As autumn paints the Capital City region with vibrant color, it's the perfect time to discover all of the fantastic fall activities the community has to offer. From corn mazes to scenic hikes, we'll explore the top attractions. Plus, we'll show you how easy it is to get around using CATA. Here are five fall activities that residents can enjoy by hopping on a CATA bus!
Visit a Corn Maze at Cottage Gardens
A visit to a local corn maze is the perfect family outing this fall! It's an opportunity for quality time, laughter and a little friendly competition. Whether you're navigating the twists and turns or racing to find the exit, the corn maze promises unforgettable memories.
The original “Bestmaze in Williamston” unfortunately shut down last year after 22 years, but there’s good news: Bestmaze II is here, designed and installed by the original owner, and residents can take Route 9 to get there!
Visit a Local Farmers Market
The vibrant local farmers market scene is booming in the region, with many opportunities to shop and support local farmers and artisans. These markets offer a diverse array of fresh produce and handcrafted goods, making it a true epicenter of community and sustainable living.
Every Sunday until October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is the East Lansing Farmers Market. The East Lansing Farmers Market is a market supplied exclusively by growers. Located within easy reach of both the MSU campus and the downtown East Lansing area, residents can take Route 1 and have the opportunity to stock up on a wide variety of Michigan-grown produce and goods. This includes items such as vegetables, fruits, artisan bread, cheese, meats, coffee, maple syrup, honey, flowers and much more to fill their shopping bags with.
Take a Color Tour
During the fall, Lansing becomes a lively, beautiful place with colorful foliage. You can visit local parks and nature centers to see pretty sights and go for walks or bike rides. It's a great time for people who like being outside and enjoying nature.
Here’s a brief list of places you can visit to take a color tour:
There are also plenty of other areas in the Capital City region for people to discover and enjoy nature. The possibilities are endless!
Watch a Football Game at Spartan Stadium
Community members have a convenient way to enjoy the excitement of Michigan State University football games during the fall by taking Route 1 to East Lansing. CATA offers well-connected routes that take fans directly to Spartan Stadium, where they can cheer on the team. By using the bus, residents can skip the hassle of parking and traffic, making game day a stress-free experience. CATA also offers multiple game day shuttles to get you to the game.
Attending the football games is an incredibly fun activity for families. It's a chance to bond over the thrilling atmosphere of the stadium, share team spirit and create lasting memories. Kids and parents alike can enjoy the excitement of the game, the halftime shows and the overall camaraderie, making it a memorable outing that unites generations in their support for the Spartans.
Visit Potter Park Zoo
Fall is a great time to visit Potter Park Zoo with the cooler weather and gorgeous fall colors. Families can also enjoy Boo at the Zoo events taking place on weekends during the month of October from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Kids can come dressed in their Halloween costumes and enjoy activities such as straw mazes, hayrides, cider and donuts, obstacle courses and more. For families looking for a fun weekend outing this fall, Route 8 provides a convenient way to reach Potter Park for the Boo at the Zoo event.
From navigating corn mazes to cheering on the Spartans at Spartan Stadium, the possibilities are boundless. Thanks to CATA's well-connected routes, residents can effortlessly explore these fall delights without the hassles of traffic and parking. Embrace this season of togetherness, create everlasting memories and plan your trip with CATA!
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