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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.

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?

Do you ever feel like the years are starting to run together? Like, when your ten-year high school reunion invite arrives and you quickly run some numbers because you were convinced you were eighteen yesterday? Wait, that’s just me? Well, since I’m already sharing fun facts about myself, here’s another one; my driveway is lined with about 12 cherry blossom trees that I look forward to flowering every. single. year.

This is typically where I stop and take a moment to pay homage to the previous homeowners–may God bless their green thumbs.

Thankfully, for the both of us, spring’s beauty isn’t just limited to my driveway.

The entire Greater Lansing area has been popping with color for the past couple weeks and I find myself “oohing” and “ahhing” a little more than usual. From my daily lunchtime walk through downtown, to monitoring social media posts for the day, I am constantly reminded why this is one of my favorite times of the year.

Join me and take a few minutes to browse some of these gorgeous spring photos captured by fellow Instagram users. Let the petal peeping begin!

This post was submitted by guest blogger Matt Vande Bunte.

You’ve been holed up in a business conference all day and now it’s time to see why your event planners picked Lansing.

Whether you’d rather hit the links for the last few hours of sunlight or hit the bar for distinctive craft beer and spirits, Michigan's Capital region can help you relax. The middle of the Mitten has so much to experience you’ll wish your conference would last another day.

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of Negro History Week, the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Take some time to celebrate the numerous accomplishments and key social and cultural contributions of African Americans by exploring a few of these Greater Lansing attractions and events.

10 Memorable Moments of 2015

December 30, 2015

10 Memorable Moments of 2015

The year 2015 was full of many moments and events in Mid-Michigan, but if we had to sum the year up in one word, it would be 'advancement.' At least three major attractions went through major upgrades, numerous establishments opened their doors for the first time, and MSU continued to rack up the accolades. With all of this progress, well, we just cant wait to see where 2016 takes us.