Fall colors throughout Michigan are peaking. Red, orange, yellow, and russet leaves are everywhere: along country lanes, in rolling forests, and lining the banks of rivers, streams, and lakes. If surrounding yourself with colorful fall foliage makes you happy, now is the time to do it.
One of the most wonderful ways to experience fall colors in Michigan is from the water. Water is everywhere in Michigan. It borders the state to the east, west, and north. It is found in the more than 36,500 miles of rivers and streams that flow through here.
This fall, get out on the water and admire fall colors as they’re reflected in the water under your feet.
Several places near our Eaton Rapids Bed and Breakfast offer boat rentals:
- Burchfield Park, on the Grand River.
- The Grand Fish in Lansing, on the Grand River.
- U-Rent-Em Canoe Livery in Hastings, on the Thornapple River.
Spend a few hours in a canoe or kayak, meandering up the Grand or Thornapple Rivers, or circumnavigating a small lake. The fall colors will be magnificent and the fresh air will be invigorating. It will undoubtedly stimulate the appetite.
After your paddle, stop by the pub at our Eaton Rapids inn and restaurant. Satisfy your thirst with a pint of ale and stave off hunger with a Black Angus Burger or a hearty French Dip sandwich. Then wander through our grounds and admire fall colors along the Grand River from a higher elevation. You may even be inspired to stay the night.
Mothers do so much for their families throughout their lives. They rise in the night to feed and care for us when we’re babies. They feed us, kiss our owies, and hug us tight. They oversee homework, drive us to activities, cheer at our games and hold us after defeats. Best of all, they love us for who we are.
Once a year, our society reminds us to honor our mothers. Mother’s Day in 2011 is May 8. May your plans now.
Celebrate Mother’s Day at our Eaton Rapids Fine Dining Restaurant. Treat her to a fabulous lunch or dinner with the whole family. Share your meal in our main dining area, or reserve one of our banquet rooms. We have private rooms perfect for as few as 16 guests and as many as 50.
Or invite your mother to a weekend at our Lansing Bed and Breakfast. Visit the shops and galleries of Lansing’s Old Town, take in a show, and raise your glass to Mom in our English pub. She’ll most appreciate the time you spend together – the fact that you thought to whisk her away.