By Allison Rahn
As the leaves go from flourishing to feuille morte, the fall season in West Michigan makes an appearance featuring colorful trees, pumpkin patches, and fall festivities. Adventure Point is hosting The Fall Harvest Days to celebrate the return of autumn on Oct. 9-10.
The event will feature activities that suit people of all ages with a large variety of things to do with family and friends including enjoying the cider and doughnuts, testing sports skills, and taking a stroll through the fall trail walk.
The standard admission ticket per person includes the opportunity to participate in two activities, such as wall climbing and zip lining, along with cider and doughnuts. Those who wish to participate in additional activities can buy more activity tickets on site for $5 each. Admission is free for guests age 3 and under.
With the wide range of activities available, there are some things to keep in mind. Certain activities consist of restrictions to keep the guests participating as safe as possible. Guests who choose to ride the zipline need to be at least 11 yrs. old to participate, can weigh no more than 240 pounds, and need to be wearing closed toe shoes. With the rock climbing wall, participants must weigh at least 40 pounds, and wear closed toe shoes. If deciding to partake in ziplining, sports shooting, and wall climbing guests will be required to fill out and complete an Activity Liability Waiver.
The event will take place Oct. 9-10 at the Adventure Point park in Grand Rapids. They will be offering two sessions on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday with one session from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission to the event is $15 per person and they offer a family pass for $75 that includes one adult and five additional family members in between the ages of 3 and 17. The prices then are $25 per person and $85 for the whole family, which includes one adult and five additional family members, at the door. Tickets are available online.