Michigan is known as the Great Lakes State and Genesee County is no exception. Flint, Michigan and the surrounding areas are populated by lakes, parks, and lots of beautiful natural wonders. Fall events in the area reflect this natural beauty and focus on local history and nature as they take visitors through the wonders of the autumn season.
For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum will be offering plenty of events this fall to keep both you, and your kids interested in nature. Most of these events require pre-registration, but their fees are minimal. Registration can be made online or by calling (810) 736-7100 ext. 6 or (810) 648-7275 ext. 6 between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Monday through Friday.
Wednesday September 2, 2009 is Knee-High Naturalist: Over the Meadow. This event gives kids to take a walk through nature, collection plants for a pounded plant picture. The cost is only $3 per child and the event takes place from 10:30 A.M. to Noon.
Saturday September 5th is Many Ways to Use a Leaf: A Program for Individuals With Cognitive Disabilities. Guests can explore ways that nature uses leaves and also make a leaf picture. The cost of this even is only $2 per person and takes place from 10:30 A.M. to Noon.
On September 30th the Knee High Naturalist series will be offering a special fall event for kids. Knee High Naturalist: Leaves, Autumn’s Painters will teach kids about the bright changes that fall brings with a story, games, and a craft. This event is recommended for children 3 – 6 years of age and takes place in the morning from 10:30 to Noon. The cost is $3.
Every weekend in the fall brings Halloween at Crossroads Village. This is one of my favorite seasonal events in the area. Not only can you dress up and go Trick Or Treating through the historic Crossroads Village, Huckleberry Railroad offers Ghost Train Rides. You can also trek through the enchanted forest and pick up a snack at the Crossroads Cafe. Weekend Hours are Noon to 9 P.M. and ticket sales end at 8:30 P.M. so make sure you arrive early enough to see everything.
On October 3rd there will be a one hour live radio broadcast from Cowell Opera House at Crossroads Village. This Halloween broadcast will feature live musical performances from guest artists and Village entertainers. Seats to the performance are limited and will be $5 while they last. This will certainly be a must-see fall event for attendees of Halloween at Crossroads Village.
Last, but certainly not least. Nightstalker Haunted House in Millington will be returning this year with their Haunted House. Millington is located just north of Flint, and this will be Nightstalkers 6th year of terrifying residents of Genesee County and the surrounding areas. Nightstalkers boasts two stories and over 8,000 square feet of scares. Admission is $13 for ages 13 and older and only $8 for children ages 6 – 12. Doors will open to the public the weekend of September 18th and 19th and they will be scaring people all the way through Halloween.
The transition from Summer to Winter doesn’t have to be a boring one, especially in Michigan so be sure to take in as many local attractions as possible. For-Mar Nature Preserve, Crossroads Village, Huckleberry Railroad, and Nightstalkers are all waiting for you.