Oshtemo and Texas Corners
From laid back breweries and a lake life mantra to carefully curated shops and fine dining, the Oshtemo and Texas Township area of Kalamazoo County is an outdoor enthusiasts haven and home to some of the best nature preserves and bike trails, as well as iU-Pick farms and markets.
Hike at Lillian Anderson Arboretum
Aside from academic uses of the Arboretum, this lovely outdoor space can be used for recreational purposes by students and members of the community. Take a walk or run along the trails, bring your dog (on leash!) and your friends and family!
Husted Farm Market
Husted Farm Market specializes in local homegrown fruits and vegetables in Southwest Michigan. We also have local honey and maple syrup!
VerHage Fruit Farm. & Cider Mill
The VerHage family has been growing quality fruits in Kalamazoo since the 60's. They continue to provide quality fruits, the famous cider, along with donuts, caramel apples, fudge and homemade pies.
Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery
Established in 1927, the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery currently produces steelhead, Chinook salmon, walleye and Great Lakes muskellunge for both inland and Great Lakes waters. This hatchery also has a visitor center that provides programs telling the tale of the Great Lakes fisheries and the vital role played by hatcheries.
Shawarma King for Lunch
Shawarma King is a family-owned Mediterranean restaurant that is beloved by so many in Kalamazoo and beyond! Their fresh food, delicious flavor, generous portions and top-notch hospitality are what keep people coming back.
Drake Farmstead Park
With the historic Drake House at its heart, this park features a new timber frame carriage barn for programs and events, walking trails, interpretive signs on nature and history, a picnic shelter, and parking lot.
Al Sabo Preserve
Go on a hike or mountain bike ride at Al Sabo Preserve. The habitats here are a diverse mix of woods, wetlands, and open meadows. Many of the trails are clearly marked and easy to follow, but there are also many unmarked and unmapped trails.
Have a beer or cider, or try both at Texas Corners Brewing Company
A family-owned and operated, farm-to-table style restaurant and microbrewery located just outside of Kalamazoo in Texas Township. Their menu features fresh, made from scratch options available nowhere else. Beer and cider selections are 100% crafted by them as well. They include familiar beer styles, hard cider made from apples grown in their family's orchards, and experimental small batch brews.
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