Take A Hike: 6 Places To Experience The Brilliant Fall Colors

The fall colors are set to peak here in Southwest Michigan soon (source: eyeballs). Couple that with warm weather forecasted for the weekend and you've got zero good excuses to not take the kids out for a nature walk. And if they're anything like ours, they've been eating candy non-stop for the last week and have energy reserves the size of Lake Michigan that need to be dealt with swiftly and preferably out of doors. Here are half a dozen scenic spots worth exploring: 1. Sarett Nature Center | Benton Harbor Highlights: 8 miles of hiking trails, a treetop walkway, playground and picnic area, live native animal exhibits 2. Fernwood Botanical Garden | Niles Highlights: 12 hiking trails, geocach

Ready, Set, Go! A Fall Scavenger Hunt Awaits

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus With that in mind, head outdoors to explore this lovely, fleeting treasure trove of Mother Nature. Having some warm cider afterward wouldn't be terrible. Download the pdf right here. Originally published 10.12.17.

What's On This Weekend: October 4-6

The air is crisp, the leaves are turning, and the fall festivities are well underway. Pick apples, venture through a corn maze, head to a pumpkin patch or enjoy a slew of autumnal weekend activities for the whole family. Read on for the details, and be sure to check out our outdoor guide for fall. We also just published our annual fall bucket list if you want to get a jumpstart on it. Enjoy this lovely weekend, friends! FRIDAY Find a spot on 8th Street in Holland to watch the lighted trucks go by during the annual Firetruck Parade, then head to the Civic Center for ice cream and activities Get your face painted, check out the giant pumpkins, grab a caramel apple, pet the animals and enjoy ot

30 Things To Do: The Ultimate Southwest Michigan Fall Bucket List

Why should summer get all the bucket list love? Not cool, you guys. With mild temps, crisp blue skies and Mother Nature's dazzling display, autumn is the perfect time to get outdoors and have some fun, after school, on the weekends, playing hooky, whatever. Before You Know What comes. Let's do this. 2019 Ultimate Fall Bucket List O Pick apples at a local orchard O Go on a hay ride O Have an autumn scavenger hunt O Eat still-warm donuts from the cider mill O Wander through a corn maze O Head to a haunted house O Make pinecone bird feeders O Pick out pumpkins from Gene’s The Pumpkin Man O Rake the neighbor's leaves O Watch the cranberry harvest at DeGrandchamps O Make can

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