St. Johns

Welcome to St. Johns

Thirty minutes north of Lansing you'll find the tight-knit community of St. Johns. It's a small, friendly town with strong agricultural roots and a neighborly spirit. Fulfill the autumn tradition of visiting Uncle John's Cider Mill–get some donuts and cider with the kids, or if it's just the adults, check out their hard cider and winery. If you want to pick your own apples, check out Phillips Orchards. There are many parks scattered throughout town, ever-convenient for a natural reprieve. The IQHub is a perfect daytime activity for anyone who wants to learn more about agricultural history and innovation in the region. In town you'll find a shop with local organic goods, such as honey and chocolate; a couple great pizza joints; bars with live music; boutiques; and an art gallery. Don't miss the annual Mint Festival, held in August with a parade, live music, plenty of goodies, and more.

A farmland sanctuary in mid-Michigan.

Surrounded by tilled soil, apple orchards, and many farms, St. Johns is your beautiful home just north of the capital urban center. Enjoy the rural beauty and local crops, or even the to-dos in town. But don't worry, Lansing is just down the road when you want a taste of bigger city living.

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Tons to do, just a few minutes away

Make "I'm bored" a phrase of the past. Out areas has something to offer for all ages, moods and days of the week

Attractions

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

Education

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

Entertainment

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

Health

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

Lifestyle

Come as you are. Explore community centers and resources, give back, and make some lifelong friends in the process. Explore more

Livability

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

Nightlife

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

Recreation

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

Restaurants

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

Retail

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