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Plan a Day Trip to Kalamazoo

Plan a Day Trip to Kalamazoo

Our cabins at Bay Pointe Inn provide a cozy place to enjoy the tranquility of Gun Lake.  However, if you’re in the mood for a bit of an adventure, consider taking a day trip to Kalamazoo. Only a 30-minute drive from our Michigan lakeside inn, the city of Kalamazoo has it all: tasty treats, delightful breweries, tranquil trails, art, and was determined one of the most outdoorsy affordable towns.

Kalamazoo Hiking Trails

Believe it or not, but there are several hiking trails and nature preserves around the city. Take in some gorgeous views at Bow in the Clouds Preserve. You could head to Oshtemo Township Park, which features several trails of varying lengths. Or, explore a portion of the Kalamazoo River Vally Trail.

Self-Guided Wall Crawl

View some fabulous local art on this self-guided mural walk. Don’t shy away from taking some Instagram-worthy selfies in front in front of your favorite pieces of art. If you’re traveling with a group of people, turn up the excitement with a mural scavenger hunt!

Track Down These Kalamazoo Food Trucks

There’s nothing quite like a food truck to taste some quick, local eats. Choose the trucks that serve your favorite cuisines, and enjoy a tasty lunch under the warm late-summer sun. 

Sweet Treats Walking Tour

If you have a sweet tooth, then you’ll love this walking tour—delight in some delectable chocolates at Cherri’s Chocol’art. Get the best of both worlds and mix salty with sweet at Pop City Corn. Cool off from a day in the sun with some creamy ice cream from Kalamazoo Spirit.

Toast to the Best Breweries in Kalamazoo

Get a flight or a pint of your favorite brews from the best breweries in the city. Whether you prefer a hoppy IPA or a hefty stout, you’re sure to find the beer of your dreams. If beers aren’t your thing, no worries—you can also choose from local wineries, distilleries, or coffee shops

Adjourn for the Day at Gun Lake, Michigan

After you’ve had your fill of delicious foods and drinks, peaceful walks, and local art, you’ll appreciate turning in for the day at your cozy lodging in Shelbyville, MI. If you have further questions about things to do at our Michigan lake house rentals or would like to make a reservation, please contact us. Our knowledgeable staff will point you in the right direction.