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Discover Color on a Michigan Fall Foliage Drive

August 12th, 2022 by Corey A. Edwards

Michigan Fall Foliage DriveThere’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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Where To Ski Lansing, MI

December 20th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Ski Lansing!So you say you want to strap on some skis or showshoes and get out into that winter wonderland. Great – but where does one go to ski Lansing, MI? Allow us to tell you!

Michigan is home to 3,000 miles of cross country skiing trails and has beautiful terrain for snowshoeing. Michigan ranks second in the nation for number of skiing areas found across the state. While it’s true most of the bigger, Michigan ski resorts are a ways off, there are numerous, easily accessible areas to snowshoe or ski Lansing and the Lansing area

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Woldumar Nature Center

May 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Woldumar Nature CenterWoldumar Nature Center in Lansing, Michigan offers over 5 miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails along the banks of the Grand River.

Woldumar Nature Center was the result of the efforts of the Woldumar Nature Association, who formed in the mid ’60’s to develop a conservation education program for young people. Gladys Olds Anderson, daughter of automotive pioneer Ransom Eli Olds, donated half of her dairy farm land to the association and Woldumar Nature Center was born.

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A Weekend of Wildflowers

April 22nd, 2010 by insideout

Woldumar Nature Center is one of Lansing Michigan’s treasures. It is located along the Grand River, and includes 1.25 miles of shoreline within it’s 178 acres. More than five miles of trails through prairie, pine forests, and woodland are open from dawn to dusk, year round.

Enjoy a relaxing weekend at our Lansing Bed and Breakfast and the Woldumar Nature Center

Enjoy a relaxing weekend at our Lansing Bed and Breakfast and the Woldumar Nature Center

The next time you are staying at our bed and breakfast Lansing, take some time to stroll the grounds of Woldumar. The center’s event calendar is worth a glance, for you may want to come to town specifically for one event or another.

The weekend of May 8 and 9, 2010, Woldumar is hosting a Wildflower Weekend. The center will be open from 9 – 5 on Saturday, and 9 – 4 on Sunday, although trails will be open from dawn to dusk.

There will be wildflower walks and pontoon floats down the Grand River; all eyes will be on finding signs of spring in the environment. Saturday’s walks will be guided by a naturalist, while Sunday’s walks are self-guided.

Look for new art to adorn your walls at the art show and sale (the theme of the work is nature’s beauty). Improve your gardening skills and understanding in several Garden and Nature Seminars, where a variety of outdoor topics will be discussed.

Woldumar Nature Center is about ten miles north of our Lansing bed and breakfast. A day at the center is a lovely addition to a relaxing stay at our inn.

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