Welcome to Eaton Rapids
Take a 30 minute drive south of Lansing and you'll discover the charming community of Eaton Rapids. Split by two rivers, the city's downtown is a little peninsula flanked by Island Park which, in fact, is an island. Downtown hosts an assortment of shopping options like flowers, gifts, antiques, crafts and a traditional, old-school hardware store. Eaton Rapids has a diverse gastro scene whether you're looking for something laid-back or luxurious. Dig into a craft burger and beer riverside or savor roast duck at an elegant bed and breakfast after a stroll through the gardens. At Miller Farm, visitors are immersed in a different time. What was once a booming dairy business is now more of a little village with historical displays and structures and, most importantly, ice cream. It's proudly the largest historic site in Eaton County. With two rivers, recreational water activities are never out of the question in Eaton Rapids.
Committed to community culture.
Eaton Rapids always gives you a reason to get out of the house. Some favorite events are the Dam Festival, Apple Festival, and Eaton Rapids Air (an urban camping experience). Island Park hosts a yearly concert series and the amphitheater shows movies throughout the summer.
Make "I'm bored" a phrase of the past. Out areas has something to offer for all ages, moods and days of the week
Stadiums and farms and parks—oh my. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or want to spend the afternoon at a cider mill, our cities have sights worth traveling for. Explore more
Eat & Drink
We love food more than the average city. Whether you’re looking for Sunday brunch, authentic international food trucks, or an olive burger (a local favorite), we’re dishing it up. Explore more
Strong public school systems set the foundation for our cities to thrive. And, with a number of colleges and universities nearby, there are opportunities for people of all ages to learn a thing or two. Explore more
Snag tickets to see an up-and-coming comedian, connect with kindred spirits at a music festival or belt out some slam poetry at an open mic. In Lansing, we know that everything is better live. Explore more
Working on your fitness? Great, so are we. Bike a scenic trail, catch a kickboxing class and visit a local wellness center all within a few miles’ radius. Explore more
Come as you are. Explore community centers and resources, give back, and make some lifelong friends in the process. Explore more
In Lansing, affordable housing options allow you to live where you work. Modern loft-style apartments and reliable bus routes spark city vibes, while historic family homes and new builds with acreage are only a short commute away. Explore more
We all need a chance to unwind after 5. With everything from relaxed breweries to lively college clubs, our cities are home to your weekend plans—whatever mood you’re in. Explore more
We’ve got hundreds of parks to choose from. (Seriously. There are more than 300 parks in Lansing.) Lakes, rivers and green space offer fresh air year-round. Explore more
Sure, you can’t buy happiness—but you can spend the afternoon perusing local boutiques, bookstores and artisan shops in Lansing, and that’s pretty much the same thing. Explore more