5 Ways to Celebrate Spring in Jackson

The sun is out, the snow is gone, and the days are still getting longer. It’s a great time to live in Michigan, and we want to help you make the most of this beautiful weather! Over the next few weeks, we’re going to share our favorite outdoor activities near every HomeFirstTM Certified Community.

Today we take a look at Walnut Ridge and English Meadows. Here are our favorite things to do in and around these Jackson, MI manufactured home communities. A special thanks to the City of Jackson for ideas and inspiration!


Flowing through Jackson, Grand Rapids, Lansing and several other major cities, Grand River is the longest river in Michigan. Teeming with salmon, steelhead, bass, walleye and other fish, Grand River is a go-to destination for fishermen across the state. You can learn more about Grand River fishing here.

Wine Tour

Did you know Jackson produces its own wine from vineyards right here in the city? Take a walk through sparkling lakes, rolling hills and acres of lush farmland. While you’re there, you might as well try a few samples of fresh wine. Take an official vineyards tour or be your own tour guide!


Home to hundreds of native and migratory bird species, you could say Jackson is a bird lover’s paradise. Take a bike ride along forests, fields, marshes and lakes and enjoy the soundtrack of sweet chirping birds. Don’t forget your camera!


Jackson has some of the most picturesque, not to mention affordable, golf courses in Michigan. The county boasts 20 different golf courses that are perfect for a relaxing spring afternoon. Whether you’re an amateur or expert golfer, there’s a course in Jackson that’s perfect for you.

Endless Amenities

Looking to take it easy? Stick around your community and enjoy the multitude of recreational facilities in your backyard. From basketball courts and swimming pools, to playgrounds and recreational areas, Walnut Ridge and and English Meadows have much to offer in the way of amenities. We’re sure you’ll find something to keep you entertained during the next beautiful spring day.

For more information about Walnut Ridge and English Meadows, click here.

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