Calhoun County really blooms in spring. Greet warmer weather at parks like Leila Arboretum, where clouds of pink cherry tree blossoms float over Fragrant Hill. Take an overnight vacation with the kids during spring break, where they’ll make memories at Kids ‘N’ Stuff Hands-on Museum and the Bohm Theatre. It’s also the time of year when Binder Park Zoo opens the doors for humans and giraffes alike.
There’s always something going on in the summer. Festival season kicks off with the National Cereal Festival in June, when anyone can sit down at the breakfast table for a free bowl of cereal. Throughout the sunny months, you’re going to find music, food trucks, art, culture, hot air balloons, fried food and carnival rides. Summer is also a great time to play on the water, and the Kalamazoo River offers kayaking opportunities all over Calhoun County.
Green spaces burst into oranges, reds and yellows for fall. Take advantage of more than 100 miles of trails in Calhoun County for hiking or biking under the leaves. Make sure to bring a camera if your journey takes you to Historic Bridge Park, one of the most photogenic sites for fall colors. We also love seeking out doughnuts, cider and pumpkins when the weather gets crisp.
Winter is the season of giving. It’s easy to shop local in Calhoun County. Find handmade chocolates, stationary, toys, scented candles, vintage decorations and other cozy gifts. Shopping at small businesses means you’re going to find unique items that have been curated by a real person, not a computer algorithm. The new year always holds fun, too. Check out the Ice, Wine and Blues Festival or the outlandish cardboard sleds during Festivus.