We believe the best way to experience Grand Rapids is by moving at street level, accompanied by a savvy guide who can share history, trivia and fun facts about the people and places you encounter along the way. What an incredible combination of exercise, entertainment, and education. We love fitness. We love touring. We love Grand Rapids. And we’d love to share our enthusiasm with you!
Fulton Street Graveyard (Offered all year, but most enjoyable in October - day or night)
175+ years ago, in 1838, the new village of Grand Rapids opened their first public graveyard - just 12 years after the arrival of Louis Campau, the first non-Native American to settle along the Grand River at the rapids Situated at the eastern boundary of the village - it was purposely located well away from the center of settlement. As the first and the oldest graveyard in Grand Rapids history, these humble monuments and graves commemorate fascinating lives of first generation G-Rap colonists. Aren’t you just dying to know WHO? Enjoy a dramatic narrative while we wander through this quiet place of remembrance. Hop aboard the time machine… and see where original pioneer settlers of Grand Rapids lay in rest. Walkers meet at the Fulton Street Cemetery, runners meet in the lobby of the JW Marriott. Register at www.grandrapidsrunningtours.com