Stay active outdoors this winter

Cross-country skiing It’s smooth sailing at Brooks Nature Center in Marshall, where flat trails take you through prairie and woodland by Stuart Lake. It’s recommended for skiing and snow shoes. Word of advice: GPS isn’t always accurate for finding Brooks, so make sure it takes you to the…

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Find burgers, gangsters and baby goats in Albion

Set your GPS for adventure Driving by Albion without stopping means missing out on burgers, gangsters and baby goats – so set your GPS for adventure (aka exit 121 on I-94). Families will love Kids ‘N’ Stuff hands-on museum, where kids are invited into imaginative play at a miniature grocery…

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Festive cheer is here in Calhoun County

Holiday events have returned with a bang. There’s a fun experience for anyone who needs some festive cheer. Parades Nov. 18: Battle Creek Christmas parade It’s your first chance to see Santa. Find a spot near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and McCamly Street – the parade starts rolling at…

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It’s easy to give Michigan-made gifts

Give gifts that were #madeinmichigan this holiday season. There is something for everyone in Calhoun County, from handmade soap bars to classes with baby goats. Stocking stuffers We have two Michigan-themed gift shops to highlight: start with the Battle Creek Welcome Center Store, and then head…

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Home Tour 101

Home Tour Travels to the Country This Year Anyone who drives through Marshall instantly notices the architecture. Not only the Victorian houses that have been preserved, but also the quirky home designs and centennial farms. The Home Tour gives you a chance to see behind doors and learn the…

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Find the Art Lovers Experience

We know what you like: Artwork, coffee, music and the smell of books. Half a day If you’re here for half a day, look for our biggest art pieces. Color the Creek Mural Tour This yearly festival has generated dozens of murals in Battle Creek. Artists come from all over the United States to create…

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Plan your own Cozy Fall Crawl

The weather may be blustery, but it’s a good excuse to get cozy. We recommend taking a cozy fall crawl in Calhoun County. Step one: Go to the farm Find fall decorations at Bosserd Family Farm in Marshall. All of the gourds, wreaths and pumpkins will give you that harvest season feeling. They…

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Calhoun County Fair: What you need to know

Here’s the Important Questions About the Calhoun County Fair Saddle up, because the Calhoun County Fair gates open up on Saturday, Aug. 13. While it’s a big week for everyone who has been baking, making and growing throughout the year, the county fair is still a celebration for everyone. Try…

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Battle Creek’s coolest event is Color the Creek

The August weather will be hot, but Battle Creek will be cool with a major art event that happens for an entire week. Color the Creek brings artists from all over the country to paint murals in the city. To find a map and guide to all of the past murals (more than 30!) stop at the Battle Creek…

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