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Big Rapids is in Mecosta County (of which it is the county seat), and in the West-Southwest Region.

This community is located at the junction of 16 Mile Rd. and US Hwy Bus 131. Bib Rapids is also west of Mount Pleasant.

Big Rapids is home to Ferris State University with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students. The area also offers a wide range of activities such as golfing, hiking, bicycling, inner tubing, canoeing, bird watching, and sightseeing. Big Rapids has over 100 lakes and the Muskegon River for visitors to enjoy water sports such as boating, fishing, swimming, and water skiing.

Accommodations in Big Rapids include Ferris Inn, Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center and Super 8 Motel. Click for more details, including other accommodations in the area, as well as online reservations.


Education Ferris State University |
Michigan Counties Mecosta County |

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