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The Best Local Fall Festivities

Pictured: Uncle John’s Cider Mill in St. Johns, MI

Summer may have officially ended, but the sunshine isn’t leaving us yet! As the stress of new routines come into play, it’s good to have a few activities readily available in your back pocket for you and the family to enjoy. So grab your jacket, your flannel, and a few snacks, and get ready to explore these local gems as the leaves change color.

UNCLE JOHN’S CIDER MILL

This local legend of a hub is THE PLACE to hit this weekend! It’s fun for the whole family to enjoy; there are activities for the kiddos, incredible cider (and even hard cider options for the adults to enjoy), and delicious treats and sweets. Whether you decide to graze through the apple orchards, pick your October pumpkins, move through the corn maze or ride along the hayride, you’re sure to fall in love with the beautiful sights, tastes, smells, and company of this beloved Michigan cider mill.

LANSING RIVER TRAIL

After spending many hours inside for months on end, it’s always a great idea to get out and stretch your legs while soaking up some sun. The Lansing River Trail is a beautiful spot for locals and tourists alike, and taking advantage of this walkway will allow you to experience the joys of Lansing from a safe and healthy distance. No matter the time of day, this trail will raise moods and boost morale, and is a great way to get some exercise while offering you a chance to remember why you fell in love with this town in the first place.

LOCAL ART

With many large events being rescheduled to 2021, it’s hard to find entertainment that everyone will enjoy (while staying safe and socially distanced). But lucky for us, the local Lansing art isn’t going anywhere! Grab your camera and head to Old Town to see the murals painted along the buildings (and while you’re there, stop in some shops along the way to support our local business owners)! Or, feel free to explore Downtown Lansing and catch up on the sculpture walk created by our very own LCC students, alumni, and faculty. These pieces are beautiful and thought-provoking, and their placement throughout the Lansing area will add a splash of color to your typical town tour. You can read more about the sculpture walk here.

DRIVE-IN THEATERS

With many theaters still closed in our local area, many connoisseurs have resorted to attending drive-in theaters to scratch that movie-loving itch! There are always a few pop-up options on the weekends of local drive ins, so make sure you check out some locations online (and double-check the day of for weather updates)!

In all, it’s clear that there are still so many fall activities for you and the family to enjoy – and we want to hear how you like them! Let us know which one you’re trying out in the coming weeks, and we’ll be sure to join in on the fun.