5 based on 64 reviews
Living in Rockford, I would tend to lose track of time and end up miles down the White Pine Trail. My poor teacup doggo would be panting and drooling, but it never stops him from trucking along!
Bike riders, for the most part, are courteous, but there's a good handful of them you need to watch out for. Good idea to keep one ear bud out, if you're jamming to Celine or Enya.
Plenty of stops along the trail as well! Rockford Brewing Company, etc.
4.5 based on 113 reviews
I live in Grand Rapid and went with a group of 8 adults (friends & family). Some had gone zip lining in more tropical locations, others (including myself) was the first time ever. We all loved it and had a blast! The staff was great and very welcoming. I would highly recommend this to anyone!!
4.5 based on 118 reviews
Great venue to watch a "low A" minor league baseball game. It was entertaining throughout the game. Ticket and concession prices are very reasonable. Parking is a snap. For a Wednesday evening game it was well attended, but you can easily get tickets at the park without reserving ahead of time. Being from out of town, I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
5 based on 18 reviews
Tons of crazy fun with Hands-on Farm, Wildlife Safari Tours, HUGE play areas, and HOMEMADE Ice Cream! See Website for more details!
This is far the cleanest animal place I have ever been. They have a picnic and play area outside the facility. Inside the main building is a gift shop and ice cream area. The smell of homemade waffle cones was amazing. They had large stuffed animals and some wooden saddles you could sit on for photos. I can't express how nice this place is and how clean the whole area is. We bought our tickets and we got the do it all combo so it is about $20 for an adult and that is rounding it up and kids 2 and under are free. We went out to the hands on area where they had goats, pigs, donkeys, bunnies and birds. They had several 2 week old baby goats that were out running and jumping around. They were so darn cute! You could sit and play with them and hold them. Same with the rabbit area you could hold the new baby bunnies and pet the larger ones. In that area they had birds you could hand feed or feed from a stick. Also you were given a container of food to feed the larger animals. We didn't get a chance to pet the donkeys, they stayed back but that is ok, the baby goats were so worth it. Then in another area there are deer and elk. You were able to feed them through a fence, they were about 1 year old if I remember right. We were also lucky enough to be able to pet a fawn through the fence, which is amazing and rare since they are so flighty!
Then in the do it all package you can feed either a goat or an elk, we chose the elk. So we went into the pen at our scheduled feeding time and fed from a bottle a 2 week old elk. Amazing again and the information we learned from the employees were beyond what we could imagine, they really knew their facts. You could tell the care for the animals were loving.
Then they have a stagecoach that is pulled by a tractor and that takes you on a tour around the farm for the larger and older animals. It included deer, elk, reindeer and yaks. The oldest deer there was 14 or 15. Again the tour is conducted by the owner and all the information we learned on that ride was out of this world. We made a couple of stops where we got off and fed the elks and then anyone that wanted could take photos holding antlers. The older deer, we were allowed to go into their pen and pet them. The reindeer and yaks we fed and then we watched the yaks race, which the kids on the tour adored and cheered. It was really neat and this is the kind of place you could go back over and over.
5 based on 2 reviews
View modern sculpture in a stunning garden setting at this combination botanical garden and sculpture park, which features exotic plants, desert and Victorian gardens, wetlands, meadows, and sculptures by famous artists throughout.
We visited in April when the butterflies hatched. The flowers in the conservatory are fragrant and beautiful. The butterflies were delightful. There is a large outside garden but being early spring it was too cold and rainy for the outside. We’ll be back another time.
5 based on 24 reviews
Really beautiful location. Many restaurants in the area, icecream shops, all along the White Pine Trail. Check out the fabulous fish sculpture by a local metal sculptor. Perfect for an evening stroll, pictures, in the summer they have free music on certain nights.
4 based on 17 reviews
Stopped here with the wife on our way home on a Sunday afternoon. Tastes are $1 each. There were several wines, mostly reds, only a few sweet or fruity. The blackberry hard cider was good. Also bought a bottle of caramel dessert wine. The dude pouring was not very enthusiastic and didn't have much to say about the wines or offer suggestions. It was a quick stop, worth it.
4 based on 2 reviews
Rogue River Park is an excellent example of a mixed-use park. Visitors should note that it has two separate entrances - both with parking lots and full-service rest room buildings. They should plan on using the entrance which best meets their purpose as the park appears immensely different from both ends of the park.
The more traditional, municipal-style park entrance is located on Belshire Avenue. It has a ball field, two tennis courts, a playground, and a picnic shelter. All hardscape elements here are well maintained. The park's trails connect here, but are virtually unmarked regarding their starting point.
The northern entrance is more visible to travelers passing the park. It has a large sign located along Belmont Avenue. It also abuts the White Pine Trail State Park. Its ample parking lot is used as a trailhead for both parks.
The Rogue River Park trails are accessed from the northeast end of the parking lot. Trail conditions vary within the park, but it first appears to be a rough, wide, gravelly pathway. Don't let its first appearance deter you from exploring the park further.
Trails wind through the park, both narrow and wide, along the Rogue River, and around a few ponds, even over a boardwalk for a bit. The State of Michigan maintains three growing ponds along one of the paths used to mature fisheries stock destined for later distribution elsewhere in the state. They are seasonally filled and drained as needed using a local stream.
Our family used the picnic shelter this past June to host a graduation open house with another family. It provided a nice alternative to using our own homes, and allowed us plenty of room to stage some outdoor games for visiting guests.
4.5 based on 329 reviews
The Renaissance mans plans to sculpt a 24-foot bronze horse were never realized until an American sculptor created two models based on da Vincis drawings, one of which graces the Frederik Meijer Gardens.
Ah, but this one runs on a whole different scale. It is marvelously impressive, not only in size but also in straight out beauty, combined with power and majesty. Awesome. Just stop and take it in. Not just pause, but stop.
4.5 based on 3 reviews
They have recently remodeled the bathrooms and painted inside. What a difference that has made to the place. The bowling alleys are nice and well maintained. Nice bar area where you can catch a game also.
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