It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Michigan! With warmer weather comes more opportunity to get outside and explore. Luckily, there are plenty of new places to visit in Michigan this spring, like Beacon Park. Grab a friend and start a new adventure at one the locations listed below!

  • Dequindre Cut: Although this greenway was established in 2009, it recently underwent an addition in 2016, extending the path from Gratiot Ave. to Mack Ave. Pedestrians and cyclists can now access the heart of Eastern Market without having to cross over busy streets. Enjoy a walk or bike ride to explore the essence of the former Grand Trunk Railroad line and urban artwork along the way.
  • Flint Farmer’s Market: This historic market relocated near its original downtown location in 2014, which features an assortment of vendors all year round – from produce, meats, breads, baked goods, cheese, wine shops, an art gallery, and much more. Explore this reinvigorated market and find some unique treasures!
  • Atlas County Park: Just in time for spring, this new park opened to the public on April 30 nestled in the southern end of Genesee County. Discover all nature has to offer in this 150-acre park, open daily 8 a.m. to sunset.
  • Beacon Park: Explore Detroit’s newest park, which infuses light, energy, and motion to create a unique gathering place for everyone to enjoy. After a relaxing afternoon in the park, make reservations for dinner at Lumen – one of the greenest restaurants in town.
  • East Lansing Artist Alley: After a large crowdsourcing campaign and donation from LEAP, The Artist Alleys project revitalized and redesigned two new public spaces in downtown. Tap into your artistic side and enjoy these beautiful urban murals.
  • Kal-Haven Picnic Pavilion: Grab your picnic basket and make your way down the Kal-Haven Trail to enjoy the new pavilion built near the Black River Bridge. It might even be a perfect time to hunt for morel mushrooms while you’re out there!

For more Michigan happenings, check out the ‘Your Neighborhood’ page on Empowering Michigan!

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