We know how busy families are. Parents working 40+ hours a week. Kids scheduled in multiple activities, sports games and tournaments and then there is school work, and school schedules. Parents have a hard time to get their paid time off to coordinate with kids school and activity schedules. With Schools Spring Break coming up in February-April, we thought we would give you an idea of the Top Reasons To Book Your Spring Break in Grand Rapids:
Being in Nature Reduces Stress
We have heard of many reasons why people should spend time outdoors, one of them being a natural cure for stress. According to the American Heart Association, being in nature is good for your health. There is something very special that happens when you allow yourself to just be in nature. Un-tap you and the kids from their phones and other electronic devices to get out on our snow trails. Some activities to try are, and trails and locations to consider:
Snowshoeing– The Forest History Center has snowshoes to use on their several hundred acres of land. Snowshoes are available for use with paid membership or you can rent them for $10. Check out our Snowshoeing resource pages for more information.
Snowmobiling – Grand Rapids has over 1000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. If you do not have your own snowmobiles. No worries, Rapids Rental rents snowmobiles. You can snowmobile right from Rapids Rental onto the trails. Grand ids
Fat Tire Biking – Grand Rapids has many different trails to Fat Tire Bike. Places to consider are Legion Trail, Forest History Center and Mt Itasca. Check out our Fat Tire Biking resource page.
Ice Fishing – The Grand Rapids area has over 1,000 lakes to catch fish on in the winter. If you do not have your own fishing gear, don’t worry, we have professional fishing guides that have all of the equipment, ice fish houses, and know where the fish are biting so you can catch fish. Check out our Ice Fishing resource page for more information.
Skiing, Snowboarding and Snowtubing – Mt Itasca is a winter recreation area that is located 5 miles east of downtown Grand Rapids in Coleraine. Here you can enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding and snowtubing. For more information check out our Skiing and Sledding resource page.
There are many lodging options for you to come together as a family. You will find conveniently located Hotels and Motels that offer a wide variety of onsite amenities as well as close to area restaurants and shopping. We also have one charming Bed and Breakfast that is located on Pokegama Lake where you will find direct access to trails. The Grand Rapids Resorts and Lake Home Rentals offer an opportunity to rent an entire cabin/home where you can gather together around the fireplace, cook meals together, and play a game of cards around the dining table.
Hot Deals – Get COZY with our Winter Lodging Deals. We think that these discounts will give you an incentive to Head North to Grand Rapids this Spring Break to reconnect together in Minnesota’s nature. Come enjoy quality time together in Grand Rapids.