5 Ways to Celebrate Spring in Lansing

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 Independence Commons. Here are our favorite things to do in and around this Potterville, MI manufactured home community. 

Walk Around Campus

Potterville is a short distance from East Lansing, home of Michigan State University. Walk around campus and take in the beauty of storied buildings and natural surroundings like the Red Cedar River. Then, head off campus and walk up and down Grand River Avenue, home to some of the coolest college style shops and restaurants in the country.

Lugnuts Baseball Game

Spring and baseball go together like warm apple pie and vanilla ice cream. While the Detroit Tigers play their home games 100 miles away, the Lansing Lugnuts are right around the corner. The Lugnuts are a minor league team but they offer great promotions like “Kids Day” and “Freebie Friday,” plus an exciting fan experience.

Bike to the Capitol

If you’re feeling adventurous, hop on your bike and pedal over to the State Capitol in Lansing. About 13 miles from your Independence Commons manufactured home, the ride should take about an hour each way. The Capitol is located right along the Grand River near Michigan Avenue. It’s surrounded by other historical buildings, as well as several restaurants and other neat attractions. The ride will make for a great workout and unforgettable afternoon.


Like so many Michigan cities, Lansing boasts a wide selection of pristine and challenging golf courses. According to golfnow.com, the Lansing area has 43 courses altogether. Several public courses are available, offering different degrees of difficulty. Whether you’re a first time golfer or certified pro, there’s a course for you.

Hang in Your Community

Sometimes the most fun is right in your backyard. That’s often the case in Independence Commons, where residents enjoy top-notch recreational facilities like our outdoor basketball court, neighborhood swimming pool, playgrounds and picnic area. So if you’re looking to take it easy, just stick around your community. We know one thing for sure: you’ll never run out of things to do!

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