Tag Archives: Grand Rapids Michigan

Spring Is Blooming: The Best Places To See Wildflowers In and Around Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson Spring is a delightful time to be in the woods, a period when wildflowers bloom brilliantly in Grand Rapids area parks and woods. Hit it right and you may be dazzled by white and lavender hepatica blooming … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids’ Nature Centers Offer Outdoorsy Fun For All Ages

By Howard Meyerson Two minutes from the traffic on East Beltline Avenue is a peaceful, natural setting full of surprises. In spring the woods fill with natural sounds – sweet bird songs by day and a chorus of frogs and … Continue reading

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Nature Nearby: Parks, Trails, Woods and Wildlife Within 10 minutes of downtown Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson Though Grand Rapids’ downtown is often bustling, nature is never far away: green havens can be found throughout the city and all along the Grand River corridor. More than two dozen natural environs can be found within … Continue reading

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Take A Wintry Walk – On Top Of The Snow! Snowshoe Experiences and Trails in West Michigan

When the snow piles up and the winter woods grow quiet, there is no better time to get out on snowshoes. Designed to keep hikers from sinking deep, and let them walk at an easy pace, snowshoes can open up … Continue reading

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Feisty Fishes: Fall and Winter Steelhead Fishing in Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson They hit hard, leap high, and run like a freight train when hooked, which is why hundreds of anglers converge each fall on rivers in the Grand Rapids-area hoping to hook a steelhead. Muscular and feisty, the … Continue reading

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Best Places To See Fall Colors Around Grand Rapids

Autumn color is always a spectacle in Kent County. The countryside – with its hills and valleys – becomes a living canvas splashed with color. It’s a great time to get out on area roads, rivers and trails and enjoy … Continue reading

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West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance: 60 Miles of Local Trails, From Riders For Riders

Grand Rapids is known for a lot of things: good beer, a spectacular downtown arts festival and great fishing on area rivers, among other things. But, what isn’t known is that West Michigan mountain bikers are turning the region into … Continue reading

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Rogue River Expedition Highlights West Michigan’s Natural Beauty and Promotes Water Quality

There is a lot to be said for seeing things first-hand and a group of 100 paddlers will do that in June. That’s when they will explore the upper and lower Rogue River during a two-day float called Rogue River … Continue reading

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Winter Fun Close to Grand Rapids, MI

One thing that can be said about west Michigan is there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors and find your winter bliss. My newest post on Experience GR Blog, the City of Grand Rapids website, lays it all … Continue reading

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A Life of Conservation: Mary Jane Dockeray

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI  – Mary Jane Dockeray is concerned about kids today; they are out of touch with the land and so are their parents. Not farm land and cornfields so much, but the origins of things … Continue reading

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