If the outdoors is beckoning, then listen and get outside! Your momentum doesn’t need to slow down or stop but can keep you moving despite the weather or season.
Winter in Greater Lansing includes lots of time spent on sledding hills, tubing and toboganning, cross-country skiing through the woods and ice skating.
On warmer days there’s nothing better than kayaking the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers, hitting up the beach at Lake Lansing or enjoying the splash pad at Hawk Island Park.
Getting back to nature may mean walking the trails at one of the three nature centers—Fenner Nature Center, Woldumar Nature Center and Harris Nature Center. Or maybe fishing is more your style? Then with lakes, rivers and streams, there’s plenty of fish waiting to be reeled in.
If strolling gardens is more like it, Lansing has some beautiful, serene gardens like Lansing Community College's Shigematsu Memorial Garden or the lovely Cooley Gardens. Another option is to head over to Michigan State University for their multiple horticultural displays. The demonstration gardens and the 4-H Children’s Gardens will soothe your soul.