Don't forget the close-by campus of Michigan State University, a very beautiful and photogenic campus. Particularly the East and West Circle Drive areas - the "old" campus. Also both the Beal Botanical Garden and Horticultural Gardens offer lots of opportunities. The Red Cedar river running right through campus is also quite beautiful. No visit to MSU would be complete without a shot or two of Beaumont Tower (check to see if they still have their Sunday afternoon Carillon concerts).
On the southeast side of Lansing, find Fenner Arboretum. Also Pottor Park Zoo may offer some opportunities for an evening.
A few miles east of East Lansing, the Rose Lake Biological Research Station offers informal trails, bogs, and a couple of small inland lakes to explore.
Plenty of others, but these have been some of my favorite places to visit - not just for photography.
Last edited by LyleB; 06-15-2010 at 08:05 AM. Click to view previous post history.