Blog https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/all-posts/ Blog Tue, 25 Jan 2022 23:07:04 +0000 Your Fall Kid-Friendly Weekend Itinerary https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/fall-kid-friendly-weekend/ https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/fall-kid-friendly-weekend/#comments https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/fall-kid-friendly-weekend/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 10:00:00 -0400

As the hot humid air gives way to crisp cool mornings, Grand Rapids is ready for its glorious transition to all things fall… and so am I. Not only do the colors of the trees change, but so do the types of events and activities the Grand Rapids area has to offer. If you’ve been wondering what there

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Tips for Mountain Biking in West Michigan https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/west-michigan-mountain-biking-tips/ https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/west-michigan-mountain-biking-tips/#comments https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/west-michigan-mountain-biking-tips/ Thu, 29 Apr 2021 11:00:00 -0400

Surrounding Grand Rapids’ bustling city center is an abundance of biking trails that wind through a variety of the area’s diverse landscapes. West Michigan’s warmer months offer the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to grab their bikes and head out on the trails for some mountain bike

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Where to Rent Winter Gear in Grand Rapids https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/winter-gear-rentals/ https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/winter-gear-rentals/#comments https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/winter-gear-rentals/ Wed, 13 Jan 2021 16:00:00 -0500

From the heart of downtown to the coast of Lake Michigan, the Grand Rapids area offers all sorts of opportunities for cold-weather play. Some of our favorite winter pastimes require specialized gear in addition to warm coats, hats and gloves. If you don’t own gear – or you don’t want to lug it with

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Explore These 6 Totally Pawesome Dog-Friendly Trails in Kent County https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/dog-friendly-trails/ https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/dog-friendly-trails/#comments https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/dog-friendly-trails/ Mon, 02 Nov 2020 10:00:00 -0500

During a time when there has been an increased emphasis on enjoying the great outdoors, Kent County offers a variety of parks and hiking trails for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. In fact, the Kent

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Shopping Experience at the Woodland Mall https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/woodland-mall/ https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/woodland-mall/#comments https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/woodland-mall/ Thu, 05 Dec 2019 10:00:00 -0500

Since I can remember, Woodland Mall has been a shopping destination for anyone living in the greater Grand Rapids area, as well as those visiting. With some notable additions and updates to longstanding staples, this Kentwood mall seems poised for an exciting new start.

Exciting Changes

PREIT, the

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The Sweet Escape: Your Visit to Blandford Nature Center https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/blandford-nature-center/ https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/blandford-nature-center/#comments https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/blandford-nature-center/ Tue, 26 Nov 2019 12:00:00 -0500

Blandford Nature Center is located just a half-mile north of Grand Rapids’ thriving West Side Neighborhood, but it’s just far enough to make you feel like you’ve entered a totally different place, a place where you can slow down and forget your to-do lists.

Blandford Nature Center is located on 264

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Locals’ Guide to Fall Hikes in the GR Area https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/fall-hikes/ https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/fall-hikes/#comments https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/fall-hikes/ Fri, 04 Oct 2019 14:00:00 -0400

Fall is arguably the best time of year for hiking in Grand Rapids. The weather is crisp and cool, and you get to take in the beautiful pops of color from the changing leaves. From paved trails to dirt paths, there are plenty of outdoor spaces to get some steps in while enjoying the scenery.

Here

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Bike Grand Rapids: West Side to Uptown and Back Again https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/bike-grand-rapids-west-side-to-uptown-and-back-again/ https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/bike-grand-rapids-west-side-to-uptown-and-back-again/#comments https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/bike-grand-rapids-west-side-to-uptown-and-back-again/ Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:00:00 -0400

The best way to get to know a city is to spend a day biking through it. As Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “it is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor

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How to Spend Long Summer Weekends in Grand Rapids with Kids https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/summer-weekends-with-kids/ https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/summer-weekends-with-kids/#comments https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/summer-weekends-with-kids/ Tue, 28 May 2019 10:00:00 -0400

West Michiganders anticipate summer with joy for good reason: the weather is gorgeous, the sparkling lakeshore beckons, and every weekend holds the promise of something new and exciting to do around Grand Rapids.

Whether you live in West Michigan or are visiting, you can take advantage of the

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Cannonsburg Ski Area: Ski Lessons, Snowboarding, Tubing, & More https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/cannonsburg-ski-area/ https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/cannonsburg-ski-area/#comments https://www.experiencegr.com/blog/post/cannonsburg-ski-area/ Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:00:00 -0500

As winter sets in, so does cabin fever. Thankfully, there are plenty of outdoor recreational activities available after the cold temperatures set in. One of the longest-standing winter recreation destinations, Cannonsburg Ski Area, proves just that.

A West Michigan favorite for more than 55 years,

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