Things To Do In Lansing This Spring

Spring is just about here, and I know I’m excited for better weather and more color in the trees. This change of season brings some of my favorite things: magnolia blossoms, floral print dresses, and my birthday, to name a few. Maybe you’re feeling like you’re in a springtime rut and not sure what to do. Well you are in luck, because I’m here to offer you a few ideas of new things to try this spring in Lansing!

Eat Pancakes in the Woods

Photo from the Fenner Nature Center Facebook page.

My husband and I had one of our first dates attending the Fenner Nature Center Maple Syrup Festival. While I can’t promise you’ll meet your future spouse there, I can promise it will be a fun, educational, and delicious event for the whole family! 
On Saturday, March 23rd, from 11am-5pm, come out to Fenner Nature Center to learn about how maple syrup is made, and stay for a pancake breakfast. The event is free to attend, with the breakfast and maple syrup available for sale. Find more details on the Fenner Nature Center Facebook page.

Hunt for Blooms Across Town

magnolia blooms by Beaumont Tower

Did I mention I love magnolia blossoms? I’m obsessed! Check out these locations for gorgeous flowers.
Find a location for new family photos, or have a beautiful picnic. Whatever you’re looking for, these flowering trees will lift your spirits this spring in Lansing.

Make Your Own Mural Tour

woman posing in front of mural

If the flowers aren’t blooming quite yet, add some color to your life with wall murals! The Lansing area has lots of public art to enjoy. Check out the murals in Lansing, especially in Reo Town or Old Town, or gaze at the beautiful walls of BAD Brewing Company in downtown Mason.

Take a Bike Ride

By now the snow has melted off the boardwalk of the Lansing River Trail, which makes it the perfect time to get out your bike and get on the Trail. You can see the many art installations along the River Trail as you cycle past. Or you can make lots of stops for photos or snacks, too — my favorite way to bike!

I hope these ideas get you thinking of other new things to try this spring. I am always looking for new ideas too, so share them with me in the comments!

Looking for more scenic spring locations? Check out our Top Five Spring Photo Spots in and around Lansing post.

Joy Shantz
Joy is a wife, mom, friend and neighbor who lives in the City of Lansing and loves it! She gets excited about the outdoors, cold brew coffee, international cuisine and meeting new people. You can follow her Lansing area adventures at her personal blog @hometownfound on Instagram.


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