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Despite always saying that the only colors worth a dang around here are the Michigan State University colors of green and white, Greater Lansing has some pretty stunning foliage displays when Fall rolls around. While most folks will be sitting and driving in their car, we’re going to suggest that you get out and enjoy the beauty up close and personal. Here are suggestions for the best places to see those gorgeous reds, glorious oranges and vibrant yellows.

Planning a night out in Greater Lansing can be a real headache. Not because there’s nothing fun to choose from but because there is so much to do that it's hard to narrow down the list. 

If you are looking for a great way to spend an enjoyable – and very affordable – afternoon in a family friendly environment, look no further than the Potter Park Zoo. Michigan's first and oldest zoo, this Lansing area landmark has provided visitors with the opportunity to see a wide variety of animals from around the world for more than a century.

Summer is in the home stretch, but there’s still time to make great family memories before school starts. In a few months we’ll all be hunkered down indoors for another Michigan winter, so it’s time to enjoy warm weather outdoor activities with your kids before they are back on the school bus.

August in Greater Lansing is jam-packed with fabulous festivals and don't-miss events so it's time to start planning out those last weeks of summer before the kiddos head back to school. Take a peek at all the homegrown celebrations coming up that you just have to attend!

In the hustle and bustle of daily life with deadlines, overcommitments and trying to fulfill the needs of others we often forget that we need, for ourselves to stop (or at least slow down) and literally smell the flowers. Taking time for yourself, breathing deeply and getting in touch with nature is easy in Greater Lansing.

The school year may have come to a close but the learning doesn’t have to end when summer vacation begins. How about taking the kids to the campus of Michigan State University (hello future Spartans) and finding all kinds of places that they’ll enjoy without having to pay a tuition bill?

When there’s still a lot of sunlight after dinner and we’re in the midst of beautiful weather, who else besides me looks forward to relaxing and spending a couple of hours outside, just chilling and listening to some music?