The landscape of trees as the leaves turn from green to orange, yellow and red is something to behold. Breathe in the crisp, fresh air, hear the sound of footsteps on the fallen leaves and enjoy the events and activities unique to this change of season.
Check out the list below for some of the best activities and things to do this fall in Greater Lansing.
Discover the colors of fall up close
One of the best features of fall is the vibrant hues of the color changing leaves on our trees. Whether you want to take a quick photo or go out on foot and spend some time on the trails, there is plenty of colorful fall foliage on the trails of Grand Lansing.
Local nature centers
The Woldumar Nature Center, located at 5739 Old Lansing Road, has over five miles of trails and 180 acres of wooded space where the changing color of the leaves is on full display over the next few weeks. The Fenner Nature Center, located at 2020 Mt. Hope Avenue, is also home to over 4 miles of hiking trails and 134 acres of land. Both are in Lansing, many other trails also exist outside of town.
Ingham County Parks
Lansing Lake, Hawk Island and many more all have miles of trails and acres of forested land that changes over time. Visit parks.ingham.org for park hours and to find the best places to take in the colorful views.
WJ Beal Botanical Garden
Located on the MSU campus, the outdoor student lab is open to the general public. Not only will you learn about the different types of plants and flowers in the garden, but it will also offer you beautiful views of the fall colors that decorate the MSU campus. The best parking lot to visit the garden would be around the IM West Fitness Center located at 393 Chestnut Road. Visit msu.edu for more information.
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Apple orchards, cider houses, pumpkins and more
What’s fall without a cup of hot apple cider, cinnamon donuts, and carving pumpkins? With a variety of apple orchards, cider houses and pumpkin patch, you can also taste the flavor of fall around Grand Lansing.
Uncle John’s cider house
Uncle John’s, a fall favorite located at 8614 North US Highway 127 in St. Johns, is a cider mill, a square of pumpkins and more! Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Uncle John’s offers everything from pies, cider and pumpkin donuts, freebies and plenty of fall activities to keep you entertained and help you enjoy the season. . Plan your visit to ujcidermill.com.
Brimley Pumpkin Farm
Nothing says to fall like a pumpkin on the porch! Brimley’s, located at 294 S. Every Road in Mason, offers pumpkins of all kinds and sizes for your fall decor. Brimley’s will be open every weekend in October from October 2nd. At the farm, you can pick your own pumpkin and prices start from $ 2. Visit brimleyspumpkinfarm.com for more information.
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Corn Mazes and Haunted Events
Bestmaze Corn Maze
Located at 3803 Noble Road in Williamston, Bestmaze hosts multiple events and opened on Friday September 24 for the season. Get into the Halloween spirit in their haunted corn mazes or nighttime hay walks, take the kids and enjoy a fairy-tale-themed maze that features a pumpkin patch, or enjoy a quest old-fashioned through the labyrinth. Tickets for events start at $ 20 for adults and $ 7 for children four and under. Visit bestmaze.com for more information.
Awaken the haunted attractions
Head to the haunted destination at 4760 Churchill Road in Leslie for a good scare! Make your way to the 32,000 square foot Haunted House attraction featuring live actors, spooky merchandise, and other horror-themed entertainment. Opening night is October 1, get tickets at awakehaunt.com.
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Jordan Nelson is a press assistant at the Lansing State Journal. Contact him at [email protected] or 517.377.1029. Follow him on Twitter @ JordanNelson620.