Fun Things to do in Caledonia
I don’t know where you are in the world, but there are lots of fun things to do in Caledonia, Michigan; the small town where Green Wellness is located. We are close to Grand Rapids, one of the nation’s fastest-growing big cities, but there is so much charm to be found in our little community. If you are local, you probably know all of the secret spots I’m about to divulge, but our small-town charm is limitless.
If you love camping, then you are going to love what Caledonia has to offer. The Indian Valley Campground and Canoe Livery (not my favorite name) is a phenomenal place to camp with either tents or RVs. The campground is along a river and offers a supremely relaxing place to stay. The sites are slightly closer together than I’d prefer, but our small-town charm also applies to people.
When I stayed there, people have been nothing short of generous, creating a very welcoming environment for all. Kids can always be seen playing on the playground or at the pond in the middle of the grounds. They also offer themed parties and festivities to keep you and your family entertained at all times. I would highly recommend camping here to anyone who has a love of nature and water.
Caledonia Concert Series
If you like lawn concerts, then the Caledonia Concert Series at the Community Green Park is going to be right up your alley. There are food trucks. There’s good music. You bring your blankets and chairs (coolers are welcome too) and get to sit back and enjoy the beauty that only live music can bring to a summer evening. The food trucks arrive around 6 pm and the music starts around 7 pm without any hidden fees. What you would normally spend on a concert ticket you can spend on delicious food, supporting our community, and enjoying the best that Caledonia has to offer.
Do you have a dog? If so, then the dog park is absolutely worth checking out. It isn’t a particularly large park, but that can be nice when looking for quality time with your furry friend. There are two different sections in the park and it’s completely fenced in, with a double gate for each section of the dog park. I felt very safe taking my friend’s dog there and there are doggie bags provided at the entrance and there’s usually a metal bowl and water on the park bench. You seriously don’t need to bring much to have limitless quality time with your dog.
Farmer’s Market/Produce Stands
I am obsessed with fresh produce. Whether it’s trying to grow my own hers with my Click and Grow hydroponic system or buying produce at a farmer’s market, I swear the food tastes better. Caledonia is fortunate enough to have a regular farmer’s market with local produce and other booths. You can pick up locally grown corn, peppers, watermelon, and other goods like kettle corn or lunch from a food truck!
Speaking of good food, oh boy do we have that here in Caledonia. Good food is not hard to find, whether it’s having a night out and going to a local favorite restaurant like Uccellos or checking out a local food truck. Even our little ice cream shop, Brink’s Ice Cream Express, has one of my favorite salads and the best french fries around. You can find great Mexican at Real Arriero or phenomenal Indian at Bangkok Chef. Whatever your pallet is craving, I’m sure Caledonia has it!
Have you ever played pickleball? This tennis hybrid sport is surprisingly fun for new players, like me, and within minutes I found my competitive spirit was in full swing. It’s easy to learn, easy to play, and easy to win (with the right opponent) so I was quickly obsessed. The pickleball courts are right next to the community pavilion so after your matches, you can unwind on the grass or walk to the library or get a snack at the grocery store. Perfectly located in the heart of our small town, it’s hard to resist the pickleball temptation.
We are obsessed with Yoga Zen here at Green Wellness. Not only is Yoga Zen a small, woman-owned business, but the classes offered are some of the best that I have taken for both Grand Rapids and Caledonia. There are online options as well if you aren’t able to make it to the studio or you aren’t local, but it is worth making it into the studio. The space is very welcoming and the staff is supremely helpful.
Whether you’re a yoga beginner or a total pro, there are classes for everyone, and instructors are happy to help you. One of my all-time favorite things in life is when I’m struggling in a pose or I feel like I’m not stretching to my fullest extent and then having gentle hands helps me properly lean into a pose. There is even outdoor yoga offered in the summer and other fun-themed classes, some just for kids. Going to Yoga Zen is definitely a fun thing to do in Caledonia no matter your age or skill level.
What Does Your Fun Look Like
Now that you know all the fun things that we do here in Caledonia if you’re local, what does your fun look like? Do you know of any fun things to do in Caledonia, Michigan that we don’t? If you’re from a different small town, what do you do for fun? We would love to hear from you about your small-town fun activities. You can reach out to us at 616-275-1039 locally or 888-772-7875 toll-free and by email at [email protected]