If you have recently moved to Cedar Springs and are looking to explore your new hometown during the fall season, you might need a few suggestions to get you started. The good news is you have come to the right place. Here, in Cedar Springs, you get the best of both worlds, ie., city and country living. That said, there are a variety of fun activities and things to do year-round. So, let’s take researching fun fall activities off your to-do list. Here are the top things to do in Cedar Springs during the fall season.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Cedar Springs in the fall is absolutely beautiful. All the leaves changing colors and the slight chill in the air make enjoying the outdoors a real treat. By now, you are probably aware that Cedar Springs is known for its Red Flannel apparel. As a result, one of the best things to do in the fall is to put on your favorite flannel and head outside. You and your family can enjoy the city’s abundance of parks like the Fred Meijer White Pine Trails, Morley Park, H.B. Riggle Memorial Park, and North Park.
Check Out the Local Eateries
After you explore the great outdoors, why not check out the local restaurants and eateries? Here, you will find pretty much any kind of cuisine your heart desires. Plus, Grand Rapids is less than 20 minutes away by car, which means you have even more delicious options to try.
In Cedar Springs, we recommend that you try Stein Brother Pizza Company, Ramona’s Table, Red Bird, Lakeside Inn, and the Corner Bar—just to name a few amazing local treats. Alternatively, you can take a short drive to Grand Rapids and enjoy places like the Wheelhouse Kitchen & Cocktails, the Butcher’s Union, and the Green Well.
Get a Reading
Then again, if you are looking for something different to do on a chilly fall weekend, why not get a reading. Goddess Of Love Healing is an eclectic shop that offers psychic and tarot card readings. Of course, if psychic readings are not something you are interested in, that is perfectly okay. There are still tons of other exciting things to do in and near Cedar Rapids.
Visit a Cider Mill
A favorite Michigan fall pastime is going to the cider mill. Thus, it almost goes without saying that visiting nearby cider mills is a top activity around these parts. Moreover, you have your choice of apple orchard/mills to try. A few notable cider mills in the area are the Vander Mill in Grand Rapids, Schwallier’s Country Basket in Sparta, Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery also in Grand Rapids, and Stan’s Cider Mill in Rosebush. These are just a few nearby gems; thankfully, you have a couple of months to explore all the apple orchards/mills in the area before winter hits.
Spend an Afternoon at the Local Breweries and Wineries
Along those same lines, another great fall weekend activity is sampling the local wines and selection of beers. In terms of wineries in the area, there are several like St. Julian Winery, Stoney Ridge Vineyards, Kayla Rae Cellar, Hudsonville Winery, and the Vineyard on Plainfield—to name a few. Cedar Springs is also home to a vast selection of breweries, including the Third Nature Brewing Company, Perrin Brewing, the Rockford Brewing Company, and Cedar Springs Brewing Co.
Take a Historical Tour
After you have gotten your fill of wine, cheese, burgers, and beers, you can also check out the various historical sites around town. That said, if you are not one for the self-guided history tours, there is no need to worry. There are over a dozen local/nearby historical tours and guided museum tours available. A few spots worth checking out are the Tours Around Michigan Co, Hackley & Human Historic Site, the Grand Rapids African American Museum & Archives, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, and the Muskegon South Pierhead Light Tower.
You can also spend a fall Saturday Afternoon browsing local art shows and galleries. One gallery, in particular, that is a must-see, is the LaFontsee Galleries. This nearby gallery house is located in Grand Rapids and receives rave reviews. Plus, this specific gallery is open now and observing CDC guidelines so you and your family can schedule an appointment to check out this art mecca whenever you would like.
Yoga and Fitness
On the other hand, if staying active is more your thing, then you are in luck. Cedar Springs has a thriving yoga and fitness community. Places like Expressions of Grace Yoga, the Body Mind Being Institute, and Snap Fitness in Rockford are definitely worth trying out. There is also a nearby top-rated fitness club called the MVP Athletic Club in Rockford if you are serious about training.
Cedar Springs has over a dozen golf courses and clubs in the vicinity, for all you golf lovers. There are courses for beginners, experts, and everything in between. Even if you just want to drive a few balls or go to the range, Cedar Springs has you covered. Try the Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club, Falls At Barber Creek, and Cedar Chase Golf Club to start; we promise you will not be disappointed.
Boating and Water Sports
Another great thing about moving to Cedar Springs is that you are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from gorgeous lakes, the Wabasis Lake Park Campgrounds, and ample boat/kayak/jet-ski rental shops and dealers. So, when all else fails, get out on the water while you still can this fall; there is so much fun to be had. Note, there are also several fishing spots such as Myers Lake Park in Rockford, Grose Park in Casnovia, Clear Lake, and Grand Haven State Park.
Enjoy the Festivals
When it comes to festivals, Cedar Springs has plenty all year round, but none of these other festivals or celebratory events come close to the Red Flannel Festival. Surprise, living in Cedar Springs, means you get a front-row seat to the Red Flannel Festival, which is held every October. To say this particular event is a big deal is definitely an understatement. This is hands down the best thing to do come fall in Cedar Springs, so add this 81-year old celebration to your calendar now.
Lastly, it is worth your while to take a trip downtown. This area of Cedar Springs is brimming with history, restaurants, shops, and more. Go for a leisurely stroll down Main Street and simply take it all in. Ultimately, no matter what you decide to do, this wholesome spot in the city is perfect for fall. What’s more, if you want to see another amazing nearby downtown district, you already know that Grand Rapids is like a second home to Cedar Springs residents, so make sure you check out their downtown too.
These are just a few fun fall activities that will make you feel right at home in your new city and manufactured home community. Clearly, there is so much to do here that you will likely never be bored. In fact, you might even say that you have hit the jackpot with this city. So, once you are settled into your new home and finished unpacking, hit the town and enjoy all that your new city has to offer. If you are looking for more fun seasonal activities, do not hesitate to contact your property management team for more fun in the city.