Our Favorite Outdoor Places

Our team reaches all across our beautiful country and we thought we’d compile a list of their favorite outdoor places. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find your next favorite park below. Now get yourself outside and start exploring:

Aaron and Nella outside
The Highlands of Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Aaron R., Lead Cellarman

“It used to be a golf course, and over the last few years nature has taken over in a truly amazing way. The mix of new native foliage with the abandoned decorative landscape is like visiting a post-apocalyptic area. It’s also massive, full of wildlife, and makes for a good picnic or adventure-hike with my family.”

Liz Wonder laying on the beach with her dogMuskegon State Park, Muskegon, MI
Liz W., Sustainability Coordinator

“It’s close to my family and it’s on the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline, which you can’t beat.”

WaterfallCloudland Canyon State Park, GA
Matt M., GA/AL Brewery Rep

“Cloudland Canyon State Park in northwest GA is by far the most beautiful spot in GA. With stunning long-range views along the numerous hiking trails, waterfalls, and primitive camping sites, Cloudland Canyon is my go-to, get-away location.”

Man standing near water drinking Founders All Day IPA

South Shore Yacht Club, Milwaukee, WI
Jory H./Great Plains On Premise Director

“Because I like to wave at the brewery.”

Founders All Day IPA

Any Trail in New Jersey
Leah M., On Premise Sales Rep NYC

“They are all so different. I think one of my favorite and hardest hikes was The Stairway to Heaven on the Appalachian Trail. The first time I hiked here was the last hike I went on in NJ before I moved to NYC to take on a new role with Founders. I went by myself and it was excruciating because it was basically straight uphill. However, the view was so worth it. It’s easy to get stuck indoors with technology, but you have to force yourself to get outside and experience what the world has to offer!”

Exterior of building

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Ben M., On Premise Sales Rep West

“It’s one of the only areas within the city that feels like you are not in a city.”

Woman and dog sitting on ground

Sanford Lake, MI
Beth L., Northern MI Market Manager

“Great in the summer for kayaking, fishing and of course there a beach for drinking All Days! In the winter we can snowmobile and ice fish too.”

Man snowboarding in forest

Richmond Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Steven C., Multimedia Specialist

“The kiddo loves the play structures and pool. It’s got plenty of shade and room to roam. There are also ‘hiking/biking trails’ in the woods. Plus in the winter I can sled with the fam and play around on my snowboard.”

City in the distance

Belle Isle Park, Detroit, MI
Matt H., Detroit Kitchen Manager

“Belle Isle is a national treasure and the largest urban island park in the country. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the visionary behind New York’s Central Park. There is a really great public beach, a really great secret beach, hiking, kayaking, nature trails, athletic fields, and several buildings designed by Albert Kahn. It’s open all year round and is one of my favorite places on earth.”

Man in the mountains drinking Founders All Day IPA

Kaaterskill Falls, High Falls, NY
Dennis F., Upstate NY Sales Rep

“A beautiful 2 tiered waterfall dropping 260 feet in the Catskill Mountains! Great spot to explore during all seasons, one of my favorite outdoor places!”

Man in the mountains

White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire
Kyle D., Northern New England Market Manager

“I grew up skiing and snowboarding at several ski areas in NH’s White Mountains with my family and continue to do so to this day. Most of my winter months are spent up north snowboarding at Loon Mountain and summer months are full of hiking, camping and motorcycle riding through several windy mountain roads and Notches. Franconia Notch, where New Hampshire’s mascot “The Old Man Of The Mountain” used to reside, is one of my favorite roads to drive through to get up north in NH or simply pulling off the highway to hang at Echo Lake. I’ve even had the opportunity to have a nice office day or two at the top of the Kancamagus Highway, between Lincoln and North Conway, overlooking the mountain range on nicer summer days.”

Dog carrying stick in the woods

Chestnut Ridge, Orchard Park, NY
Lindsay R., NY Brewery Rep

“Lush, mossy, good hiking trails, killer sunsets, frisbee golf course, dog friendly.”

Man and dog at the beach

Silver Lake Sand Dunes State Park, Hart, MI
Ethan W., Taproom Server

“The endless dunes roll in the sunlight unlike anything I’ve seen before. Over each crest exists a unique adventure from desert like dunes to animal-filled wetlands. With two lakes to choose from you can relax in warm Silver Lake then hike to Lake Michigan to listen to the waves crest before the ever-changing sunset. It’s truly a magical place. Wherever you go just pick up your garbage, please!”

Backpack of disc golf materials and Founders All Day IPA

Circle C Disc Golf Course Austin, TX
Josh K., Texas Sales Rep

“It’s a beautiful, well maintained disc golf course surrounded by some great trail systems and wildlife.”

Woman and kid staring at water at beach

Any Beach in New Jersey
Morgan C., Key Account Manager

“I love the smells, the sounds and playing in the sand with my son.”

Kid and man outside near icicles

Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine, Iowa
Scott K., Iowa Sales Rep

“It has great trails for hiking/trail running, and cool limestone cliffs and gullies… extra cool in the winter with large icicle formations.”

Girl standing at beach near water

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau County, MI
Aly K., Creative Assistant

Dog standing by water at beachKirk Park Dog Beach, Holland, MI
Kasey W., EHS Intern

“Love enjoying nature while watching doggies play and swim!”


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