If there's one thing that I like to do more than anything else, it's flat out having fun with my family and friends.

Even though we've hit the month of August, it doesn't mean that summer has come to an end or for that matter, summer is over by any stretch of the imagination.

It means get out there and have some fun by going to Funtyme Adventure Park, or Hawk Island Park, and what about Launch Trampoline Park inside the Meridian Mall?

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Let's begin with Funtyme Adventure Park in Grand Ledge. First of all, did you know there were two other Funtyme locations throughout the Greater Lansing area. One was located in Okemos and the other one was in Mason.

Funtyme Adventure is a blast. Head to Grand Ledge for some family fun by playing miniature golf. They also have Funtyme go karts along with batting cages and a driving range for all of you Michigan golfers.

Another great summer destination here in Lansing is Hawk Island Park on East Cavanaugh Road.  This place is awesome too.  Hawk Island is such a wonderful place to take the family swimming and just hanging out on the beach. They have a fun splash pad for the kids as well as a pretty good size picnic area. And don't forget about the Hawk Island dog park too.

Launch Trampoline Park inside the Meridian Mall is another fun place to take the kids this summer. My daughter used to work at Launch Trampoline and simply loved it. If you like bouncing around while playing dodgeball or basketball, then by all means, what are you waiting for? They have a really nice snack area as well.

Lake Lansing in Haslett is a great place to take the whole family for a picnic and a full day of summer fun. Bring food for a barbeque, play volleyball, and there is plenty of time for swimming in Lake Lansing as well.

Summer is far from over so get out there and have some fun. Check out more summer fun ideas here at the Lansing State Journal. 

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