This Grand Rapids suburb is popular with residents who want to be close to both the Big City (it’s 12 minutes from downtown) and the Big Lake (28 minutes to Lake Michigan). With an abundance of shopping and dining options, beautifully maintained city parks and a friendly small-town feel, it’s also a favored destination of area visitors.

Where to Eat in Jenison

Dig into the “famous” fried chicken and “even famouser” chili dogs at Bird Dogs, a great local alternative to national chain restaurants.

Head to Peppino’s Pizzeria & Sports Grille to watch 50+ TVs showing a variety of sporting events while you enjoy pizza, pasta, burgers, sandwiches and more.

Savor authentic Mexican tacos, tortas, tostadas quesadillas and more at Tacos El Cuñado.

The Win Tavern 33 serves up “accelerated” pub fare including an assortment of creative Angus beef burgers along with a nice selection of craft beers.

Where to Shop in Jenison

Shop Jenison Artisan Market for specialty foods, beer and wine, furniture, vintage and antique items, household décor and collectibles.

Shop The Outdoorsmen Pro Shop for a unique selection of fishing tackle and hunting accessories geared to Michigan woods and waters.

Shop brand-name stores like Target, At Home, Field’s Fabrics, Aldi, Meijer and more along Chicago Drive, which continues all the way to Holland.

What to Do in Jenison

Walk the wide, paved trails and suspension bridge at picturesque Grand Ravines Park. There’s also a large dog park on site.

Visit Hager Park for nature trails, picnic tables and grills, and the huge Age of Discovery playground.

Learn about local history at the Jenison Historical Museum, located inside a restored 1902-era home.

Bring the kids to cool off at a splashpad in Maplewood Park or Rosewood Park.

Local Jenison Favorites

Ida’s Pastry Shoppe has been serving Jenison with fresh-baked breads, muffins, cookies, cakes and more since 1981.