Discover Color on a Michigan Fall Foliage Drive
August 12th, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards
There’s nothing quite as arresting as nature decked out in its bright, autumn colors and fall 2022 is set to be more colorful than ever. Here at The English Inn, we’re surrounded by beautiful countryside, a front row seat to the annual Michigan fall foliage show!
Summer is a wonderful time and it’s always sad to see it go but at least we have multi-hued autumn to soften the blow. That’s especially true for Michigan’s fall 2022. We’re expecting a warm September and early October, which should result in brighter, more vibrant colors come mid to late October, when the colors peak.
Our Eaton Rapids bed and breakfast, The English Inn, is located on a 15-acre estate overlooking the Grand River. Our groomed gardens and nature trails are always lovely but this is especially true in fall when the leaves change. Enjoy a traipse along the grounds or take it all in with a drink from the comforts of our English Pub.
Our location in Eaton Rapids surrounds us with a scenic countryside of woodlands, rivers, and farms. In fact, we’re part of one of Michigan’s most popular fall foliage drives. A 150 mile loop tour that runs through Grand Ledge, Hastings, Battle Creek, and Eaton Rapids.
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Fitzgerald Park and the Ledges of Grand Ledge
July 12th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards
Looking for a unique and beautiful place to get out into nature? Explore Grand Ledge’s Fitzgerald Park and discover The Ledges, an ancient and beautiful series of sandstone cliffs along the Grand River.
Folks may not realize it but Grand Ledge, MI gets its name from an actual grand ledge – or a series of them, anyway. Known as “The Ledges,” the mile long, 300 million year old, sedimentary rock outcropping rises as much as 60 feet (18 m) above the shores of the Grand River.
This unique formation is the largest outcropping of rocks in Central Michigan. Local native tribes knew the area as “Big Rocks” and came here each spring to tap the sugar maples. A spiritualist summer campground was established here in 1894 and the Ledges Playhouse Theater pavillion they built still stands.
The property became a public park in 1919 and has remained a popular Grand Ledge attraction ever since.
Grand Ledge is located northwest of Lansing, MI just a short, half hour’s drive from The English Inn in Eaton Rapids. It would be easy to make a fun day-trip out of your visit. The town is full of fun shops, good restaurants, and lovely Victorian homes.
Spend the day investigating the area, then enjoy the short drive back to our Eaton Rapids inn, restaurant, and pub!
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Color Cruise and Island Festival
September 27th, 2010 by insideout
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.