We went exploring in Rockford, MI a couple of weekends ago. Visiting new places together is one of our most favorite things to do as a family. It's so nice when the unexplored town is less than an hour from home!
Rockford is a really neat town. If we didn't love Holland as much as we do, I could see us daydreaming about living there. It's situated right on the Rogue river, which is really clean and pretty. Park trails cut through neighborhoods, right into downtown which makes it extremely pedestrian friendly. The highlight of our trip was spending time at the dam, which is right in the center of town and has various levels of walkways and overlooks. They have a fantastic farmer's market. We were thoroughly charmed and spent almost the whole day there, skipping right over nap time (oops.)
^ The farmer's market in downtown Rockford. ^
^ Walking along the river side park trails, heading into downtown. ^
^ Silas was fascinated with the dam. I think he could have watched it all day. ^
^ Live music in the park. ^
^ We found a tiny pizza shop that served gluten free gyros! So good. ^
^ Chugging milk, their favorite part of any meal. ^
We'll be back soon, Rockford!