Book an RV in Lansing and you’ll find yourself pretty much in the middle of Flint, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, and Grand Rapids. You’ll also have fairly easy access to Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron. Lansing is Michigan’s capital and is home to numerous universities as well as government buildings so there is a wide range of educational, cultural, and historically significant happenings as well as a very diverse population. Make sure to visit the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau for the most up-to-date information and request a Visitors Guide in preparation for your visit to this lovely city.
If you choose not to drive your Lansing RV rental everywhere, public transportation is provided by Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) buses, Greyhound intercity buses, and the Michigan Flyer buses to the Detroit Metro Airport. The WalMart Supercenter #2869 may allow overnight RV parking near the garden center.
The Great Outdoors
The city maintains a number of parks, facilities, and green spaces that you can take advantage of with a rental RV in Lansing. Some that you won’t want to miss include Hawk Island Park with a splash pad, nature trails, and a dog park; the Carl G. Fenner Nature Center with live animals and interpretive exhibits; Ralph W. Crego Park, which is part of 1,100 acres of green space in the center of this urban city; and Reutter Park with a fountain and plenty of greenery.
Bicyclists will enjoy the 13-mile Lansing River Trail that runs along the Grand River and the Red Cedar River to Michigan State University and passes Potter Park Zoo and the Capitol Loop. There are also numerous golf courses and disc golf as well as riverfront activities including kayaking and canoeing. Make sure to check them all out with your Lansing camper rental.
Nature lovers will not want to miss Shigematsu Memorial Garden, the W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens, the Fox Park Public Observatory, or the William M. Burchfield Park/Riverbend Nature Area when they book a motorhome rental in Lansing.
When you rent a motorhome in Lansing, you’ll need a place to park and the Heartland Woods Family Resort and Campground is one place to try. The park is family friendly, spacious, and shaded with some organized/planned activities. Sites feature electric, water, and WiFi. The park offers restrooms and showers, pools, miniature golf, an arcade, and other recreational facilities.
You and the Lansing motorhome rental can also stay at the Eaton County Fairgrounds. Sites include water and electric hookups. The fairgrounds are family and pet-friendly. The sites are shaded, spacious, and pull-through style and there is a dump station near the entrance of the fairgrounds. This is a very basic place to park for a few nights or more.
Another temporary home for the Lansing RV rental by owner is the Lansing Cottonwood Campground. Some sites feature full hookups and there are also primitive sites available. Waterfront sites are optional. The campground offers restrooms and hot showers, laundry facilities, a pool, canoes and kayaks, a playground, stocked fishing ponds, recreational facilities, an arcade and game room, and a party store.
You can also park your Lansing travel trailer rental at Sleepy Hollow State Park which boasts a lake, a river, miles of trails, and over 228 species of wildlife. Sites offer electrical hookups and the park has restrooms, showers, and a camp store with concessions.
Exploring the City
There’s quite a bit to do with a rental travel trailer in Lansing since this is such a diverse city. Farmers markets operate throughout the city, including the Lansing City Market that features specialty items as well as local produce all year round.
Michigan State University is home to the Kresge Art Museum, the MSU Museum, and the Abrams Planetarium. Culture vultures will enjoy the Riverwalk Theatre, the Peppermint Creek Theatre Company, Happendance (the state's longest-running professional modern dance company), and the Greater Lansing Ballet Company. Museums of interest include the Impression 5 Science Center, the Michigan Library and Historical Center, the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, and the R. E. Olds Transportation Museum. Travelers of all ages will want to see Potter Park Zoo, which spans 102 acres and houses over 160 species of animals as well as EDUtainment programs for children and families.
You may want to plan your Lansing rental camper vacation so you can take part in some of the special events that this city hosts every year. Some of the highlights include Lansing JazzFest, Old Town BluesFest, the African American Parade and Heritage Festival, the Old Town Festival of the Moon and Sun, the Michigan Pride festival, and the Silver Bells in the City Electric Light Parade. The Common Ground Festival takes place every July at the Adado Riverfront Park and features a lineup of big names in rock, pop, alternative, folk, country, hip hop, and R&B music as well as Ultimate Painting, a color run, and a zipline.
Lansing, MI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Lansing. Outdoorsy's Lansing RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.