A Guide to Eden on East Lake: Things to Do, Places to Eat and What to Bring

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A Guide to Eden on East Lake: Things to Do, Places to Eat and What to Bring

Things to Do Nearby

This place is awesome and just a five minute drive from Eden. Layton’s R.V.F. (Rolling View Farm) specializes in horseback riding, riding lessons, and horse training. They have over 30 horses on the farm, most of which are the Haflinger breed.  These horses are a sturdy, good tempered breed with a beautiful golden coat and blonde mane and tails.
Layton's R.V.F. ( rolling view farm )
3155 24th St
This place is awesome and just a five minute drive from Eden. Layton’s R.V.F. (Rolling View Farm) specializes in horseback riding, riding lessons, and horse training. They have over 30 horses on the farm, most of which are the Haflinger breed.  These horses are a sturdy, good tempered breed with a beautiful golden coat and blonde mane and tails.
Take the family here to pick fruit. Cherries in June/July, peaches in August, apples Labor Day weekend and pumpkins in September/October.
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Crane Orchards U-Pick and Corn Maze
6054 124th Avenue
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Take the family here to pick fruit. Cherries in June/July, peaches in August, apples Labor Day weekend and pumpkins in September/October.
This is the closest and most beautiful golf course in the area. It's about 15 minutes away.
Diamond Springs Golf Course
3400 34th Street
This is the closest and most beautiful golf course in the area. It's about 15 minutes away.

Restaurants and Bars

This place is just 5 minutes away in the town of Hopkins and has the best pizza around. It's very good! Also, it's the "go to" place for beer, beverages and snacks.
C D's Quik Mart
135 W Main St
This place is just 5 minutes away in the town of Hopkins and has the best pizza around. It's very good! Also, it's the "go to" place for beer, beverages and snacks.
This place does NOT have the best pizza in town (go to CDs for that) but it does have a good selection of Italian and other favorite. It has a pretty decent bar and a large amount of indoor seating. This is a good choice for breakfast as well.
Russo's Pizzeria Bar & Grille
100 E Main St
This place does NOT have the best pizza in town (go to CDs for that) but it does have a good selection of Italian and other favorite. It has a pretty decent bar and a large amount of indoor seating. This is a good choice for breakfast as well.
Have an ice cream craving? This is the place. Just 5 minutes away in the little town of Hopkins. Open summers only.
Hop Cones
99 Wise Street
Have an ice cream craving? This is the place. Just 5 minutes away in the little town of Hopkins. Open summers only.
Love beer? Love tap rooms? You'll love Founders. Once a draft brewery, now a large brewery with a super fun tap room. Plan an evening here for dinner and drinks. It's 30 minutes door to door.
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Founders Brewing Co
235 Grandville Ave SW
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Love beer? Love tap rooms? You'll love Founders. Once a draft brewery, now a large brewery with a super fun tap room. Plan an evening here for dinner and drinks. It's 30 minutes door to door.
A decent Italian restaurant/sports bar. I'd go to Russos in Hopkins before this place but if you need a sports bar fix, this place has a good bar and lots of TVs. Food is so so.
Salvino's Ristorante Sports Bar & Grille
700 W Superior St
A decent Italian restaurant/sports bar. I'd go to Russos in Hopkins before this place but if you need a sports bar fix, this place has a good bar and lots of TVs. Food is so so.
Fun little brewery right in middle of "downtown" Wayland. Pretty good beer but go elsewhere for food.
The OpenRoad Brewery
128 South Main Street
Fun little brewery right in middle of "downtown" Wayland. Pretty good beer but go elsewhere for food.
Great place for baked goods, donuts and other "take home" oven items. Open Wed-Sun (close at noon on Sat/Sun)
Main Street Bakery
147 West Main Street
Great place for baked goods, donuts and other "take home" oven items. Open Wed-Sun (close at noon on Sat/Sun)
If local dive bars are your thing, this is your place. Food and drink. 5 minutes away.
Cocktailz Bar & Grill
131 Water St
If local dive bars are your thing, this is your place. Food and drink. 5 minutes away.
A classic simple bar and restaurant, often with some live music. It's about 10 minutes away.
Hilliards Corner Lounge
3508 18th Street
A classic simple bar and restaurant, often with some live music. It's about 10 minutes away.

Groceries

This is your basic large grocery store about 15 minutes away. Good place to stock up on everything.
Harding's
300 Reno Drive
This is your basic large grocery store about 15 minutes away. Good place to stock up on everything.
If you're driving from Indiana or Illinois, this is a great stopover to get supplies.
Meijer
1195 M-89
If you're driving from Indiana or Illinois, this is a great stopover to get supplies.
We have a coffee maker and coffee for you at Eden. But if you need something more this might do the trick. Sorry, we are in "Starbucks desert."
BIGGBY COFFEE
1114 West Superior Street
We have a coffee maker and coffee for you at Eden. But if you need something more this might do the trick. Sorry, we are in "Starbucks desert."

Cities and Towns to Visit Nearby

Downtown Grand Rapids is about 35 minutes away and offers a wide variety of dining, museums and other attractions.
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Grand Rapids
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Downtown Grand Rapids is about 35 minutes away and offers a wide variety of dining, museums and other attractions.
Holland MI is a cute smaller town about 35 minutes NW of Eden. It's a nice place for daytime shopping and Holland State Park (beach) is nearby as well.
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Holland
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Holland MI is a cute smaller town about 35 minutes NW of Eden. It's a nice place for daytime shopping and Holland State Park (beach) is nearby as well.
Our favorite small town brimming with art galleries, restaurants, bars - all set on a beautiful marina near Lake Michigan. 35 minute drive and well worth it!
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Saugatuck
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Our favorite small town brimming with art galleries, restaurants, bars - all set on a beautiful marina near Lake Michigan. 35 minute drive and well worth it!

For Rainy/Snowy/Cold Days

This is a nice quality mall with 100+ stores and many other stores and restaurants nearby. Perfect for rainy days. 30 minutes away.
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Rivertown Crossings Mall
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This is a nice quality mall with 100+ stores and many other stores and restaurants nearby. Perfect for rainy days. 30 minutes away.
This fairly large casino is just 15 minutes drive away from Eden. More than 2,000 slot machines, table games, poker room and more. Frequent live music and many food options.
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Gun Lake Casino
1123 129th Avenue
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This fairly large casino is just 15 minutes drive away from Eden. More than 2,000 slot machines, table games, poker room and more. Frequent live music and many food options.
Rainy day? This is the perfect antidote. This is the largest car museum in the USA! It's about a 40 minute drive but well worth it.
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Gilmore Car Museum
6865 W Hickory Rd
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Rainy day? This is the perfect antidote. This is the largest car museum in the USA! It's about a 40 minute drive but well worth it.
Great place to go on a rainy day. Hundreds of stores. 25 minute drive away.
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Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids
350 84th St SW
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Great place to go on a rainy day. Hundreds of stores. 25 minute drive away.

Sightseeing

This place is amazing and excellent for all ages. See the largest bronze horse in the world and an awesome botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park. 40 minute drive and worth it.
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Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 East Beltline Avenue Northeast
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This place is amazing and excellent for all ages. See the largest bronze horse in the world and an awesome botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park. 40 minute drive and worth it.

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What to Bring

Eden is well stocked with the following: > Pots, pans, utensils, dishes, bowls > Glasses, including wine glasses > Basic spices: salt, pepper, grill rub, olive oil, other basics for cooking > Paper towels, napkins, toilet paper > Linens, bath towels > Kirkland body wash, shampoo, conditioner > Charcoal and starters for grill > Firewood and starters (most of the time) > Basic fishing poles and lifejackets Things you should consider bringing, depending on the season: > Beach towels > Swimsuits > Water shoes/flip flops > Boots/gloves/scarf (winter) > Phone charging cord
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Fishing on East Lake

Love fishing? East Lake, at 65 acres, is not huge but has plenty of large mouth bass, pike, walleye and bluegills. Bring your tackle box. We have a rowboat ready for your use or fish from shore.