A family takes a photo near the rose garden at Applewood Estate in Flint, Michigan.

The Explore Flint & Genesee blog features local attractions, restaurants, and weekly things to do in and around the county. Here you'll be able to learn more about our area to help you plan your next trip or discover your next favorite attraction or restaurant in Flint & Genesee!

Catch the Fall Colors in Flint & Genesee

Autumn is officially here, and the trees are starting to change. Soon, we will be in peak time for fall colors. According to Pure Michigan Fall Color Map, the entire state of Michigan will be in peak fall color season starting mid-October. In Flint & Genesee, there are plenty of places to catch the…

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Find a Fright in Flint & Genesee

With the first of October coming up next week, people are starting to get excited for “spooky season.” From Halloween movies to costume parties, many activities are coming up to get people in the holiday spirit. Another way to get into the spirit is by hitting up a haunted attraction like a haunted…

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8 Places to Find Pumpkins in Flint & Genesee

We’re getting into fall and now is a great time to start planning your fall décor and pumpkin carving fun. Luckily, Flint & Genesee is filled with orchards, farms and pumpkin patches with plenty of pumpkins to choose from. Support a local farmer this year and check out these eight places you can buy…

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Flint & Genesee

Each year, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. It is marked by the anniversary of independence of five Hispanic countries on September 15 including Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, who all declared independence in 1821. The month also…

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5 Restaurants with Great Dessert Options

Flint & Genesee has a ton of great places to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner. But what if your favorite part of a meal is dessert? Within the county, there are plenty of places that serve delicious house-made desserts. This is great news since according to the Global Indulgence Study 64 percent of…

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Experience the Orchards in Flint & Genesee

Summer comes to a close, now is a great time to plan a trip to your local apple orchard. Most people are ready to feel the crisp fall air, see the beautiful autumn colors, and pick up some apples and donuts at a local orchard. Many fall apple varieties including MacIntosh, Honey Crisp and Red…

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Discover Black-owned Businesses in Flint & Genesee

August is National Black Business Month. A month dedicated to recognizing Black business owners across the country. The month was founded in 2004 by Historian John William Templeton and engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr. to highlight and uplift Black-owned business. According to Census data, 20.3…

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Experience Golf in Flint & Genesee

Home to 21 public and private golf courses, Flint & Genesee is a golf lover’s dream. As the birthplace of the Buick Open, golf is a clear part of the history of the region. Now, with Warwick Hills Country Club as the host site for the Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, golf is tied to the culture…

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5 Things to do Before Summer Ends

There is a month and a half left of summer which is still plenty of time to make the most of the warm weather. Schools are slowly going back in session; however, locals and visitors can still spend a weekend soaking up all that Flint & Genesee has to offer in the summer. From wading on the water to…

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