Region 4 -Grand Rapids Grand Haven and Holland Area
Region 4 -Grand Rapids Grand Haven and Holland Area
Michigan Life's Region 4 Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Holland Area including Allegan County, Barry County, Eaton County, Ionia County, Kent County Montcalm County, and Ottawa County Michigan.
Allegan County, Michigan is situated among the rolling farmlands, grasslands, forests, lakes, and streams of the southwestern portion of the Lower Peninsula. It is an area of incredible scenic beauty and historical significance, with many parts of the county existing much as they did 100 years ago.
Western Michigan Fall Tradition - Passengers are entertained during the journey by THE GRAND PUMPKIN, SCARECROW & LITTLE CROW!
Each paid child's ticket includes a free, locally grown pumpkin the kids can pick from our Pumpkin Patch at the end of the ride.
Children under 2 yrs ride free and also get a Pumpkin.
Opening Date: September 22, 2023
Abandoned Acres Farm is located on Fruit Ridge Ave only 10 minutes north of Grand Rapids, MI. The 100 year-old farm encompasses over 40 acres of rolling landscape including foreboding woods, surreal creeks, fruit orchards and more. Abandoned Acres Farm is a unique, immersive experience so prepare to be scared.
September and October
Each fall Cranes Orchard opens up with great activities for you and your family. The Crane Orchard corn maze is always top rated. Add in the cow train which is a great time for kids. Hint, hint - it’s a train of cows, and the kids love it! And nothing short of picking apples can be as fun as experiencing a tractor driven hayride with family.
September 29-30, 2023
Each fall West Michigan gathers Riverside Park Grand Rapids for Octoboerfest! A festival the celebrates BEER, well not really. The celebration of Oktoberfest started in Bavaria (southern Germany) but has become loved all around the world as a celebration of good beer, good food, and warm camaraderie among friends.
Tired of battling the mall crowds? Why not bring your child to Rockford to visit Santa – all in the idyllic setting of downtown. Kids can give Santa their wish lists, and enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies!
December 8-10 & 15-17, 2023
Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Grand Rapids Symphony and about 100 children fuse their talents to bring the classic story to life. After a sold out world premiere, The Nutcracker, re-imagined by Polar Express author Chris Van Allsburg, returns for two weekends at DeVos Performance Hall.
Saturday & Sunday
November 24 - December 23, 2023
The Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train returns with decorated, heated cabs and a 90-minute round-trip ride. Children can sit with Santa and receive a present, and hear the Storytelling Princess read "The Polar Express." The train, which seats 250 people and has an on-board bathroom, departs from the station in downtown Coopersville
Eighteen runs with the longest at 1800 ft., two Terrain Parks with one fo the little kids and one for the big kids, equipment, group rates, discounts and child care. Top-notch ski school and popular racing programs.
Bittersweet Ski Resort in the scenic Kalamazoo River Valley is Southwest Michigan's premier ski area. Skier friendly, night skiing, complete snow making and grooming, huge lift capacity and friendly helpful staff to make your visit pleasurable. The Terrain Park will feature new obstacles this year and is served by its own chairlift.
November 22 – December 31, 2023
You don't want to miss the Christmas Nite Lights at Fifth Third Ball Park. West Michigan's largest, animated, drive thru light show, entertaining people of all ages. The event is located at Fifth Third Ballpark, home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, exit 91, off US 131.
Open from May through October depending on the picking seasons. Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm Market have fruits and vegetables available in season, both already-picked or u-pick.
Enjoy Hayrides at Fun Pumpkins, a pick-your-own pumpkin patch where 30 varieties of pumpkins grow. Pumpkins ready to be carved with faces for jack-o’-lanterns, stewed with spices, baked into pies, or stacked into decorative towers.
The Country Mill orchard is the only mid-Michigan cider mill where a family can pick fresh apples, peaches, and blueberries at the same farm. We also offer our own locally grown vegetables such as sweet corn, winter squash, and pumpkins.
Craft Coffee is an art. The difference of craft coffee compared to chains and big box store coffee is similar to the difference of Craft beer and the traditional beer of your Grandpa. Once you taste the difference there is no going back.
We depart historic downtown Coopersville on the dates and times shown on our calendar. During the journey, our friendly Conductor will talk about local railroad history and answer your questions.
Grand Coney is a classic diner in Grand Rapids, Michigan famous for serving custom Coney Dogs, traditional breakfast items and mouth watering comfort foods. Our servers will greet you warmly, seat you promptly and serve you quickly.
One Stop Coney Shop specialize in authentic hot dogs as found in Detroit, Flint and Chicago, fresh meat burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches and fresh cut, deep fried potatoes using a process originated in Belgium (called Frites).
Spanning three generations, every batch of our delicious kettle corn is made by hand with Grandma and Grandpa’s secret recipe over a flaming kettle.
Our kettle corn is 100% natural, gluten-free and only 160 calories per 2 cups! It’s the perfect snack as it contains no preservatives, no saturated fats and no trans fats.
Pinball Land is an all-ages retro arcade in Rockford, Michigan featuring an awesome collection of pinball machines and video arcade games. The best part is there’s no need for quarters! At Pinball Land, you pay for admission and all of the games inside are free to play!
Saturday December 2, 2023 at 6 PM
Christmas lights light up the night at Annual Santa Parade. Lighted floats and entries cruise down Main Street while people snap photos of the colorful, bright submissions.