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Rockford is a small town of approximately 5,000 residents, located just ten miles northeast of Grand Rapids. The town has a leisurely pace that appeals to visitors and it's known for its picturesque riverfront, thriving downtown, outdoor recreational opportunities and charming neighborhoods. Recent research has revealed Rockford to be well-suited for casual browsing and exploring and it is home to a beautiful park system, miles of paved State hiking and biking trails, public and private golfing facilities and more. The White Pine Trail State Park, which is a turn-of-the-20th-century railroad line trail that provides a direct link from Grand Rapids, travels through Rockford along the scenic Rogue River and provides wonderful opportunities for hiking, biking and rollerblading. You'll also find several neighborhood parks in Rockford, along with beautiful open spaces along the river for picnicking and relaxing. The Rockford Dam Overlook is one of the highlights of the city and provides a spectacular view of the Rogue River, while Peppler Park, located just west of the Rockford Dam, provides a fishing platform and access for a scenic walk across the dam. Memorial Park in Rockford is home to Rum Creek, which is a pristine, cold water trout stream, and the site of the Rum Creek Nature/Fitness Trail, as well as the popular Community Cabin and one of the best wooden playground structures in the region. All of this and more, such as family festivals, shopping and dining, music and theater and art in the park can be enjoyed throughout the year in the town of Rockford, Michigan.

Surrounding areas: Grand Rapids, Michigan (12.1 mi), Greenville, Michigan (16.0 mi), Saranac, Michigan (21.9 mi), Newaygo, Michigan (24.0 mi), Six Lakes, Michigan (29.5 mi), Lake Odessa, Michigan (31.6 mi), White Cloud, Michigan (31.6 mi)

Rockford Vacation Rentals

Rockford Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Suites350 Dodge StComstock Park, MI7.2 mi.(616) 785-7899
Springhill Suites By Marriott-Grand Rapids North450 Center DrGrand Rapids, MI9.0 mi.(616) 785-1600
Quality Inn Grand Rapids North2171holton Court NWGrand Rapids, MI10.9 mi.(616) 791-8000
Baymont Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Walker2151 Holton CT NWWalker, MI10.9 mi.(616) 735-9595
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel187 Monroe Ave NWGrand Rapids, MI12.0 mi.(800) 253-3590
Country Inn & Suites3251 Deposit Drive NEGrand Rapids, MI12.1 mi.(616) 942-7000
Country Inn & Suites5399 28th St Court SEGrand Rapids, MI12.1 mi.(616) 977-0909
Grand Rapids Hampton Inn North500 Ctr Dr NWGrand Rapids, MI12.1 mi.(616) 647-1000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids Airport5401 28th St Ct SEGrand Rapids, MI12.1 mi.(616) 940-8100
Holiday Inn Select3063 Lk Eastbrook BlvdGrand Rapids, MI12.1 mi.(616) 285-7600
Springhill Suites By Marriott450 Centee DrGrand Rapids, MI12.1 mi.(888) 287-9400
Staybridge Suites3000 Lk E Brk BlvdGrand Rapids, MI12.1 mi.(616) 464-3200
Courtyard By Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown11 Monroe Ave NWGrand Rapids, MI12.2 mi.(616) 242-6000
Days Inn - Grand Rapids310 Pearl St NWGrand Rapids, MI12.2 mi.(616) 235-7611
Holiday Inn Express Grand Rapids North358 River Rdg Drive NWWalker, MI13.3 mi.(616) 647-4100
Motel 6 - Walker777 Three Mile RdWalker, MI13.3 mi.(616) 784-9375
Fairfield Inn Grand Rapids3930 Stahl Dr SEGrand Rapids, MI14.2 mi.(616) 940-2700
Homewood Suites By Hilton3920 Stahl Dr SeGrand Rapids, MI14.2 mi.(616) 285-7100
Residence Inn By Marriott - Grand Rapids2701 E Beltline SeGrand Rapids, MI14.2 mi.(616) 957-8111
Comfort Inn - Grand Rapids4155 28TH StGrand Rapids, MI14.3 mi.(616) 957-2080
Quality Inn Terrace Club4495 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI14.3 mi.(616) 956-8080
Baymont Inn-grand Rapids/airport2873 Kraft Ave SeGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(616) 956-3300
Crowne Plaza5700 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(616) 957-1770
Days Inn4981 28TH St SEGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(616) 956-9304
Days Inn5500 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(616) 949-8400
Econo Lodge5175 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(616) 956-6601
Hiilton Grand Rapids4747 28th St SEGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(616) 957-0100
Knights Inn Grand Rapids Airport5175 28th StGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(800) 843-5644
Motel 6 - Grand Rapids3524 28TH SeGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(616) 957-3511
Ramada Plaza Hotel3333 28th Street SEGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(616) 949-9222
Red Roof Inn5131 28TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(616) 942-0800
Springhill Suites Grand Rapids Airport Se5250 28th St SEGrand Rapids, MI14.4 mi.(616) 464-1130
Courtyard By Marriott Grand Rapids Airport4741 28th StKentwood, MI14.4 mi.(800) 321-2211
Courtyard By Marriott--Grand Rapids4741 28th St SeKentwood, MI14.4 mi.(616) 954-0500
Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites2985 Kraft AveGrand Rapids, MI14.5 mi.(616) 940-1777
Extended Stay America3747 29TH St SEKentwood, MI14.6 mi.(616) 977-6750
Americinn Lodge & Suites2525 W Washington StGreenville, MI15.1 mi.(616) 754-4500
Country Inn & Suites2725 Buchanan AveGrand Rapids, MI15.2 mi.(616) 246-6612
Travelodge Grand Rapids65 28th St SWGrand Rapids, MI15.3 mi.(616) 452-1461
Grand Rapids Howard Johnson Plaza255 - 28TH St SWGrand Rapids, MI15.4 mi.(616) 241-6444

Rockford Weather & Climate

Lake Michigan dominates southwest Michigan's weather. What is known as "lake effect snow squalls" brings locally heavy snow to northern and western Michigan, with the southwest receiving much less snow than areas further north. Summers tend to be sunny as the cool water of the Lake chills the air near the Earth's surface, producing a stable atmosphere. The Lake also helps modify summer high temperatures, making the northern parts of the state a popular vacation spot. Autumn is too cool for swimming, but is a great time for other outdoor attractions. Although the Upper Peninsula is cooler, the temperature ranges in the far northern and far southern cities do not differ excessively Michigan is on the fringe of the Midwest tornado belt, but sees less of this activity than other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 15°F 2.38 in. -
February 32°F 17°F 1.58 in. -
March 43°F 25°F 2.63 in. -
April 56°F 36°F 3.22 in. -
May 69°F 46°F 3.48 in. -
June 78°F 55°F 3.41 in. -
July 82°F 60°F 2.97 in. -
August 79°F 59°F 4.27 in. -
September 71°F 51°F 3.83 in. -
October 59°F 40°F 3.12 in. -
November 45°F 31°F 3.38 in. -
December 33°F 21°F 2.68 in. -

Rockford Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Gerald R Ford International airport (GRR) located about 16 miles south of Rockford in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Muskegon County airport (MKG) located approximately 34 miles west of Rockford in Muskegon, Michigan, the Capital City airport (LAN) located roughly 54 miles southeast of Rockford in Lansing, Michigan, and finally the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located around 58 miles south of Rockford in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Rockford Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Michigan's AdventureMuskegonMI35.6 mi.
Funland Amusement ParkShelby TownshipMI51.4 mi.
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI74.9 mi.
Water Parks
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI12.1 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI35.6 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI58.5 mi.
Andersen Water ParkSaginawMI83.6 mi.
Waterford Oaks County ParkWaterfordMI112.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Brae Side Golf Course at Cortland HillsRockfordMI 
North Kent Golf CourseRockfordMI 
Boulder Creek Golf ClubBelmontMI4.0 mi.
Grand Island Golf RanchBelmontMI4.0 mi.
Cedar Chase Golf ClubCedar SpringsMI6.9 mi.
Rogue River Golf CourseSpartaMI8.1 mi.
Alpine Golf ClubComstock ParkMI8.3 mi.
Scott Lake Country ClubComstock ParkMI8.3 mi.
English Hills Golf CourseGrand RapidsMI12.1 mi.
Golf Club at Thornapple PointeGrand RapidsMI12.1 mi.
Gracewil Country ClubGrand RapidsMI12.1 mi.
Grand Rapids Golf ClubGrand RapidsMI12.1 mi.
Thousand Oaks Golf ClubGrand RapidsMI12.1 mi.
Arrowhead Golf ClubCaroMI12.5 mi.
Pilgrims Run Golf ClubPiersonMI13.6 mi.
Whitefish Lake Golf ClubPiersonMI13.6 mi.
Lincoln Country ClubGrand RapidsMI14.1 mi.
Indian Trails Golf CourseGrand RapidsMI14.5 mi.
Sand Creek Golf ClubMarneMI14.5 mi.
Western Greens Country ClubMarneMI14.5 mi.
Brookside Golf CourseGowenMI15.9 mi.
Links at Bowen LakeGowenMI15.9 mi.
GlenKerry Golf CourseGreenvilleMI16.0 mi.
Arrowhead Golf CourseLowellMI17.2 mi.
Iron Horse Golf Course at Double R Ranch ResortBeldingMI17.3 mi.
Ridgeview Golf ClubBeldingMI17.3 mi.
Meadowlane Golf CourseKentwoodMI18.4 mi.
Ravenna Golf CourseRavennaMI19.1 mi.
Wallinwood Springs Golf ClubJenisonMI19.1 mi.
Brigadoon Golf CourseGrantMI19.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI 
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI6.5 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI23.1 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI54.9 mi.
Apple MountainFreelandMI77.5 mi.
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI78.6 mi.
Swiss ValleyJonesMI85.0 mi.
Crystal MountainThompsonvilleMI98.6 mi.
Alpine ValleyWhite LakeMI105.8 mi.
Sugar Loaf ResortCedarMI120.0 mi.
State Parks
Newaygo State ParkMI26.3 mi. 
White Cloud State ParkMI31.1 mi. 
Grand Haven State ParkMI34.7 mi. 
P J Hoffmaster State ParkMI35.3 mi. 
Muskegon State ParkMI39.7 mi. 
Grand Rapids Art MuseumGrand RapidsMI12.1 mi.(Art)
Air Zoo-Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo(Michigan)KalamazooMI57.3 mi.(Technology)
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooMI57.3 mi.(Art)
Michigan Historical MuseumLansingMI57.4 mi.(History)
Impress 5 Science CenterLansingMI57.4 mi.(Science)
Kingman MuseumBattle CreekMI58.5 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI57.4 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI58.5 mi.
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN105.3 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI115.7 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI118.6 mi.

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