Savor warm weather while it lasts with Lansing attractions
As fall welcome comes to an end, reality will start hitting students harder than imagined. As students fall into their routines, here is a list for students to get out and explore some cool places that the Lansing Area has to offer. ?
Woldumar Nature Center
In the center’s 178 acres, you can find a pine forest, hardwood forest, prairie and wetland areas. Woldumar Nature Center offers five miles of hiking trails where people can walk, jog or run. Education Coordinator Kevin Wernet said what makes Woldumar Nature Center unique is the scenery.
“When people get here they feel that they have stepped away from Lansing and they have stepped in northern Michigan,” Wernet said.
The center is open seven days a week. There is no charge, but donations are suggested. The center is located at 5739 Old Lansing Rd. in Lansing.
Open all year round, Hawk Island offers visitors something new to do.
In the summer and the fall, this 100-acre park has a swimming beach, a community built playground and three picnic areas and boat rental. As for the winter, the park offers a snow tubing area.
The park, located at 1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd. in Lansing Charter Township, has a general entrance fee per vehicle of $3.
Spare Time Entertainment Center
Renovated in 2012, this entertainment center offers fun for all ages. It hosts bowling, sand volleyball, a two-story ropes course, laser tag and an arcade.
“Our sole goal is to make everyone spare time a fun time,” Marketing and Event Manager Meredith Assande said. “It does not matter if you are three or 93, there is something for someone to do.”
The center is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. until midnight and Friday to Saturday until 1 a.m. The center is near the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Interstate 127.
Prices vary depending on the activity.