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Usher in the fall season on Greater Lansing’s Makers & Shakers Trail. Discover 15+ options for patios to enjoy the vibrant views and fall flavored spirits and brews. If you're not quite comfortable being out and about many have curbside pickup options as well. Either way, you are sure to make the most of an autumn day in Greater Lansing, cheers!

Amid the stress, strife and seclusion during  the past couple of weeks, the Lansing community has displayed not only a heart of gold but also a spirit that can’t be beat. We are comprised of neighborhoods full of kindness and compassion, looking out for each other especially those less fortunate and our vulnerable population. We are also people who know how to make do with what we have and nimbly switch our focus at a moment’s notice.

There are all kinds of spirits that help you feel merry and bright during the holidays. Whether you're getting together with family, friends or co-workers, discovering a certain kind of libation in Michigan’s capital region can be both pretty and tasty this time of year.

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. 

This post was submitted by guest blogger Nate Reens.

I'm a sucker for big, brawny stouts. And coffee. And chocolate. Give me one of the three, I'm a happy camper. Get me two in a brew, I'll salute you. Combine all three, I'll worship the ground on which the brewers walk. 

That's what makes it easy to make the rounds around Lansing, where creative craft beer, soon-to-be legendary liquors and winsome wines are making their mark as part of the Makers & Shakers beer, wine and spirits trail

The thirsty tour around Greater Lansing has grown to 17 stops in just a matter of a few years. The taps, outside of a few mainstays at each brewery, are liable to rotate seasonally, just as the distillers are dedicating time to try new cocktail recipes.  

The next time you decide to go for a leave of libation, keep these stops in mind: 

Whether you want to spark a memory, give the gift of time together, create a lasting experience or start a new tradition, these unique Lansing gift ideas will be a great alternative to the same old “stuff” and will be sure to please.