How To Spend an Awesome Summer in the Capital City

Can I tell you one of Lansing’s best-kept secrets? There’s a way to have an unforgettable summer right here in our city! Don’t get me wrong, the annual “Michigander right-of-passage” summer trips are planned in our household –  beach days, the beloved “up-north” adventures, camping, etc. What I’m talking about are those summer days you’ll be home with the family.

We’ve got ideas, fun day-adventures, and more to last all summer long giving your family a summer to look back on as “the good-ole-days!”

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What’s Going on this Summer In Lansing for Families?

Welcome to your Lansing Family Fun Summer Hub! If you want to get out of the house throughout the summer, use this hub to plan spur of the moment or in advance. Here you’ll find places to play, swim, listen to music, watch outdoor movies, pick fruit, and more.

We love spreading the word. To add your awesome ideas – contact us here.

Lansing Family Fun Summer Fun Hub:

Summer Bucket List – Things to Do this Summer in Greater Lansing with Kids

Use this list to make a bucket list tailored to what your family enjoys about summer.

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29 Outdoor Water Parks, Pools, and Splash Pads Galore Around Lansing and Beyond

There are so many places to cool off this summer in water! Which is your families go-to?

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Huge 2019 Lansing Summer Camps Directory – Includes Camps Across Mid-Michigan

Have you signed your kids up for a Summer Camp this year? There are still many with slots open.

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Lansing’s Best Parks and Playgrounds: Hidden Gems, Most Popular + Use our Map!

There’s enough fun in our area to keep you busy all summer with just parks! Create a bucket list of parks this season – you may just fall in love with Lansing all over again.

Greater Lansing River Trails and Paths – Fun Family Routes Through the City

Lansing is so amazing in that most trails in our area link up with each other. Use this guide to find starting points plus fun stops along the way.

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Let’s Get Picky – Lansing’s U Pick Fruit Guide Blueberries, Apples, Peaches, and more!

Some of our best summer memories are picking our own fruit at these lovely locations. Take home some of Michigan’s local produce and create even more memories at home if you can resist eating them on the drive back.

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Our Huge List of Where to Eat Outside with Kids Around Lansing

We can’t wait to say “outside patio, please” when we dine out in the summer. Find all kinds of places where you can eat on the patio with this guide.

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Ice Cream Shops & AC – Beat the Heat with these Cool Places Around Lansing

Ice cream + AC = cool down 101. Find yummy and refreshing places all over town with this list.

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Have a Blast with your Family this Summer, Lansing!

No matter what you do this summer – lovely days at home, bike rides through the city, up-north, at the beach – whatever it is – we wish you the very best memories with your fam! Afterall, that’s what this whole site exists for anyway – ideas for quality time with the ones we love.

P.S. Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen!

#sunscreenforall

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