It is said that trip planning causes a spike in happiness levels, and vacation planning is half the fun, so during this unexpected downtime we invite you to take a few minutes to start planning your next trip to West Michigan’s Coldwater Country with these fantastic family fun ideas.
Home to more than 100 lakes, it’s easy to spend the entire day on the water. One of the unique experiences in the area is the ability to travel from one lake to another through the chain of lakes. Coldwater Country is home to not only one chain of lakes but two – North Chain of Lakes and South Chain of Lakes. Reel in the catch of the day, enjoy a leisurely pontoon ride, or kayak the Union City Heritage Water Trail, just one of nine water trails in Michigan. Make sure to download the free Coldwater Country Map-n-Tour app to have area trail maps available at your fingertips.
New this year, the Aqua Pit. This inflatable aquatic playground features a multi-tiered obstacle course in the water, beach area, kayaking, paddle boarding and more.
Step aboard an authentic 100-year-old steam engine train and ride the rails with the Little River Railroad. Spend the afternoon at the Adventure Zone with mini golf, go-carts, laser tag, and a virtual reality lounge, perfect for the days when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Catch a performance at Tibbits Opera House, built in 1882 it’s the second oldest operating theatre in Michigan, and offers year-round entertainment from professional theatre and children’s theatre. Or catch a flick at the family-owned and operated Capri Drive-In showing double features of first run movies.
Shop ‘til you drop in the many boutiques and shops throughout the area. Dubbed Michigan’s Antique Capital, Allen has one of the largest concentrations of antiques dealers. Head to Colon to learn magic tricks and how to entertain a crowd. Browse the 3 magic and gift shops, countless activities and events, there’s always something happening in the Magic Capital of the World.
Don’t forget to check the website for additional information on the exciting events including food festivals to cars, boat parades and magic, taking place all year round. There’s always a reason to celebrate in Coldwater Country.
At the end of the day on the course, and an exciting night on the town, check into one of the many Coldwater Country hotels. Located just minutes from the course, downtown, and attractions, you’ll find the perfect place to stay.
So, when you are ready, and the time is right, we will be here for your next Coldwater Country getaway.