Summer days are here. And if you're looking for something to do, why not head to Lansing? These are our top picks that every Michigander should experience in the Greater Lansing region. We've still got great weather for weeks to come so if you haven't explored them all - there's still plenty of time! .
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Whether you choose to walk it, bike it, or paddle next to it, the Lansing River Trail is one of the most fun things to do in Michigan. It is over 20 scenic miles long and winds next to attractions like the Impression 5 Science Center, R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, Potter Park Zoo and MSU. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards can be rented at River Town Adventure, found at nearby Cherry Hill Park in downtown Lansing.Read More
Summer is prime time for vendors from throughout the state to sell their fresh veggies, homemade soaps, cut flowers, and other artisan goods. With over 20 farmers markets in the Greater Lansing area, you are sure to find one located near you.Read More
Taste-testing locally made wines, brews, and liquors is a classic interest of many. Download the Greater Lansing Craft Beverage Pass and take some time this summer to check in to some, or all, of Greater Lansing's breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Accumulate points and win prizes! Most have great patios allowing you to enjoy sipping your beverage outside in the warm summer breeze. Sip, sip, hooray!Read More
Greater Lansing boasts the title of "Festival Capital of Michigan" for a reason! Don't miss out - find a list of Festivals that will keep your toes tapping and hands clapping!Read More
Is there anything more classic than watching a baseball game on a summer night? We didn't think so. There are fireworks evenings, thirsty Thursdays and Dog Days of Summer on Wednesdays. Check out all the fun themed game days at Jackson Field.Read More
If you haven't been to the zoo in a while, summer is the perfect time to get reacquainted. Especially since Potter Park Zoo has acquired a few new additions to their family with new baby Red Pandas, a Bongo calf and Cotton Top Tamarin babies.Read More
There's nothing cooler on a hot day than to wander the gardens at Michigan State University! The 4-H Children's Garden has over 55 themes like the Pizza Garden, Peter Rabbit Herb Garden, and the ABC Garden, and it is a great place to go to take in the beauty of nature.Read More
This isn't the mini golf course you're used to. This one-of-a-kind bent-grass 18-hole course allows you to hone your putting skills with actual sand traps, waterfalls and water hazards. Perfect for all ages, no matter your golfing ability.Read More
You don't want to miss this summer's ARTpath along the Lansing River Trail displaying 20 pieces of unique artwork. From Old Town to Downtown to REO Town, you'll discover a world of art.Read More
Whether you want to play, paddle or picnic, Lansing's Rotary Park is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. And the Urban Beach is great for games of cornhole, catching some rays and digging your toes in the sand. Find artwork, a fire pit, lighted forest and spectacular views of the downtown Lansing skyline. Tucked behind the Lansing Center and across Cedar Street from Jackson Field, you can grab food and drinks at the new Lansing Shuffle or at MP Social. This is THE place to be this summer!Read More
Want to discover all the things to see and do in the Lansing area? Download the Lansing Experience Pass to your phone. Visit attractions, check in, get points and redeem for some sweet swag. It's the best way to Love Lansing Like a Local!
Photography: Kyle Castle, Tom Gennara, Valeri Gill, James Lenon, Potter Park Zoo