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Come discover one of Michigan’s best kept secrets located on the west central side of the state.  A little piece of heaven called Big Rapids.

Enjoy a lazy, summer afternoon tubing down the majestic Muskegon River, a colorful, fall stroll along the Big Rapids Riverwalk  or how about a scenic snowmobile ride on the White Pine Trail offering nature at its finest.

Explore over 14,000 acres of state land, drop a line in one of our 100 plus lakes, or just kick back, relax and see where the current takes you. 

For more information contact us at 1-888-229-4FUN


Free seminar on how to promote your Mecosta County travel or unique business on Michigan.org

DATE:                       April 8th, 2015

TIME:                        9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION:               Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

COST:                       Free – but registration is required


The Pure Michigan campaign has been a huge success and the Pure Michigan website, maintained by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is the number one visited travel/tourism website in the country. It is also the “official” Michigan travel website. Mecosta County has so much to offer and we want to help you represent your business or attraction to the best of your ability.

The Mecosta County Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is partnering with Pure Michigan to offer you a Pure Michigan Training experience. This free seminar will be held on April 8th, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center at 1005 Perry Street Big Rapids 9:00 a.m. to 11:00am.

Many travel industry members will find a basic business listing on the Michigan travel website. At this presentation, you will be shown how to access your listing or get your listing included if you do not currently have one.

This will be hands on seminar so be sure to bring your laptops or tablets. Did you know that you can add photos, events and deals/packages to your property profile—all for free?  To be eligible you must be primarily a direct tourism-related business. To determine if you fit this criteria, you should fit into one of the category tabs/sub tabs across the top of the Pure Michigan home page at www.michigan.org (Play, Stay, Plan, etc.).  This is a free seminar that will assist you in understanding all of the opportunities that this top of the line website has to offer.

MEDC/Travel Michigan also generates quarterly reports that show how many hits your business had received. Be sure to take advantage of this important free promotional opportunity for your business. Call today to reserve your space on April 8th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00a.m. You may call the Mecosta County Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 231-796-7640 or email director@bigrapids.org.  Coffee, Tea and ice water will be provided.

Take a moment and listen to our Pure Michigan commercial!

Pure Michigan Big Rapids Logo