10 Unique Outdoor Options for Summer Fun in Lansing, Michigan
Find the perfect active lifestyle getaway in Greater Lansing, Michigan from disc golf and Footgolf to urban kayaking and goat yoga.
At the first sign of summer boredom, pack a bag and make the short drive to Greater Lansing, a destination that offers fun and entertaining options for a full range of active interests. Explore fun twists to traditional outdoor activities like footgolf and disc golf or urban kayaking or mountain biking.
1. Hit the Chains!
Enjoy 9 holes of disc golf at Grand Woods Park. This course has a nice mix of open and wooded holes and is great for good long drives with a rolling course along the Grand River. Players can find four holes where there's water in play. In addition, Greater Lansing has other challenging disc golf courses as well.
2. Kayak Downtown Lansing!
Local outfitter River Town Adventures offers options from beginners' paddle-arounds right in downtown Lansing to longer adventures on the Red Cedar, Grand or Looking Glass Rivers. They also rent SUPs and canoes and host many events like SUP yoga, Light Up the River in July and more.
3. Footgolf at The Falcon!
This is a unique blend of both soccer and traditional golf. Try the nine oversized holes for a decidedly non-traditional twist on golf. Carts available.
4. Mountain Bike at Anderson Park!
This trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail that features a river and is good for all skill levels.
5. Bounce at Launch Lansing!
Located in the Meridian Mall this over 15,000 square feet of connected trampolines featuring Extreme Dodgeball, Tumbletracks, Battle Beams, Slacklines and more. Don't miss the ninja obstacle course, laser tag arena and 25+ adventurous arcade games.
6. Play at Hawk Island Park!
This 100-acre county park has a multitude of options including a splash pad, a transformed gravel pit for swimming, pedal boat and canoe rental and play structures. Surrounded by a 1.5-mile paved walking trail plus connection to the 15-mile Lansing River Trail.
7. Putt Around at Little Hawk!
This 18-hole natural bent grass putting course is one of the only two in the state. It's a sculpted, landscaped, Par 54 course, complete with sand traps, bridges and water hazards. Figure on just under 90 minutes play time.
8. Zap Zone Lansing!
Visit this 30,000 square foot premier family fun center complete with multi-level laser tag, indoor mini-golf, bumper cars, a bounce house, a roller coaster simulator and an arcade.
9. Walk, Run, Bike the Lansing River Trail!
Tracing the banks of the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers and Sycamore Creek, connecting comfortable parks, historic sites and urban activity centers for approximately 17 miles through Lansing and East Lansing.
10. Try out the Original Goat Yoga!
Michigan Goat Yoga is a part yoga/part animal-assisted therapy. It takes place in a scenic setting with smart, social and profoundly loving goats. Classes consist of 30 minutes of Goat Yoga followed by Goat Happy Hour, the time to take fun pictures, snuggle and play with the goats.
Book your getaway to the heart of Michigan today. Greater Lansing is where the not-so-traditional and unique visits happen. For more information on Greater Lansing outdoor summer activities, please visit Lansing.org.