LANSING, Mich. — Anybody acquainted with Lansing are almost definitely additionally acquainted with the grievance that there is nothing to do right here.
Not true, in response to journey blogger Amy Piper.
The Lansing native simply revealed her first guide, “100 Things to do in Lansing before you die.”
“Some individuals laughed at me actually after I stated I used to be doing this and these have been good buddies of mine,” stated Piper. “One man stated ‘Nicely, what do you do after 48?'”
Grounded and unable to journey for the primary time in years due to the pandemic, Piper spent the final 12 months compiling her high Capitol metropolis go-to’s.
The guide covers the 25-mile radius round Lansing and is split into 5 chapters on foods and drinks, music and leisure, sports activities and recreation, historical past and tradition and procuring and style.
“I attempted to place issues in right here that have been evergreen,” Piper stated. “In different phrases, you could possibly come, you could possibly decide up the guide, and do it any day of the week.”
Contained in the guide you may discover excerpts on acquainted spots like Potter Park Zoo, and Saddleback BBQ, however you may additionally discover hidden gems like Shigematsu Memorial Backyard at Lansing Neighborhood School.
“This backyard is correct amongst the hustle and bustle of the town, however many individuals do not know that it is right here,” Piper stated.
Different metropolis secrets and techniques embody a non-public home museum that’s open by appointment solely and filled with Beatles paraphernalia and the key to having fun with a free live performance any evening of summer time in Lansing.
For the remainder of Piper’s Capitol metropolis secrets and techniques? Nicely she says you may simply should learn to search out out.
You may learn extra of Amy’s journey ideas, at her blog Follow the Piper.
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