• Winter Fun!
    Mother Nature is finally blasting us with some snow, so it’s time to plan some winter fun! Here on The Adventure Blog, we’ve shared some ideas for winter activities, and we have scoured the archives to capture all of that content in one handy-dandy post. And – bonus – keep reading to the bottom for a few brand-new additions! Winter Sports in Jackson County and Beyond Did you know that you can rent snowshoes at
  • A Fresh Start for 2024
    As 2024 begins, I’m feeling like sharing a heart-to-heart with you here. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from this community – it’s that we all have so much more in common than we realize. So while some of this blogpost feels vulnerable, I have a feeling it will resonate with you at the same time. Thanks for being here as we have a fresh start with a new year. <3 Elizabeth Looking Back Back in 2021,
  • Business Spotlight – 21 Blooms Tattoo Studio
    In this local business spotlight, we are excited to introduce you to 21 Blooms Tattoo Studio. Jackson’s newest tattoo shop celebrated their grand opening in December, and we are excited to share about this special spot here on The Adventure Blog! All About 21 Blooms Tattoo Studio Jackson County’s newest business is owned by Emily Radke, a local mom of three kiddos. 21 Blooms offers piercings and tattoos and hopes to add more offerings in
  • Business Spotlight – N&N Mascots
    In this local business spotlight, we are excited to introduce you to the incredible N&N Mascots. If you are planning a special event and want to add extra special touches, then this blog post is one you do not want to miss! All About N&N Mascots N&N Mascots is a rental company offering all types of cartoon character mascots. Characters can be rented for all types of special occasions, including birthday parties! This small business
  • Attend the Emerging Technology in Art Festival With Kids
    Have you heard about the Emerging Technology in Art (ETA) Festival that is coming to Jackson for a one-day preview on October 14? The Emerging Technology in Art festival is the latest endeavor from the Jackson Young Professionals, who also brought our community Bright Walls, and as seasoned festival planners – you know this is going to be good! We know you have questions (we did too!). Is this festival kid-friendly? How much does it cost? What are
  • Introducing: Peabody Lane – Horton, Michigan
    Note from the editor about Peabody Lane: When I heard about Peabody Lane’s You Pick Day coming up on 9/23/23 from 10 am – 6 pm, I just knew we had to do a feature post! What’s not to love about a family-friendly venue featuring gorgeous flowers, pumpkins, and more, with super reasonable prices? Keep reading for more information about this brand-new Jackson County spot! Welcome to Peabody Lane! We’re a brand new venue ready to
  • Kid-friendly Fun at Jackson Festival for the Arts
    There’s a new festival in town, and the Jackson Festival for the Arts is here to celebrate all of the different types of art throughout our community! Taking place from September 7-11, there is plenty of fun for all ages. While most events are appropriate for everyone, some do come with an “adult’s only disclaimer”. Never fear – Wonder and Wander – Jackson is here to highlight family-friendly and kid-friendly events. Keep reading as we
  • Hot Air Jubilee Tips
    The Hot Air Jubilee will be back in town from July 21-23, 2023, and we dug through the Wonder and Wander – Jackson archives to compile our best tips and tricks for attending with children. The Hot Air Jubilee is one of our favorite events in Jackson County. There is nothing quite like watching the process of a balloon inflating and taking off! Experiencing this joy through the eyes of your child is a core
  • Slayton Arboretum
    Summer has finally greeted us with its presence and the adventuring season is in full bloom. Nestled in Hillsdale (about 30 minutes south of Jackson), right near Hillsdale College’s campus is the Slayton Arboretum. 48 acres of pure beauty. No exaggeration, walking through the gated entrance feels exactly like entering a storybook scenery. Hills of greenery, plants, gazebos, and waterfalls- the Arb is absolutely breathtaking. The perfect place to pack a picnic and spend a
  • Conklin Reed Organ & History Museum
    Nestled in the small town of Hanover, Michigan is one special hidden gem – The Conklin Reed Organ and History Museum. Big and I made our first visit to this museum on Free Museum Day, and we left feeling so happy that we had visited! The Conklin Reed Organ and History Museum is filled with over 100 antique reed organs – many of which were built in Michigan in the 1800s! The volunteer docent was

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