What to do this Father's Day6/17/2020
As things reopen and the time is getting nearer, it is time to think about the best ways to enjoy Father’s Day this year. Obviously with the restrictions still in place there will not be a lot of Father’s Day events. That being said there are still many ways to enjoy the day with the fathers in your life. The Roberts Team recommends these seven ideas to enjoy with your family!
- Beaches: Now that the weather is getting better and restrictions are being lifted why not enjoy a Sunday at one of the fine beaches in Jackson County. Spend the day at Portage lake and enjoy an some hot dogs and burgers on the grill while also enjoying the refreshing lake! Or head on down to Clark lake and enjoy the sandy bottom beach, or bring your boat and go for a cruise! Gillletts lake will provide you with not only swimming and grilling but it also has a softball diamond to get your whole family involved in a game! Grass lake is perfect to grab some food from local establishments such as Missy’s Little Grass Shack and enjoy it lakefront on one of the picnic tables by the lake.
- Golf: A lot of my best memories have been shared over nine or 18 holes with my father. Jackson provides some great opportunities to hit the links with your dad this year. If you want variety in your course Calderone Golf course will provide you with a links style experience on the front and more of a wooded experience on the back. If you prefer more of an open course Lakeland Hills is never a bad option! For a world class experience we recommend The Grande, it’s a little pricey but the course is always immaculate. The Cascades golf course will provide you with a rustic experience, some of the greatest golfers to play the game have teed it up at this course.
- Hiking trails: Nothing compares to being out in nature. Jackson and the surrounding areas provide some excellent opportunities to spend the day in nature with your dad. The one we highly recommend is Waterloo Recreation area. Waterloo provides several options in length, difficulty, and scenery. You can spend the day learning the life cycles of a forest!
- Fishing: Everyone always remembers times that they went fishing with their dad or grandpa, we sure do! Jackson county provides an abundance of opportunities to go fishing with your dad or grandpa! From tiny little lakes with secret fishing spots to larger lakes with docks and boat launches Jackson has something offer
- Picnics: If lakeside dining is not your thing, Jackson provides many public areas to have an old fashioned family picnic. Grab your picnic basket and head out to Ella Sharp park. Play a game of frisbee or cornhole with your family and enjoy being outdoors.
- Game Day- If the weather will not cooperate for an outdoor adventure, then we recommend an old fashioned game day. Enjoying a couple of hours together while playing some board games or video games can bring back great memories from growing up. The only drawback is if someone is highly competitive or a sore loser this might not be ideal for your family!
- Zoo- With a lot of the state starting to reopen a great way to celebrate this is to head out to one of our fine zoos. Most zoos are opening back up on June 8th just in time for father’s day. Binder Park zoo is a wonderful little zoo just about an hour west of Jackson and is a family favorite. Potter Park Zoo is about an hour north and is worth the visit. Detroit zoo is an hour east and provides an extensive animal collection. Toledo Zoo is just an hour south and has an abundance of variety, from the african collection to the penguins.
Whether its is a nice day at the beach barbequing or fishing or going on an adventure to the zoo, Father’s Day is a great time to spend time with the family and create great memories! We hope these selections help you to make it a great day with your family!
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