If you haven't heard yet, there will be a bajillion kids descending upon the greater East Lansing area at the end of May for the Odyssey of the Mind championships.
As a MSU alum, I'm thrilled to be returning but am fully aware that East Lansing/Okemos isn't exactly the kiddy summer vacation capital of the US. I'm looking for some creative suggestions about what to do around the area while we are in between performances.
I saw that the Impressions 5 museum is still around and I figure that the ice arena will be open for public skating. However, I'm also wondering if there are any outdoor activities around the area. (River rafting, great places to hike, etc.) We're flying into Grand Rapids so we might have time to head to the lakeshore post-tournament, but I don't think we'll want to drive farther than 45 minutes outside of town during the week.
Any suggestions you might offer will be greatly appreciated!