What to Do in Kalamazoo

For those venturing to Kalamazoo, Michigan, finding things to do in the city should present no challenge at all. There are many things to do in Kalamazoo, ranging from Kalamazoo hockey to hiking, biking, bird watching, watersports and much, much more. In fact, no matter what it is that you love to do, you’ll find it here in spades. What’s on offer with the city and the greater county area?

Watching sports is one of the most popular things in Kalamazoo County. The Kalamazoo Wings is the city’s International Hockey League team, and can be found for home games at Wings Stadium. For those who love football, the West Michigan Mayhem offers some enjoyment, while the Western Michigan University NCAA Broncos are also favorites in the Kalamazoo community.

Of course, Kalamazoo is also home to an incredible range of parks. The Parks and Recreation Department maintains a total of 36 different parks throughout the city. These range from Academy Green and Angling Park to Crane Park, Davis Park, Dutton Park, Emerald Drive Park, Farrell Park, Hays Park and La Crone Park. The Parks and Recreation Department also offers numerous activities throughout the year hosted primarily within the city’s parks. And don't forget about your furry family members!  Take them to the Prairie View Dog Park, Meadow Run Dog Park or Fairmont Dog Park, which offer visitors and residents a place to bring Fido and let him run free.

Other things to do in Kalamazoo center on the natural areas surrounding the city. For example, the Kalamazoo River offers numerous options for boating, fishing, swimming and animal watching, while the watershed area outside the city (actually a marsh) is one of the city’s preferred areas for bird watching, as well as hiking and biking. The marsh offers a vast network of trails for visitors to explore, as well as other amenities, all set within one of the most beautiful natural settings in Michigan.

Finding other options in the Kalamazoo community is not difficult either. For those who enjoy shopping, the revitalized downtown area offers an immense wealth of stores, boutiques, cafes and eateries. Even those who haven’t been bitten by the shopping bug will find historical sites to explore, unique stores to venture within and much more to tempt them into an excursion.