Outdoor Activities

Fenner Nature Center

For more than 40 years, this hands-on learning center has sought to educate visitors about the wonders of nature. Fenner Nature Center appeals to both children and adults, since it hosts a plenitude of special events like spring's annual Maple...  Read More

Woldumar Nature Center

Boasting nearly 200 square acres of open meadows, hardwood forests, and marsh areas, the Woldumar Nature is a wonderful example of how bustling metropolitan areas can offer citizens an unspoiled, natural playground. Situated on the banks of the...  Read More

Cooley Gardens

The southern terminus of Lansing's Capital Avenue is enlivened by the presence of a beautiful estate garden, whose peonies, roses, anemones, asters, and spring and fall perennials maintain a colorful presence for eight months of the year. When...  Read More

Home to a vast collection of perennials and bed after enchanting bed of brightly-hued roses, the MSU Demonstration Gardens is a "must see" for those who fancy themselves gardeners. The gardens have been designated an official All-American Trial...  Read More

Louis F. Aldo Riverfront Park & River Trail

Riverfront Park is usually a-buzz with activity in the spring and summer months, as visitors from far and wide congregate along the eastern and western banks of the Grand Rapids River to enjoy city-sponsored festivals, concerts and other free...  Read More

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