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Unplug in Calhoun County

Felling all Zoomed out? Head hurting from staring at screens? Calhoun County is here to help. 

Check out these five activities that require you to unplug from the digital world.

Hike and camp at Fort Custer State Park (link: https://www.battlecreekvisitors.org/member-detail/fort-custer-recreation-area/)…

Meet our Sales Director, Jay Gladstone

Let me tell you about my co-worker Jay.

His job is to convince people to hold their meetings, conventions and tournaments here in Calhoun County. Once he does that, he makes sure to smooth the way by taking care of …

Couple Hotspots for Winter


Whether you’re looking for an afternoon break or a fancy night out, these hot spots in Calhoun County will keep the romance alive this winter.

Sweet date

Start with fireside s’mores on the porch at Kitchen Proper. The s’mores …

How squirrels and the cereal industry are connected


Today is Squirrel Appreciation Day! And no one appreciated squirrels as much as Dr. J.H. Kellogg.

Visit any park in Battle Creek, and you’ll likely see a flash of fluffy tail as a black squirrel runs by. These animals can …

Give the gift of food this holiday season

Food is a great way to show your appreciation. Whether you’re going to leave it on a friend’s doorstep or send a little something to your co-workers, end the year with a culinary indulgence. Even better, buying from

There’s a gift for everyone at the Welcome Center store

The Battle Creek Welcome Center isn’t only for brochures — we have a great selection of store items that celebrate all things Battle Creek and Michigan. 

So whether you’re shopping for a baker, a beer lover or a

Walk under the winter stars

As the sun sets earlier and nights become darker, there’s more opportunity to see the stars at night.

Dress up in layers, throw some foot warmers in your boots and enjoy the stars at one of these parks:

Whitehouse Nature

Dress right for your Michigan winter

Skip cabin fever this winter by enjoying the great outdoors. As the Norwegians say, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

“A good base is the most important part of staying warm,” said Mike Lounds, owner of …

Don’t let winter stop you from fishing

Freezing days are ahead, and that’s good news for anglers. You have a lot of lakes to choose in Calhoun County.

While no good angler is going to give up locations for secret spots, we do have a tip from …

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