TO DO AND SEE IN AND AROUND THE LOWELL AREA
Enjoy a stroll along the streets of Lowell while observing the unique
historical businesses. Downtown Lowell is a bustling, vibrant, strollable,
walkable people place with unique shops, gathering places in distinctly
different restaurants, graceful trees, a restored facades, clock tower,
the Lowell Showboat and riverfront.
The Lowell Showboat was established in Lowell in the late 1900's and has
remained steadfast in the community. In the past, the Showboat has been
home to concerts by famous people and groups. In the past 3 years, that
tradition has been continued by introducing the Lowell Summer Sizzlin'
Concert Series. The series runs throughout the summer on Thursday nights
- with different outdoor entertainment each week.
Area Historical Museum
Whether a historical buff, young or old, the museum is sure to fascinate
you. The aim of the Lowell Area Historical Museum is to provide a museum
setting as well as learning opportunities where individuals can draw connections
to their past, their community and their world. This is accomplished by
providing historical exhibits and programming that helps to make history
come alive. Also nearby are the Bowne Township Historical Museum, Fallasburg
Historical Museum, and Ada Averill Museum.
Area Arts Council
Welcome to the LAAC, celebrating 25 years of bringing the arts to the
greater Lowell community. The LAAC¹s purpose is to encourage the
understanding, appreciation and importance of the arts in the schools
and communities we serve and to provide expression and enjoyment of the
arts to all segments of these communities.
River Outreach Ministries
Flat River Outreach Ministries purpose is to provide emergency food
and financial aid for the residents of Lowell and run the FROM Thrift
Shop. The Thrift Shop is open to everyone, Wednesday-Friday from 12:00
noon to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. In addition,
FROM sponsors the Foodmobile, which distributes free food to Lowell residents
every other month.
The Fallasburg Historical Society was created to "preserve the pioneering
spirit of Fallasburg". Come enjoy the living history of Fallasburg,
a village started in the mid 1800's and is on the National Historic Register.
With two museums open to the public, several original buildings, we invite
the public to see & learn about this wonderful little town.
The Lowell area is known for historical Covered Bridges. There are 3 in
the area. Fallasburg Covered Bridge is located in Fallasburg
Park on the Flat River. A little farther north out of town is the Historic
White's Bridge also located on the Flat River. In the next
town over is the Ada Covered Bridge.
After touring Downtown Historic Lowell and grabbing a bit to eat
take Hudson Street North. Hudson Street will turn into Lincoln Lake, continue
following Lincoln Lake North 4 miles. Turn east onto Fallasburg Park Rd
following it into the park. You should stay to your right/ Covered Bridge
Road and you will come to Fallasburg Covered Bridge. Continuing you will
pass through the Fallasburg Historic Village. (Misner House Museum and
Old School House Museum) Follow the road to Mc Pherson /Potters Rd and
turn east. Traveling East on Potters Rd go to Whites Bridge Road and turn
north. This will take you to the bridge. Continue on Whites Bridge Road
to 5 Mile Road turn west, follow 5 Mile approximately 10 miles coming
to Honey Creek and turn South. Follow Honey Creek into Ada, wind around
on M-21 into the village and look for the bridge.
Englehardt Public Library is a branch of the Kent District Library
offering the community many different activities for children of all ages.
Life Process Center
The Franciscan Life Process Center has many diverse programs and workshops
throughout the year. Located in a beautiful, wooded setting we also have
a working farm, with animals!
The 80-acre Wittenbach Center adjoins the Wege Foundation Natural Area
for the study of ecology - 61 acres of woodland managed by the Land Conservancy
of West Michigan. Trails link the two, and many programs are conducted
in the Wege Natural Area. The Wege Natural Area and Wittenbach trail system
is open to the public during daylight hours for foot traffic only (no
motor vehicles, no hunting).
The GRAAA (Grand Rapids Amateur Astronomical Association) opens the James
C. Veen Observatory to the public on the second and last Saturdays of
the month from April through October if the skies are clear. Please call
the Starwatch number, 897-7065 for updates and the status of a particular
night if the weather conditions are questionable. Along with the observatory
telescopes, Association members set up their own telescopes so that visitors
can view the splendors of the night sky. Visitors can also tour the facility
and enjoy an audiovisual presentation.
Lowell has miles of trails in top condition that is part of the North
Country Trails that sprawls throughout multiple states. Lowell is host
of the North Country Trails Association's headquarters.
Fallasburg Park and the Pavilion are the hub of community events and celebrations.
Fallasburg Fall Festival, weddings, and family/work picnics bring the
community together in this warm and friendly environment. Located on the
flat river with swimming, play sets and relaxation.
On display near the Showboat, the Veteran's Memorial is a special feature
of Lowell. The memorial was set in place in 1998.
Lowell Festivals and Events
Lowell is the host to many festivals and events throughout the year. Some
of these include the Fallasburg Fall Festival, Christmas through Lowell,
OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO WHILE IN THE LOWELL AREA
-- Lowell Area YMCA.
-- Miniature golf, roller skating, bowling and laser tag.
-- Parks and beaches which include childrens playgrounds.
-- Lowell has 2 different bowling alleys and the Ada-Lowell 5 theater.
-- Antique stores in both downtown Lowell and outlying areas.
-- Lowell has miles of hiking, biking and cross country ski trails.
-- Go camping on the North Country Trails or area campgrounds!
-- Tennis courts can be found near the Lowell High School.
AND SOON TO COME