Your Jackson County Summer 2023 Bucket List

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Looking for activities to fill your summer? Love a challenge? Complete our very own local summer bucket list!

  1. Go to the Hot Air Jubilee.
  2. Enjoy an ice cream cone from Cascades Ice Cream Co.
  3. Go to the Civil War Muster.
  4. Check out one of the downtown Cruise-In & Concerts.
  5. Sip on some local wine.
  6. Bike Falling Waters Trail.
  7. Dip your toes into Lime Lake.
  8. Hike MacCready Reserve.
  9. Take a photo by the big rock at the Dahlem Center.
  10. Fight off dinosaurs at Jurassic Golf.
  11. Dine at a local restaurant’s outdoor patio.
  12. Grab lunch during a Food Truck Tuesday.
  13. Make a splash at Nixon Water Park.
  14. Pet a cow at the Jackson County Fair.
  15. Attend a Country Boots & Bands concert.
  16. Dance at the Beach Bar.
  17. Learn about flight at Aviation Day.
  18. Pack a picnic lunch and head to one of our many Jackson County parks.
  19. Give footgolf a kick at Cascades short course.
  20. Indulge in an extreme milkshake from RJ’s Metropolitan Ice Cream Co.
  21. Hop around in the Cascades Splash Pad.
  22. Take a swing at Ella Sharp mini golf course.
  23. Walk the Clark Lake Spirit Trail.
  24. Check out the Concord Falling Waters Trailhead.
  25. Pick up some local produce or fresh flowers from the Grand River Farmers Market.
  26. Celebrate Black Culture during the Southside Summer Festival series.
  27. Sit back at a local coffee shop.
  28. Explore the sculptures inhabiting Ella Sharp Park.
  29. See the fireworks over The Cascades.
  30. Spend a day on one of Jackson County’s lakes.
  31. Grab a beer from a local brewery.
  32. Play disc golf at Ella Sharp Park.
  33. Watch the planes soar over Jackson County Airport.
  34. Cheer on the competitors during the Women’s National Hot Air Balloon Championship.
  35. Check out the new playground at Loomis Park.
  36. Bring your pup to Betty’s Dog Park.
  37. Feel the thrill of the race at Michigan International Speedway.
  38. Explore the Grass Lake Fairy Forest.
  39. Try the Dare to Be Great ice cream challenge at The Parlour.
  40. Camp at a local campground, like Pleasant Lake or Applecreek Campgrounds.

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