Fall Activities in West Michigan
Updated: Feb 17
Fall is here! Get ready to be surrounded by beautiful, vibrant colors in West Michigan!
1. Robinette's Apple Haus
Experience fall by visiting Robinette's Apple Haus to explore a corn maze, take hayrides, visit the petting zoo, wine tasting, and u-pick apples. Indulge in fresh donuts and apple cider or other items from the bakery, cider mill, fruit, and lunch counter. For more information visit Robinette's website.
2. Project 1 by ArtPrize | September 7 - October 27, 2019
The creators of ArtPrize have launched another world class experience in Grand Rapids. Five international, national and local artists have created multi faced installations, urban interventions and community oriented projects, exploring the lines that unite and divide a city, and what it means to belong. To find out where these pieces will be displayed, visit: https://project.artprize.org/
3. John Ball Zoo | Zoo Goes Boo
Celebrate Halloween at John Ball Zoo with six days of trick-or-treating, costumes, entertainment, amazing decorations, games, and fun! Tickets are purchased at the gate! Wear your costume - they provide the treats! Dates include October 18th-20th and 25th-27th. For more information visit: https://www.jbzoo.org/event/zoogoesboo
4. Haunt or New Salem
The Haunt is voted one of Michigan’s Top 10 “Must See” haunted attractions.
Take a stroll down one of the two paths in the Witches Woods at New Salem. It's up to you on which path you take, either way you will scream around every corner. If you're really up for a challenge, try the Haunted Corn Maze. Their Haunted Corn Maze will leave you out of breathe as you make your way through the twist and turns as you try to escape. Are you ready to take on the zombies and defend the New Salem Corn Maze? Visit The Haunt on weekends and select weekdays starting September 13th through November 2nd. Make sure to check out their website for specials. Click here for more information.
Already internationally acclaimed for its craft beers, Grand Rapids is now earning recognition for its fast-growing production of hard ciders.
Quality ciders start with quality apples, and we have one of the world’s best apple-growing regions right in our backyard. Michigan is one of America’s top three apple states and more than half of all Michigan apples are grown on the Fruit Ridge, a unique land feature 10 minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids. Try out Farmhaus Cider Co. located in Hudsonville for a taste of homemade ciders and a rustic atmosphere.
6. Fall Color Tour
With the leaves changing, It's a great time to get out on area roads, rivers and trails and enjoy the beautiful fall colors from a bike, kayak, or on foot. Some of the best fall views are found in Kent County Parks and one of the top spots is Fisk Knob Park found at 17533 Algoma Avenue in Cedar Springs. It's the highest point in Kent County at 1,075 feet above sea level, offering spectacular views of the rolling hills in the region. For more locations click here.
7. Broadway Grand Rapids presents Disney's The Lion King
More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's The Lion King. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features some of Broadway's most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King. For dates and more information https://broadwaygrandrapids.com/the-lion-king
8. Party with Pumpkins
The Great Pumpkin Run of Grand Rapids a 3.1-mile run around scenic Riverside Park. Cool down with apple cider at the finish line! Oct. 12.
Enjoy a Hoppy Halloween with a pumpkin beer at a local craft brewery – may we suggest Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale at Brewery Vivant, Ichabod Pumpkin Ale at New Holland Brewing – The Knickerbocker, Pumpkin Spice Latte Ale at Atwater Brewing Grand Rapids and, of course, the latest seasonal offerings from Jolly Pumpkin.
For more information and events visit www.experiencegr.com