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!

Savannah Turbett

Experience the Orchards in Flint & Genesee

Summer comes to a close, and 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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Explore Flint & Genesee Farmers’ Markets

Local farmers’ markets are a staple in many midwestern cities and towns. Throughout Michigan, there are plenty of seasonal and year-long farmers’ markets from Detroit’s Eastern Market to small farm stands. In Flint & Genesee, local cities host seasonal farmers’ markets and there are a few year-round…

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5 Places to Get Local Produce

Flint and Genesee County has a vibrant agriculture industry with many local farmers growing fruits and vegetables during the warm seasons in their fields and during the wintertime in greenhouses and hoop houses. Access to fresh, local produce is never far. Here are five places you can shop: Rich’s…

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Flint & Genesee

With the Fourth of July approaching, many people in Flint & Genesee are planning ways to celebrate the holiday. From boat days to barbeques, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day in the area. Here are some events you can attend to celebrate the Fourth of July. 2023 Fenton Freedom…

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Celebrate Pride in Flint & Genesee

June is an important month for the LGBTQ+ community. It was when the Stonewall Uprising occurred in New York City, inspiring the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. On the first anniversary of this historic event, gay activists in New York organized the Christopher Street Liberation March as part of the…

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Dine Al Fresco in Flint & Genesee

Borrowed from the Italian phrase for “in the cool/fresh air,” al fresco dining became increasingly popular in the last few years as an alternative way to dine while maintaining social distancing practices. Since 2020, throughout the county outdoor dining options have gained traction with places with…

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New Exhibits to Visit in Flint & Genesee

Looking for a fun way to spend time with friends and family or just a good way to get out into the community? Check out these new gallery and museum exhibits in Flint & Genesee. Flint Institute of Arts Located in the Flint Cultural Center, the Flint Institute of Arts has the second-largest fine arts…

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Discover an Accessible Outdoors in Flint & Genesee

Flint & Genesee is filled with places to enjoy nature. But did you know that Flint & Genesee also has a number of fully accessible nature spots to accommodate people of varying abilities? According to the CDC, 1 in 4 adults live with a disability and from that, the most common is mobility which…

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Flint & Genesee

March 17 marks St. Patrick’s Day, a day to celebrate Irish culture and commemorate the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day has been observed as a holiday by the Catholic Church, Church of Ireland, Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church since the 17 century and is typically celebrated…

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