The Best Ways to Enjoy Fall in the Greater Lansing Area

Enjoy the Scenery by Water or Land

There are plenty of ways to have a fun afternoon with nature. For instance, you could take a kayak or canoe trip through River Town Adventures. You can glide through the Grand River beneath the trees or float down the Red Cedar River through Michigan State University’s colorful campus. If water isn’t your style, there are many horseback riding stables like Beekman Therapeutic Riding Center and Sundance Riding Stables to enjoy the outdoors with.


Tailgate for Spartan Football

It’s that time of the year to put on your green and white to support the Michigan State Spartans! Tailgating in the beautiful fall weather is only available for a few short months, so it’s time to grab some friends and take advantage of this opportunity! It’s a fun, easy, and cheap way to get together with friends and have fun with some football rivalries.


Visit Cider Mills

Cider mills are a great way to pick some apples, have some delicious cider, and spend quality time with friends and family in the great outdoors. There are plenty of other things to do like pick pumpkins, go on hayrides, and taste some hand crafted pastries as well. If you don’t know where to go, here are some suggestions!


Visit Haunted Houses

Though these are not for the faint at heart, they can be a good way to enjoy fall evenings and get your adrenaline pumping. There aren’t many extremely close options, but the drive to Jackson’s Underworld is probably worth the major scare it will give you.


Take a Walk

Whether it be in Downtown Lansing, Old Town, or another area of your choice, there are plenty of parks and small towns to take a minute and unwind in. Set aside your responsibilities and step into the fresh air for a few hours and embrace what Mother Nature has to offer right in your own backyard. With such beautiful scenery you are guaranteed to have a relaxing afternoon.