Planning a getaway for active people is sometimes a bit of a challenge. But finding activities that promote bonding and good natured competition is a snap in Greater Lansing. So let the challenge be the fun part and get ready for some Capital City fun.

  1. Spare Time Ropes Course

    Spare Time Ropes Course

    Try the High Ropes Course at Spare Time Entertainment Center. While the whole gang can find their favorite activity inside with the options of bowling, arcades and laser tag, a nice alternative is to head outside for the new high ropes course. Let me tell you that this looks pretty easy until youre up on the ropes and they start to wobble back and forth under your feet. Safely harnessed in, it still takes some nerves and daring to manage this course.

  2. Schedule a Kayaking trip with River Town Adventures. With everything between paddling around the river right by the City Market where the current is slow and easy to a trip from Potter Park Zoo down to the City Market, the guys at River Town Adventures will hook you and your friends up with livery service and choices of one or two person kayaks, canoes, or even paddle boards.
  3. River Town Adventures

    River Town Adventures

    Pack Your Bikes and Bicycle the River Trail. This is perfect for everyone. If you like, you can even rent (adult only) bikes from the MSU Bikes Service Center. Bring some snacks or stop along the way for lunch. From MSU to Old Town, you pass through natural settings, parks, industrial areas and downtown Lansing. Stops along the way can include Potter Park Zoo, Hawk Island Park, Impression 5 Science Center and so much more. Plus you get to see Lansing from a whole different perspective. The trail run approximately 13 miles, so its a nice easy ride.

  4. Try out some archery at MSUs Demmer Shooting Sports Education & Training Center. This is where the MSU team practices. Schedule a time at either the indoor or outdoor archery range. This facility is open to the public Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please check the website for specific times or call for reservations.
  5. A little HIMYM humor. :)

    A little HIMYM humor. :)

    Play a Round at Little Hawk. Nurture your inner Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy and bring the whole familyalong, too. This is an 18-hole bentgrass putting course complete with sand traps and water hazards. You wont find windmills or rails to bank your shot off of, but you do get fun colored balls and a lovely natural golf course setting. Great for experienced golfers putting skills and a nice introduction and easy course for the less skilled players.

  6. Run and jump at Zap Zone. Theres nothing wrong with a little competition among friends, right? Hit up the multi-level laser tag, play a round of Glo-Golf or bounce and slide to your hearts content on the inflatables. Silly fun at its finest!

After all that activity, make dinner a nice reward for good interaction and to recap the highlights of the day. From farm-to-table offerings to sports bars and diverse ethnic meals you can find something to satisfy any appetite.Why not plan an active adventure trip to Greater Lansing and create memories to last a lifetime!

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