Things to do in Grand Ledge
Grand Ledge is a small town
about 10 miles West of Lansing (located at the junction of M-43 and M-100),
a warm friendly community of just over 7,500. Lansing and East Lansing are
just minutes east on I-496 and Grand Rapids is only an hour west on I-96.
Grand Ledge is filled with Victorian homes and beautiful parks along the
Grand River (the longest river in Michigan). Grand Ledge gets its name from
the Grand River (which flows through town) and the sandstone ledges along
its banks. There are some special events and festivals held on the islands
and near the river. In November, there is the historical home tour, and
in the Summer there is the island art fair. When fall arrives, you can take
a color cruise down the river in a old fashion riverboat or a horse and
buggy ride. For more information on Grand Ledge click HERE
to visit the Grand Ledge Area Chamber of Commerce website.
Parks and Recreation:
There are several parks and islands along the river all near the
A 76 acre facility providing opportunities for picnicking, fishing, canoeing
(rentals available), sledding, cross country skiing, naturalist services
and recreation game areas. Group picnicking facilities for up to 800 people.
Spotlight Theater. Located off west Jefferson St. Phone (517) 627-7351
Island Park Island
Park is the setting of many of Grand Ledge festivals, in addition to one
of the docking areas for the Princess Laura. Island Park, downtown just
off west River Street. Accessed by a footbridge. The gazebo may be used
for a variety of affairs, call (517) 627-2149 to reserve.
Oak Park Overlooking
the river and famous sandstone ledges. Located at the end of West Front
Street, the Ledges offer short fun lines. This small area has many established
lines ranging from 5.4 - 5.13.
Jaycee Park/ Senior Citizen
Center Located on East River Street at Franklin. Picnic areas,
pavilion, play area, volleyball courts, and boat launch. Senior Center
may be reserved for small gatherings, phone (517) 627-2149.
Lincoln Brick Park
90 acre natural park featuring 3 miles of nature/cross country ski trails,
picnicking, fishing and recreation areas on Tallman Rd., 1/2 mile north
of Main Street. (517) 627-7351 or (517)-627-9010.
River Path The
River Path is a scenic 1.5 mile trail which displays the outstanding sandstone
ledges on both sides of the river.
for a local campground. check out michcampgrounds.com
for more campground listings.
For food you have the typical fast food chains, and some nice little restaurants
/ bars in town. For healthy food head to "The Higher Ground Cafe"
(located in downtown, just South of the bridge) makes excellent sandwiches,
soup, smoothies, ice cream, and of course coffee. The Log Jam bar/restaurant
is also a good option, located downtown.
As far as gear is concerned, the closest would be in Lansing.
Moosejaw Mountaineering - (517) 333-0436
Raupp Campfitters - (517) 484-3691