Just four miles north of downtown Grand Rapids, Alpine Township combines rural charm with urban amenities. About 75% of the township is prime farmland – including “The Ridge,” a unique topographical feature that is a favorite of agritourists. Yet Alpine Avenue, the region’s main thoroughfare, is one of the area’s busiest retail corridors. You’ll find famous brand-name stores and restaurants, and an array of lodging options.

Where to Eat in Alpine Township

Try award-winning independent restaurants like Amore Trattoria Italiana, featuring authentic Italian cuisine, and Fricano’s, serving a thin-crust pizza voted the best in Michigan. During growing season, sample the homemade baked goods at Country Basket and Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market.

Discover all of these great area eateries.


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Where to Shop in Alpine

From famous brand names to one-of-a-kind goods, Alpine has it all.

What to Do in Alpine

Pick your own fruits and vegetables, enjoy fresh apple cider and donuts, and take a hayride tour at many of the farm markets along the Fruit Ridge.

Hit the links at Alpine Golf Course, English Hills Golf Course or Gracewil Golf Course.

Try your hand on the lanes or in the poker room at Westgate Bowl.

What to See in Alpine

See a movie at AMC Grand Rapids – it offers leather reclining seating in all 18 theatres.  

See the view from The Ridge – acres and acres of lush fruit trees and crop plantings at elevations greater than 800 feet.

Local Alpine Favorites

Fruit Basket Flowerland is where locals shop for garden supplies, fresh flowers and plants, and unique gift items.

Hills Brothers Orchards & Cider Mill makes a fresh apple cider that was voted the nation’s best – and offers it alongside private-label jams and jellies in its farm store.

Alpine Hidden Gems

Pinky’s Place is an antique & artisan market that provides fresh coffee and Pure Michigan gourmet foods to sample while you shop.

Alpine Avenue Golf Center is a seasonal outdoor venue with a mini golf course and a driving range offering lessons from an on-site pro.