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Color Cruise and Island Festival

September 27th, 2010 by insideout

October 8, 9, 10, 2010.

If you’re staying at our Lansing bed and breakfast the weekend of October 8 – 10, 2010, we hope you’ll have time to check out the Fall Color Festival in nearby Grand Ledge.

Take a scenic cruise aboard the Princess Laura Riverboat, or rent a canoe and explore the Grand River on your own. The 60 foot high sand ledges in Grand Ledge are simply spectacular when viewed from the river – especially when dressed in glorious fall colors.

The Island Festival includes plenty of traditional fall activities such as apple cider pressing, kettle corn popping, and pumpkin painting. In addition, there will be demonstrations on blacksmithing, woodcarving, spinning and weaving, among other old-time activities.

For more information about the festival, please call (517) 627-5170 or (517) 627-2154. For more information about our Lansing bed and breakfast, please call 1-800-858-0598 or email:

Michigan Fall Color Tours

September 13th, 2010 by insideout

Fall foliage

Look for fall colors reflected in SW Michigan's many lakes.

Autumn is a beautiful season in Michigan. Fall colors near our Lansing MI bed and breakfast generally peak early to mid October, which means the time to plan a SW Michigan fall color tour is now.

There are dozens of fall color tours throughout the state of Michigan, including one that begins in nearby Lansing. Head out on quiet country lanes in your car or on a bike. From Lansing, this tour takes you west on M-43 through Grand Ledge, and then south through Richland and Hickory Corners to M-37. Head east through the towns of Battle Creek, Marshall and Albion before going north on M-99 back up to our bed and breakfast in Eaton Rapids.

There are plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. Pack a picnic and rest at Fish Hatchery Park in Hastings or overlooking Gull Lake between Richland and Hickory Corners. Keep an eye out for antique shops and farm stands along the way.

After a day on the road, no matter how you travel, you’ll enjoy relaxing over drinks in our Lansing area Pub and feasting on dinner in our DiRoNa restaurant.

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