapids was named America’s Jolliest City for the way we celebrate the holidays. Generous and friendly residents coupled with fun holiday events, safe streets and Christmas tree farms make this…

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Fun and Educational Winter Break Activities for All Ages

Holiday school breaks are the perfect time to spend with family and friends while exploring Grand Rapids. If you want to get your family out of the house, there are loads of fun and educational…

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Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in the Winter

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is an iconic tourist destination in Grand Rapids. When springtime hits, people flutter to Meijer Gardens to see the largest temporary butterfly exhibit in the…

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Where to Find Outdoor Gear in Grand Rapids

Winter in West Michigan is an amazing time to get outdoors. Downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and fattire biking are just few of the ways nature lovers connect with their happy place…

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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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