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Local Spotlight: Dave Walker’s favorite things to do in Kalamazoo

Posted on September 3rd, 2014
gilmore car museum

The Gilmore Car Museum located in Hickory Corners, Michigan, features more than 300 vehicles spanning all eras. It was named a Top 5 Car Museum by Antique Automobile magazine.

things to do kalamazoo

Dave Walker grew up in Kalamazoo and went to Loy Norrix High School and Albion College. He is a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and loves helping clients accomplish their real estate goals.

• Fun place(s) for kids/families?
Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, Kalamazoo County Fair, Air Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum

• Best breakfast?
Kare’s Village Diner in Richland

• Top hangout?
The sandbar in Gull Lake

• Best late-night spot?
The Dock at Bayview in Gull Lake

• Favorite thing to do in each season?
Spring – golf, Summer – golf, Fall – golf, Winter –  practice golf (Golfdome in Schoolcraft)


• Coolest Kalamazoo-history fact?
Kalamazoo College has been the site of the Boys 16s & 18s National Tennis Championships for 72 years!

• Favorite attraction?
USTA Boys Tennis National Championships

• Favorite Kalamazoo festival/event?
Blues Fest

• Favorite place to grab a drink?
Wayside West

• Best pizza?
Fricanos

• Favorite restaurant?
Casa Bolero

Kal-Haven Trail

Kal-Haven Trail spans from Kalamazoo to South Haven, Michigan! Enjoy a hike, bike ride, horseback ride, or a leisurely stroll on this 34-mile trail from South Haven to Kalamazoo.


• Perfect day trip?
Bicycle the Kal-Haven Trail, stop in Bloomingdale for lunch, then on to South Haven

• Favorite thing about Kalamazoo?
There’s so much to do, all year!

• Hidden gem in greater Kalamazoo?
The Kalamazoo House Bed & Breakfast

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