Welcome Spring In West Michigan! // 2024

Spring has arrived in West Michigan! The days are getting warmer, the flowers are starting to bud, and West Michigan is ready to celebrate Spring!

Check out the below info to do a little bit of Spring dreaming & planning, courtesy of some of our favorite West Michigan destinations.


Pure Ludington

Escape to Ludington this Spring and immerse yourself in this picturesque lakeside community. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Ludington is the perfect destination for your Spring getaway. Explore miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, or embark on a unique adventure aboard the historic SS Badger, journeying across Lake Michigan.No matter what you’re seeking – an outdoor adventure, a peaceful get-away, or just a community of friendly faces – you can find it in Pure Ludington. Learn More


Muskegon Museum of Art

“Tornado Over Kansas” is an iconic image of the American Midwest, but do you know its creator? John Steuart Curry was one of the most highly respected American artists of the 1920s. His paintings of picturesque landscapes, communal gatherings, and devastating natural disasters visually defined life in middle America. Visit the Muskegon Museum of Art from May 23 – September 2 to see John Steuart Curry: Weathering the Storm, an exhibition of life, art, and the American Midwest.Learn More


Visit Keweenaw

Adventure North to the Keweenaw! Did you know that Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula is considered one of the top places in the United States to view the Northern Lights? Explore the Upper Peninsula’s only Dark Sky Park this spring, rejuvenate next to gushing waterfalls and behold the celestial wonders of our deep, majestic dark skies. Plan your visit to the Keweenaw and check out lodging deals for spring!

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Riverside Canoe Trips

This spring, explore Michigan’s Platte River with Riverside Canoe Trips in Honor Michigan! Located about 30 minutes from Traverse City, Riverside rents canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and more, right on the Platte River,  in the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes. Whether you want to embark on a family trip, or an adventure with friends, Riverside is ready to accommodate groups of all sizes. You’ll find clear water, sandy beaches, and a new adventure at each bend of your trip. Learn More


Fenn Valley Vineyards

Celebrate the new release of several Fenn Valley wines! Be among the first to try wines to be released throughout 2024. Guests sample our latest work along with small food samples to highlight the culinary relationship. During this tasting, we try to unravel some of the mysteries that seemingly surround a successful wine and food pairing, hopefully helping you understand why some wines pair better with certain foods than others. The winemaking staff is available for a personalized Q&A session. Learn More


Cornwell’s Turkeyville

Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre at Turkeyville USA is kicking off their 37th season of Broadway shows this spring with one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA!. Packed full of showstopping tunes such as “I’m Just a Girl Who Cain’t Say No,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re In Love,” and of course the boot-stomping title tune, OKLAHOMA! is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival spring. To see the full calendar of events, as well as Turkeyville’s menu of favorites and new seasonal entrees, visit www.turkeyville.comLearn More


LYNX Golf Course

Awesome Golf, Dining & Event Space with an amazing view, daily restaurant features & picturesque sunsets. The LYNX provides a perfect day for all guests. Our highly rated, superbly conditioned golf course boasts six holes along the Kalamazoo River. The LYNX Grill is located in our clubhouse perched high above the 18th green. It truly is the place to be whether you want to golf, dine, have some fun or relax. Stop in and visit us!

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Kalamazoo State Theatre

Step into the Kalamazoo State Theatre, where history meets modernity in a symphony of cultural experiences. Since 1927, our venue has been the heartbeat of entertainment in Kalamazoo, offering a window into the past and a doorway to contemporary arts. Today, the Kalamazoo State Theatre vibrates with life, hosting an eclectic array of events. From mesmerizing concerts to captivating theatre productions, our stage is a canvas for creativity. Learn More

St. Joseph

The Boulevard Inn & Bistro

The Boulevard Inn offers guests a full-service, all-suite hotel located on a picturesque bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. The Boulevard Inn is located within walking distance of the beach, local shops, and popular attractions. The Bistro on the Boulevard is an American restaurant that executes elevated, seasonal, modern American cuisine. Our menu celebrates the bounties of Southwest Michigan and strives to support local and regional farmers and producers. Enjoy breakfast or dinner with scenic views of the bluff. Learn More

New Era

Country Dairy

If you’re looking for family fun this Spring, then come out to Country Dairy where there is a lot to do. You can enjoy a farm tour, by appointment, on a horse-drawn wagon and where you can see calves and cows. There is also a restaurant and ice cream shop for lunch and bike rentals for the 22 mile Hart-Montague bike trail. Country Dairy is right in the middle at mile marker 11. Email or call 231-259-0515 to book a tour.

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Sault Ste. Marie

Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours

Embark on a maritime adventure as Famous Soo Locks Boat Tours return, heralding the arrival of Spring on May 10th. Witness the marvel of engineering firsthand as vessels gracefully navigate the intricate locks, connecting the vast Great Lakes. Feel the anticipation rise as you traverse the historic waterways, accompanied by the echoes of maritime legends. From the majestic views to the rich tales of maritime history, enjoy a journey along the Soo Locks this season. Learn More

Mt. Pleasant

Meet Mt. Pleasant

With the arrival of warmer weather in Michigan, the Mt. Pleasant area is blooming with springtime fun! Explore acres of parkland and nature preserves, or bike the trails that run alongside the Chippewa River. Perfect your swing at one of the golf courses, and choose between championship layouts and “up-north” relaxed styles, or practice your throw at a disc golf course. Make each trip better than the last while experiencing in Mt. Pleasant! Learn More

Upper Peninsula

U.P. Travel

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula: Find 100s of waterfalls! Explore the Upper Peninsula and find over 150 named (and hundreds of unnamed) waterfalls. You will hear them before you see them, as melting snow and spring rains make our rivers flow faster over rocky precipices. Stand on the banks or sit in your
wheelchair at the overlooks and feel the mist. This is our best season for paddling, biking, off-roading, hiking, rock and morel mushroom hunting.

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Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island Tourism

Book Now for May! Travelers to Mackinac Island step off the Ferry and into a world powered by horses and bicycles. The clip-clop pace of Island life is evident from the first moment, and families are instantly transported to a different time. As your luggage is whisked away by bicycle and dock porter, you’ll make your way to one of the Island’s fabulous overnight locations. Make Mackinac Island your destination this May. We know you can’t wait to come back. Learn More


Choose Marshall

Experience the beauty of Marshall in the springtime! With its captivating charm and boundless adventures, it’s the perfect season to explore this picturesque destination. From strolling through the charming shops and quaint cafes to catching an evening of live music or theater entertainment, there’s something for everyone. If seeking a romantic getaway or planning your dream wedding, Marshall also boasts an array of unique venues and offerings. When heading out this spring, remember, Marshall is the ideal destination for all your unforgettable moments. #choosemarshall Learn More


Choose Lansing

Stay on budget and plan a memorable Michigan Staycation in Greater Lansing that’s suitable for the whole family! Find clues and solve the mystery at Impression 5 Science Center’s Scooby Doo’s Monster Mayhem. Or check out the brand-new Zap Zone XL with bowling, glow golf, laser tag, high speed go-karts, ax throwing, a huge arcade and more. 15 attractions under one roof! Make it an overnight and splash around in the hotel pool. Choose Lansing and plan on something Greater! Learn More

Grand Rapids

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Come see over 7,000 butterflies at Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming at Meijer Gardens, the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the U.S., featuring butterflies from three tropical zones: Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. More than 60 species of butterflies and moths take flight March 1st through April 30th at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. Learn More


Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residency

Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists’ Residency has been an essential part of the Art Coast of Michigan since 1910. Our campus has many offerings for the community to experience: join as at our Friday Night Open Studios to see artists in action, register for an Art on the Meadow workshop to learn from our talented instructors, or enjoy a meal by our Culinary Team. We even have our historic cabins available for rental on a limited basis. Learn More

Grand Haven

Tri-Cities Museum

With spring weather comes warm days, wildflowers, and more ways to get out and enjoy what’s on offer across West Michigan. Tri-Cities Historical Museum welcomes visitors year-round with free admission, but we really make the summer days sizzle with our annual ‘blockbuster’ exhibit. Starting May 18, visit ‘Picnics and Parades: 100 Years of the Coast Guard Festival’ highlighting the humble beginnings and its evolution into a nationally renowned celebration of maritime sacrifice and service. Learn More

Mackinaw City

Mackinac State Historic Parks

Adventure in the North Woods is waiting for you at Historic Mill Creek in Mackinaw City! Smell the sawdust as sawyers demonstrate the pit saw method of cutting lumber, then feel the awesome power of the creek used to cut timber inside the reconstructed sawmill. Join trained naturalists for engaging programs showcasing the North Woods, and then take time to explore the natural beauty of Mill Creek State Park, which has more than three miles of groomed hiking trails. Open May 10. Learn More

Suttons Bay

Black Star Farms

Get ready to LOL at our ‘Good on Paper’ Improv comedy show, where spontaneity meets hilarity for a night of side-splitting laughter. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Delight your taste buds with our diverse array of worldly pairing events, from Mozzarella and raclette workshops, to an Earth Day themed sustainable feast. Join us for some unforgettable experiences this April that promise to tickle your funny bone and tantalize your palate! Learn More

South Haven

Visit South Haven

Now is the time to book your escape! After a day of sunshine, in one of the Midwest’s quintessential lake towns, it’s important to have the right place to lay your head and dream of tomorrow’s memories. In South Haven, there are lodging choices to satisfy all visitors, with a variety of options on Lake Michigan. You’ll end your nights with breathtaking sunsets and wake to the sounds of Lake Michigan each morning – secure your escape to South Haven today. Learn More

Mackinaw City

Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry

Ferry away to adventure, beaches, biking, and making lifelong memories. Spring is a special time to visit Mackinac Island with blooming lilacs & tulips galore! Family-founded and operated Shepler’s Ferry kicks off April 21st with daily from St. Ignace and Mackinaw City. Get a first-rate start to your getaway with reliable, safe service for Grand Hotel, Mission Point Resort and other properties on Mackinac Island. Your chariot awaits! Learn More

South Haven

Sleepy Hollow Beach Resort

Sleepy Hollow Beach Resort is the longest-operating resort in South Haven. It offers a timeless coastal luxury experience and is the only resort that provides exclusive & direct beach access. This resort embodies the essence of a historic yet luxurious beachfront experience! The property features an Art-Deco-inspired design, an Olympic-sized heated swimming pool, tennis, pickleball & basketball courts, and a children’s activity program. Experience breathtaking sunsets and make memories that will last a lifetime with your family at this amazing resort!

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Air Zoo

Discover a spring break the entire family can enjoy at the Air Zoo! Explore over 100 rare and legendary aircraft and spacecraft, including the famous SR-71 Blackbird, Ford Tri-Motor, Rocketdyne F-1 engine, and more. Get hands on with inspiring and interactive exhibits that explore the science behind flight. Pilot your own WWII fighter in a full-motion flight simulator, enjoy amusement park rides with the kids and tour the nationally-recognized Restoration Center. All included in daily admission! Learn More


Maple Row Sugarhouse

Celebrate spring by coming to the Maple Festival at Maple Row Sugarhouse on March 23-24. Let maple surround you in it’s sweetness by enjoying homemade pancakes with our own pure maple syrup which is served all day. Seeing how maple syrup is made, taste a large assortment of yummy maple foods, Go back in time and visit a French Colonial Maple Camp. Check out the yaks and other baby animals and join the Pancake eating contest. Learn More


The Pidge Inn

Enjoy a relaxing time away this spring at The Pidge Inn in Muskegon, MI. Stay in a newly designed luxurious boutique hotel on the Harbour Towne Peninsula. Get a romantic room overlooking the marina or a family suite. Walk along the beautiful beaches of Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. Watch the deer play along the Beachwood Park trail behind the sand dunes. Have a great meal at any of the many locally owned restaurants. After a busy day, head back to your comfortable bed and enjoy a great night’s sleep in a tastefully decorated room at The Pidge Inn. You won’t break the bank as these are our lowest prices of the year. Learn More