As summer fades, autumn's beauty emanates from the changing hues of a tree's leaves and the gradual reddening of a football coach's face. Revel in the colors of the season with this Groupon.
$25 for Beast of a Feast Admission for Two (Up to $60 Value)
Fenner Nature Center’s Beast of a Feast fundraiser kicks off the annual Apple Butter Festival with an all-you-can-eat event on Friday, October 12. The events runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. for drinks and socializing and the live music and food begin at 7 p.m. Food options include vegetarian chili, pulled pork, sweet corn, slaw, and more. One drink also comes with admission, and additional drinks are available for purchase. Beast of a Feast raises money for the Fenner Conservancy and includes a silent auction where guests can bid on outdoor gear, jewelry, and other sundries. A bluegrass-fusion band called The Whiskey Pickers sparks feet into dancing to their raucous tunes throughout the night.
Fenner Nature Center
Fenner Nature Center sprawls across 134 acres of preserved land, using the natural resources to educate the public on Michigan’s native wilderness. Four miles of hiking trails wind through the woods, leading walkers to a colorful butterfly garden, a native-plant garden, and an herb garden. Two paved trails accommodate wheelchairs as well. Inside the visitors’ center, guests can commune with live reptiles and amphibians native to the area or watch songbirds and wild turkeys mingle and plan Thanksgiving coups through wide picture windows.