Stories tagged: "Grand Rapids"


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9 Places Your Dog Is Welcome in West Michigan

Don't leave Bingo behind—there are plenty of pet-friendly spots in West Michigan where you can eat, drink, shop, and more.

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5 Michigan Coffee Shops to Find a Fall Drink That’s NOT a Pumpkin Spice Latte

If pumpkin spice isn't your thing, there are plenty of other fall beverage options you can enjoy from locally owned coffee shops in Michigan.

The "Tunnel of Trees" is a stretch of M-119 north of Petoskey that's known for some the best views of fall colors in Michigan.
7 Must-Visit Michigan Destinations You Can Get Into for Free

There’s no shortage of fun (and free) things to do in Michigan this fall.

A 2013 ArtPrize submission called "Kaleidoscopic" by Amanda Browder. (Experience Grand Rapids via Facebook)
Eye on the Prize: 9 Past ArtPrize Winners on Display in Grand Rapids

ArtPrize in Grand Rapids is a cherished time to soak in some of the finest contemporary art on the planet. This year’s competition lasts 18 days—but some of the best submissions from years past can be found on display all year round across Grand Rapids. 

Traverse City is among several Michigan cities with pedal pub offerings. (TC Cycle Pub via Facebook)
The New Michigan Pub Crawl: 19 Pedal Pubs (and Boats) Reinventing Boozy Fun in the Mitten

Whether you choose city streets or Great Lakes waters, there’s no longer a reason to keep your boozy gatherings confined to stuffy bars and restaurants in Michigan.

Mosquito Joe lead technician Damien Ysasi sprays a mixture of essential oil insecticides in a yard in Cascade Township near Grand Rapids, Mich., on July 20, 2022. (AP Photo/John Flesher)
Backyard Mosquito Spraying Booms in Michigan—But It May Be Too Deadly

The winged, spindly-legged bloodsuckers have long been the bane of backyard barbecues and, in tropical nations, carriers of serious disease. Now, with climate change widening the mosquito's range and lengthening its prime season, more Americans are resorting to the booming industry of professional yard spraying.

Gibbs poses with ice cream on the campaign trail. (John Gibbs for MI-3 via Facebook)
Meet John Gibbs: The Trump Republican Who Took Down Peter Meijer

The primary race between Republican Peter Meijer and John Gibbs was, for many Michiganders, a canary in the coal mine.