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!
If you want to time travel - and step back into an era of graceful, elegant living and imagine life as an heiress to a furniture company fortune - then join us on Heritage Hill. Located immediately east of downtown Grand Rapids, this is the city's oldest residential district and Michigan's largest and finest concentration of nineteenth and early twentieth-century houses. Over 50 architectural styles are represented in one of the largest urban historic districts in the U.S. We stop at 14 of the 1,300 homes that date from 1843. These were the homes of mayors, bankers, attorneys, company owners, lumber barons, doctors, judges, and clothiers who shaped the city’s future. This was where the upper crust lived…on “the hill”. Register at www.grandrapidsrunningtours.com