Things to Do In and Around St Johns

While visiting The Nordic Pineapple we hope that you will take advantage of some of the amazing things there are to do in the area. To help facilitate you trip we have compiled a list of some of these activities to help you find that perfect thing to do. If you do not see something that seems to fit the bill please let us know and we are more than happy to help find what you are looking for.

Do to the COVID pandemic we do encourage you to reach out to these venues directly to ensure they are open and verify their hours of operation.

Uncle John’s Cider Mill

Located just 10 minutes from The Nordic Pineapple, there is always something going on at Uncle Johns, from hay rides to apple picking to cider tasting. Be sure to stop by the gift store and grab some cider, donuts and cookies for the ride home (Kjersten loves the molasses cookies). They also offer special events throughout the summer and fall. Visit their website for a full list of upcoming events.

Potter Park Zoo

Potter Park Zoo is a 20-acre zoo within an 80-acre park located in Lansing. With more than 500 animal residents, there is always something new and exciting to see. From special events to programs for children and adults, the Zoo offers family fun and enrichment year-round. Explore the Zoo and help celebrate, study, and protect the diversity of animals and their habitats. All this just 25 minutes south of The Nordic Pineapple.

Steam Railroading Institute

“The Polar Express” is one of the most beloved Christmas stories of all time and there’s a reason it’s endured throughout the years as both a children’s book and a feature film. But did you know you can take your very own Polar Express ride in Michigan, only 20 minutes from The Nordic Pineapple?

There is more to the Steam Railroading Institute than just The Polar Express. Be sure to come check out everything they have to offer.

Old Town

Old Town is Lansing’s original downtown and boutique district. The neighborhood’s beautiful Victorian buildings are filled with unique galleries, tasty eateries, quaint boutiques, creative businesses, specialty shops, nightclubs and more. This arts district hosts festivals, gallery walks and farmers markets throughout the year. This is the place for exceptional customer service and that little something extra. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon or evening and it’s just 30 minutes south of The Nordic Pineapple.

St Johns Pavilion from a drone

Concerts in the Park

On Wednesday evenings all summer long St Johns offers music in the park starting at 7 pm.  The park is only about a mile from the inn.  You can grab one of our guest bikes, a couple of guest chairs and enjoy an evening under the sky listening to local talent.  Plan to arrive around 6 to get the best spot. All concerts are held rain or shine.

2020 Summer Schedule

July 1 – The Sea Cruisers – Good old classic rock

July 8 – Jeff Richards and Friends – Great vocals

July 15 – Jack Clarkson Band – A dynamic band

July 22 – Miranda and the M80’s – The best of the 80’s

July 29 – Root Doctor – Classic soul, R&B and blues

August 5 – Vintage 20’s – Great roaring 20’s band

August 12 – David Shelby – Country with a Motown twist

August 19 -David Gerald – The very best of the blues

August 26 – Dave Bennett Quartet – From swing to rock

September 2 – Matt King – His award winning tribute to Elvis

More Activities In and Around St. Johns