Spring into fun with the West Michigan Tourist Association- FOX 17 3/11/2023

Hotel Walloon – Walloon Lake Writer’s Retreat

You’ll want to mark your calendars for next month’s Walloon Lake Writer’s Retreat in Northern Michigan. This takes place Thursday, April 13th through Sunday, April 16th, and is a full weekend in the town that inspired Ernest Hemingway, Walloon Lake Village. The retreat will be led by Ernest Hemingway’s Great Grandson and fellow author, John Hemingway, and the weekend will offer an inspiring, intimate, and collaborative setting for writers seeking stimulation and ideas. Packages are available with lodging at Hotel Walloon and include writing sessions, special presentations, and much more. All the info can be found on

Grand Rapids Downtown Market – Flight Fridays

This month, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is hosting Flight Fridays, every Friday in March from 1-6pm. Participating merchants and restaurants will be offering food and beverage flights, allowing you to easily try a variety of great treats. Visitors will enjoy mini pastry flights, popcorn flights, latte trios, and more! All participating merchants can be found on the Grand Rapids Downtown Market website.

Free 2023 West Michigan Travel Guide

If you’re looking for inspiration for planning your spring and summertime adventures in West Michigan, now’s the time to pick up the brand new 2023 Carefree Travel Guide! With information, trips, and activities that span from Michigan’s southern border all the way into the UP, this is a great guide for planning both vacations, and activities to do on a weekend or day trip. The guide is available digitally, or free by mail, from the West Michigan Tourist Association website at