Allegan County Tourist Council

Allegan County Tourist Council

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>>> ATTENTION RUNNERS AND VOLUNTEERS
| Saugatuck/Douglas, MI | The Town Crier Races 5k, 10k & Half Marathon deliver a fun and scenic view of the Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan area. For runners wanting a greater challenge a Half Marathon was added in 2017. The beauty of the lake shore course makes it a favorite of runners year after year. No one is a stranger on the courses. Every runner’s accomplishments are celebrated and you’ll have a cheering section whether you brought your own or not. The small town vibe just can’t be duplicated and you’ll feel welcome right away. The event proceeds provide 100% of the funding for the Saugatuck High School Cross Country and Track Teams, donating over $53k since 2002. Help make a difference in the lives of student athletes and have a great time doing it. Visit www.towncrierrace.org for more information and registration! #lovetherun #fitness #halfmarathon #10k #5k #runningforhealth #towncrierrace #michiganhalfmarathon #runningclubs #crosscountryrunning #trackandfield #visitsaugatuck #visitdouglas #michiganartcoast

Promoting travel destinations throughout Allegan County.

Operating as usual

Crane Orchards U-Pick and Corn Maze

Look at that view! 😍
Come get lost in our 20 acre corn maze, dedicated to healthcare workers this year. Open daily 10am-6pm through the end of the season, the maze takes about an hour to complete on average.

🍎 This week we are picking Ida Red and Rome apples through the weekend. On Thursday the 15th we are opening our last two Apple varieties of the year, Late Fuji and Braeburn. They are lighter crops for these two varieties, so they may not last through the weekend.
Update: We are all done picking Fuji and Braeburn.

🎃 Our pumpkin patch is still open with pumpkins at $.45/lb.

We have had unprecedented crowds come to our orchard this year, for which we are grateful to be able to offer a fun family activity that is safe for everyone. With the high numbers of guests coming out to pick, it appears we may be running out of apples to pick a little early this year, likely after this weekend. While there may not be apples on the trees to pick after this upcoming weekend, we will still be open for our Corn Maze daily through October 25th, and will continue to offer pre-picked apples while supplies last.

The varieties we have for pre-picked 1/2 bushel boxes are Jonagold and Gala for $28, and Honeycrisp for $35.

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend, and appreciate everyone that has come out to support our Orchard.

*photo credit to SueEllen Skiles Child. Thank you!

Allegan County Parks

If you are in the Fennville area be sure to stop near the cemetery to see this beautiful field of poppies!

Town Crier Races 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

** UPDATE **
** you can still register until 8am Mon, June 22nd **
** packets to mail out on or before June 30th **
** what are you waiting for **

THERE'S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP!!

Hey runners!

If you haven't already, please join us for our VIRTUAL Town Crier Races 5k, 10k & Half Marathon where you can run/walk from ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!!

VIRTUAL RACE YOU SAY??

How it works:
Participants can run or walk ANYWHERE, ANYTIME between Saturday, June 20 through Saturday, July 4
Participants should report their results by 11:59 pm Saturday, July 11

FEES (changed on May 12)
$35 - 5K, 10K or Half Marathon
Includes T-shirt, NEW finisher medal and printable custom bib.

First 150 participants will receive a limited edition ribbon. Registration closes at noon on Friday, June 19, 2020

PACKET MAILING
Register by June 19 at noon and our SECOND SHIPMENT of packets will be mailed on June 25

PACKET PICKUP OPTION
If you selected the option for Packet Pickup and registered by June 5, packet pickup will be June 16 - 19 from 11 am - 7 pm.

If you register by June 19 at noon, packet pickup will be June 25 - June 30 from 11 am - 7 pm.

PACKET PICKUP LOCATION: Sisters In Ink, 3467 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453. From the parking lot, call 269-857-4085 and packets will be brought out to you.

Please join us as we strive to continue our award winning programs that provide valuable continuing education and important life skills for our local students.

Be safe, stay healthy!
The Town Crier Race Committee

Allegan County Parks

With Memorial Day Weekend here, community members are encouraged to stay safe and follow all current Executive Orders. Now is a great time to create new traditions with your family and household.

Support local community:
• Order take out from local restaurants
• Check in on your neighbors, enjoy the company at a social distance
• Farmers markets (Allegan, South Haven)

For the current status of County services visit http://cms.allegancounty.org/. For COVID-19 related information, call the ACHD COVID-19 hotline at 269-686-4546, with updated hours of 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, email [email protected], follow our page @AlleganCountyHD or visit www.allegancounty.org/health for COVID-19 updates.

Allegan County Parks

With Memorial Day just around the corner, community members are encouraged to stay safe and follow all current Executive Orders. Now is a great time to create new traditions with your family and household.

Allegan County is providing the following list of activities as suggestions to help celebrate this Memorial Day weekend while keeping your family, loved ones, and community members safe.
Ways to honor of those who died serving in the military:
• Observe the national moment of remembrance at 3:00 p.m.
• Decorate your home in patriotic decor
• Sidewalk chalk mural 13 chalk art ideas
• Send a care package to active military www.supportourtroops.org/care-packages

Allegan County Parks

With Memorial Day Weekend and the start of summer, community members are encouraged to stay safe and follow all current Executive Orders. Now is a great time to create new traditions with your family and household.

“While enjoying the outdoors, please keep a safe and mindful distance of at least six feet from others,” states Allegan County Health Officer, Angelique Joynes, MPH, RN.

Outdoor activities:
• Campout in the backyard
• Backyard BBQ with your household
• Sign the family up for a Virtual Bike Event - All through June
• Access rivers and lakes for boating and kayaking Water Trails
• Exercise and enjoy the beach – remember to abide with social distancing (several beaches have access with certain amenities such as bathrooms, playgrounds and concession stands closed)
• Enjoy a picnic at home or at a park Allegan County Parks and Recreation
• Instead of public fireworks, enjoy legal fireworks and sparklers at home

Allegan County Parks

With Memorial Day just around the corner, community members are encouraged to stay safe and follow all current Executive Orders. Now is a great time to create new traditions with your family and household.

“From all of us at the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, we hope that you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. Please take the time to reflect upon and honor those service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice,” states Sheriff Frank Baker.

Sheriff Baker shares the following tips for enjoying a safe holiday weekend:
• Please drink responsibly and utilize a designated driver if necessary.
• If you are boating on our beautiful waterways please make sure you have the correct number and proper type of personal floatation devices.
• Remember many of the executive orders are still in effect.
• Please be respectful of those working in our grocery stores and restaurants and follow proper guidelines.

[04/09/20]   Allegan County Parks, Recreation & Tourism Service Changes: Allegan County Parks, Recreation & Tourism is following the State of Michigan’s recommendation in preventing the spread of the COVID-19/coronavirus. Parks has postponed selling season passes through May 1, 2020. Please postpone non-essential visits to any County office. If you have a question or concern, please contact Parks by email at [email protected] or our office at (269) 686-9088. We appreciate your patience during this time!

Allegan County Parks

Allegan County Parks

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Backyard Learning Crusade

Check out what our friends at the Outdoor Discovery Center are doing to help families create learning opportunities for their kids while they are away from school!

sites.google.com We are so happy you are joining us on the ODC Backyard Learning Crusade. We know this will be a big adventure and you won't even have to leave your own yard.

[03/17/20]   Allegan County Parks, Recreation & Tourism is following the State of Michigan’s recommendation in preventing the spread of the COVID-19/coronavirus. Parks has postponed selling season passes through April 17, 2020. Please postpone non-essential visits to any County office. If you have a question or concern, please contact Parks by email at [email protected] or our office at (269) 686-9088. We appreciate your patience during this time!

DeGraaf Nature Center

Maple Sugaring at the Van Raalte Farm in Holland

Take a virtual tour of the Sugar Bush at the Van Raalte Farm with Jamie Krupka and Mike Graves.

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The 10 Best Places to Visit in Michigan

travel.usnews.com We rank the 10 Best Places to Visit in Michigan. See which places our readers like the best, and vote for your favorites.

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2ND ANNUAL SOUTH HAVEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS
ARTISAN & MAKERS MARKET

The 2nd Annual Artisan & Makers Market that's sponsored by the South Haven Center for the Arts and located at the First Congregational Church UCC South Haven, 651 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI will be held on the following Saturdays from 10am-3pm on February 8th, March 14th with a tentative market on April 18th.

Come out and meet some of the area's most creative, talented and dedicated makers at our market. From vegan food to handcrafted food, handcrafted home decor, artisan jams/jellies, handcrafted wood cutting/cheese/bread boards, unique jewelry, rock creations, artisan soaps, handmade bags, acrylic paintings and more!

The event and parking are free, and the First Congregational Church is handicap accessible.

Website: www.southhavenarts.org, http://www.uccsouthhaven.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/southhavenarts/
www.facebook.com/UCCSouthHaven/

Social Tags: #southhavenarts #artisans #artists #handmade #makerslife
For more information, contact:
Susan Poolman: [email protected]

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onlyinyourstate.com

The 11 Very Best Day Trips You Can Possibly Take In Michigan

An Allegan county attraction made to the list at #10!

onlyinyourstate.com When you're strapped for time but still eager to enjoy a great Michigan getaway, check out these eleven incredible day trips!

ALLEGAN, MICH – Ring in the new decade with the LARGEST New Year’s Eve ball drop in Michigan!

Don’t believe us? Google it. At 10 feet 6 inches in diameter, the ball of 30,000 synchronized LED lights drops 60 feet from Allegan Event’s zipline tower on the Downtown Allegan Riverfront while the community counts down the seconds before the midnight. This one-of-a-kind outdoor event has drawn over 3,000 attendees from across the Mitten State, and beyond, for the last two years.

Join us on December 31st from 7pm to midnight for food trucks, hot drinks, alcoholic beverages, massive fire pits, glow-in-the-dark ziplining over the Kalamazoo River, live music from Funkle Jesse, West Michigan’s premiere party band, and fireworks over the water at the stroke of midnight. Ring in the New Year with Michigan’s LARGEST New Year’s Eve ball drop at the Downtown Allegan Riverfront!

The award-winning Allegan Riverfront Park not only features a 60’ zipline tower owned and operated by Allegan Event, but also boasts ample public gathering space, an outdoor stage, and an 18 foot long fireplace. Enjoy the event, but don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore Downtown Allegan, brimming with newly opened and expanded businesses, including local dining establishments open late to keep up with the festivities.

Allegan Event offers fun and adventure for the entire family, indoors and out! For this special evening, the zip tower will be open 7pm-11:30pm and prices are $20 per person!

Positively Allegan is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide entertainment, adventure, and fun in Downtown Allegan.

NYE!20 is sponsored by RCI Adventure Products, Bartz/Rumery Agency, Inc, The City of Allegan, and Positively Allegan.

For more information visit www.positivelyallegan.org or www.alleganevent.com.

The Allegan County Parks, Recreation and Tourism office has moved.

Circle Of Lights Glenn, MI

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AERC - the American Endurance Ride Conference

Endurance horseback riding competition is going to be held in Allegan County October 12th and 13th.
Endurance riders hit the trail~

The world’s fastest growing equine sport, endurance riding, combines the appreciation for nature of a trail ride with the athleticism of endurance sports. This October 11th, riders will be hauling their trailers from miles around to converge on trails in Allegan County for the 19th annual Oak Leaf Run Endurance Ride held on October 12th and 13th held at Silver Creek Park in Hamilton, Michigan.

Riders will choose distances of 25, 30, 50 or 75 miles. The ride also offers a 15-mile introductory ride. Local riders are welcome to come experience what an AERC ride is like if their equine can do that mileage at a comfortable pace.

The night before the ride, their horses will be examined by a ride veterinarian. There will be mandatory veterinary checks/holds during the ride and again after the finish.

Riders will be crossing the Allegan Dam between 8:30 am - 1:00 pm on October 12th.

The public is invited to come out to cheer on the riders and their horses. Volunteer positions are also open; for those interested in finding out more about endurance riding, a turn as a veterinarian’s assistant or timer is a great way to learn about the sport.

The Oak Leaf Run Endurance Ride is sanctioned by the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC), the national governing body for endurance riding. Established in 1972, the nonprofit association has 5,000 members across the U.S. and Canada. Members can choose their level of competitiveness—while many riders choose to shoot for steady pacing, others are highly competitive and may aim for competing internationally in this growing sport. AERC has awards programs based on mileage achievements for horses and riders as well as an annual award program, with honors given out at their national convention.

All breeds of horses are welcome in the sport, and riders range in age from juniors through 80-something endurance enthusiasts.

For information about the Oak Leaf Run Endurance Ride, contact ride manager Barb at 616-460-8041 or [email protected]. For more information about AERC, visit www.aerc.org, or phone 866-271-2372 for a free information packet.

aerc.org The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) is the organization for equine endurance riding in North America.

nativenewsonline.net

Gun Lake Tribe to Release Lake Sturgeon into Kalamazoo River

This will be on August 28 at Allegan County's New Richmond Park!

nativenewsonline.net Published August 18, 2019 SHELBYVILLE, Mich. — The Gun Lake Tribe has organized another annual release of lake sturgeon into the Kalamazoo River. Participating parties include the Michigan Departm…

Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar

What better time than a sunny Friday afternoon to introduce our latest creation, Session Hard Cider! This dry, lower alcohol version of our popular cider is perfect for those looking to shave a few calories or keep the buzz in check while still enjoying a Michigan grown, full-flavored adult beverage. Available in our tasting rooms by the glass, can or growler!

Casco's Ultimate Mud Challenge

Cogdal Vineyards - Home of Little Man Winery

Come out and help us celebrate 5 years!

Waypost Brewing Co.

What are you doing Wednesday night? Glenn area cyclists are organizing a weekly bike ride. Begins at Waypost at 6:30pm, ends at Waypost for well-earned pints!

All riders are welcome. Bring your helmet! The first ride is this Wednesday, July 10.

Questions? Contact [email protected] for more information.

If you are driving on M-89 just west of Fennville be sure to look for this beautiful field of flowers!

Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar

Celebrate locally produced wine and cider in the middle of our stunning 240 acre property.

West Michigan

Looking for that perfect spot to hold your Family Reunion, Graduation, or Birthday Party? Pavilion reservations for this season are now available at Allegan County Parks​!

And did you know there are no admission fees for Allegan County Parks? Every day is a free day to go play at the parks! 🌳

Click through the button for pavilion costs and availability.
#VisitAlleganCounty #AlleganCountyParks
#WestMichigan #PureMichigan

The Old Regent Theatre

You've been waiting, and here it is! The Regent Theatre Free Summer Matinees start Monday, June 17, every Monday - Friday at 2pm & 4pm. This film series is free for everyone of all ages. We're #ComfortablyCool all summer! 🐧

This series would not be possible without the generosity of our local sponsors, Allegan Animal Clinic, Allegan County Fair, Allegan General Hospital, Bartz/Rumery Agency, Inc., Briarwood Assisted Living, Ely Manor, Mike & Ed, Pickle Street Veterinary Services, Tibbitts Financial Consulting, and Allegan City Council members Rachel McKenzie, Charles Tripp, Traci Perrigo, and Delora Andrus. You're all the #ComfortablyCool-est!

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's "U-Pick farms" List

Soon fresh produce will be ready to be picked! Check out the list o U-Pick farms located in Allegan County

https://goo.gl/maps/baJC5Xe1SMgoCHsX7

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's "Breweries of Allegan County" List

Looking for some weekend plans, check out our Breweries of Allegan County list

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3255 122nd Ave, Suite 103
Allegan, MI
49010

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
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Allegan, 49010

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