Rockford is the place to be for any outdoor enthusiast. The city is home to a local treasure known as The White Pine Trail State Park. Once a bustling railroad line, the park has the unique distinction of following a linear format that runs from the Cadillac to Grand Rapids and cuts through Rockland. Enjoy a long and scenic walk along the beautiful Rogue River, or bike away to your heart's content. The rail-to-trail park provides ample opportunities for nature photography, snowmobiling, picnicking, and more. Make a day of it and enjoy a healthy breath of fresh air.
When you could use a night off from cooking, head into Downtown Rockford for a bite to eat. One of the neighborhood hotspots is Red's on the River, where you will find gourmet entrees that include lamb chops, jambalaya, Delmonico steaks, and countless other mouthwatering options. For more casual fare, check out the family-friendly Corner Bar. This fun restaurant touts itself as "the official hot dog capitol of Michigan," and offers a challenge to diners to eat 12 hot dogs (with toppings) within four hours for a special spot on their Hall of Fame wall and a T-shirt.
Rockford may be tiny, but it is still chock full of great places to shop. Downtown Rockford is full of unique shops and boutiques where you will be greeted by the owners and find countless treasures, whether you are looking for something for yourself or a friend. Check out Kimberly's Boutique for one-of-a-kind women's clothing and accessories for fashion-forward ladies. For the young and young-at-heart, swing by Aunt Candy's Toy Company and get lost in over 4000 square feet of toys, games, books, and more, all guaranteed to get imaginations running at full-speed.