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Mt. Pleasant 2020 VISITORS GUIDE


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Welcome to friendly faces, abundant places, and comfortable paces. In Mt. Pleasant, cultures collaborate to keep our city on the upswing. We invite you to join us to celebrate our cherished lifestyle and meet in Mt. Pleasant. Experience world-class entertainment at the Soaring Eagle Casino, join in on our rally cry, “Fire Up Chips!” and find 100 things to do, every season, throughout the year. We know this is the place in Michigan to raise our hands, raise our families, and raise our glasses. Meet our staff!

CHRIS ROWLEY, Executive Director My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family. We love attending local events in Mt. Pleasant such as a Max and Emily’s Summer Concert or cheering on the Chippewas at a home football game. Fire Up Chips!

JAKE SCHMITTLER, Sports Manager Explore! In all forms. I love exploring the area parks throughout each season, exploring the surrounding villages and communities for unique attractions and things to do, exploring unique events that happen throughout the year in Mt. Pleasant, and exploring different foods at locally owned eateries!

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ANGELA MARTIN, Digital Marketing Coordinator - If you’re looking for a place to meet up with friends, my favorite place to work on projects, enjoy coffee and waffles with friends or sit on the patio with my dog, Nama, is Ponder Coffee Company in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. My favorite things to do, no matter the season, is explore area parks and preserves, flow and glow at Yoga on Main (hot yoga) and visit Hannah’s Bark Park with Nama.

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BIG ENTERTAINMENT

LODGING

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

BIG ADVENTURE

100 THINGS TO DO

GOLF

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BIG FLAVOR

BIG FAMILY FUN

BIG CULTURE

On the cover Briahna Viglianco’s favorite photo spot The self-taught photographer’s favorite spot in Mt. Pleasant to take photos is Deerfield Park. With such variety -- the beach, hills, bridges and hiking trails -- “it’s always different, every time.” Born and raised in mid-Michigan, Briahna picked up photography after having her son. She finds it relieves stress and is a chance for her and four-year-old Milo to spend time together. Briahna’s favorite photo ever happened during a rainstorm. She caught a shot of Milo running carefree along the suspension bridge in the pouring rain.

JD COPUS, Sales Coordinator My favorite thing is to grab crepes and coffee at Pleasant City as a morning pick me up. I love walking around the campus of Central Michigan University as it’s so cool to see how the campus changes through the seasons.

Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 113 W. Broadway, Suite 180 • Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858 (888) 772-2007 • (989) 772-4433 • Fax (989) 772-2909

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The 2020 Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitors Guide was created and produced by Backus Public Relations, Inc. Mt. Pleasant CVB and Backus PR, Inc. cannot guarantee or be held accountable for the accuracy or omission of information included in this publication. Please contact Mt. Pleasant CVB for changes to be added to future issues. To advertise in the next edition contact Kathy Backus at (989) 330-1191 or kathy.backus@gmail.com. Backus Public Relations, Inc. 3160 Hunters Trail, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. (989) 330-1191, kathy.backus@gmail.com. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without permission from the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. WE L C OM E

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PHOTO CREDIT STEVE JESSMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

Joe Hertler at Max & Emily’s Summer concert

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Test your luck on Michigan’s largest gaming floor inside Soaring Eagle Casino. With a variety of table games, thousands of slot machines and a 24-hour Poker Room, Soaring Eagle Casino keeps the dice and nights rolling. Ascend, Soaring Eagle Casino’s newest entertainment hub, hosts weekly comedy, karaoke and trivia nights in addition to special events. Throughout the year, Central Michigan University hosts more than 500 events; a combination of performing arts, sports, school of music recitals and more. The city comes alive in the summer with annual events, including: Max & Emily’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series, Soaring Eagle Casino’s outdoor concerts and the Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival.

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HERE ARE OUR SUGGESTIONS FOR FUN: g Intimate Setting: Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge g Dancing: Encore, The Nightclub g Live Music: Hunter’s Ale House, Soaring Eagle Casino, Rubble’s Bar, The Cabin, Ascend g Karaoke: Hunter’s Ale House, Rubble’s Bar and The Cabin g Craft Beer: Summit Smokehouse & Tap Room, Mountain Town Station, Hunter’s Ale House g Sports: O’Kelly’s Sports Bar & Grill g Hukka: SIX Lounge g Group Drinks and Dinner: The Brass


ENTERTAINMENT Ascend • 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. • (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglcasino.com/dining/ascend/ • Live entertainment, televised sporting events, live music & D.J., karaoke, comedy nights and more. Broadway Theatre • 216 E. Broadway St. • (989) 772-2075 www.friendsofthebroadway.org • Live theatre, concerts, movies, pageants, recitals and more. Celebration! Cinema • 4935 E. Pickard Rd. • (989) 772-7469 www.celebrationcinema.com • D-BOX movies with motion seating, big screen events, 3D movies, sensory-friendly nights. Central Michigan University • 1200 S. Franklin St. (989) 774-4000 • www.cmich.edu • Cheer on the Chippewas and experience over 500 events annually. Fire Up Chips! Downtown Mt. Pleasant • 320 W. Broadway St. (989) 779-5348 • www.downtownmp.com • Located just a few blocks north of CMU’s campus. Eat, shop, and play in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. Mt. Pleasant Speedway • 4658 E. River Rd. • (989) 773-2387 www.mtpleasantspeedway.com • Racing Friday nights late AprilAugust. UMP Modifieds, Pro Stocks/Pro Trucks, Street Stocks, Stock 4s, Bombers.

GAMING Soaring Eagle Casino • 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com Slots, table games, bingo, entertainment, dining, spa, fitness center, video arcade, and more.

FAMILY FUN Art Reach of Mid Michigan • 111 E. Broadway St. (989) 773-3689 • www.artreachcenter.org Community art center featuring an artist gift shop, fine art gallery, classes for adults & kids. Private painting parties & rental of the gallery for private parties & functions. Cyber Quest - Inside Soaring Eagle • 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. (888) 732-4537 • www.kidsquest.com/location/soaringeagle Video and coin-operated games, professionally supervised, concessions. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The Golf Center • 2280 E. Bloomfield Rd. • (989) 772-0156 Golf training and practice facility with covered driving mats. 18-hole miniature golf course, MSU Dairy and Country Dairy ice cream.

The Jump Station • 2422 E. Broomfield Rd. • (989) 317-0589 www.thejumpstationmtp.com • Trampoline park and inflatable arena. Inflatable arena is for children 10 and under. Trampoline park is for any age. Concessions and party rentals available. Karma Cat Cafe • 612 E. Broadway St. • (989) 773-2399 www.karmakatcafe.com • Safe, zen, and peaceful environment to interact with cats. Merchandise and local art available to purchase. Reservations required. Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum • 5093 E. Remus Rd. (989) 317-3221 • www.mpdiscoverymuseum.org Over 10 hands-on exhibits including the beemazium and water table, special events throughout each month, gift shop, room rentals, monthly sensory-friendly nights and more. Mt. Pleasant Spray Park • 331 N. Main St. • (989) 779-5300 www.mt-pleasant.org • Designed for youth 12 and under. Open May October. Twelve water features with 100 sprayers and nozzles. Painted Turtle Pottery Studio • 209 W. Broadway St. (989) 317-8008 • www.paintedturtle.com Paint your own pottery studio located in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. Available for parties and workshops. Soaring Eagle Waterpark • 5665 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 817-4801 • www.soaringeaglewaterpark.com Day passes available. Tube and bowl slides, surf attraction, climbing wall, 317-gallon dump bucket, play area for young children, hot tub, changing rooms, cabanas, concessions and more. Timber Town 2.0 • 331 N. Main St. • (989) 779-5300 www.mt-pleasant.org • Playscape inside the city’s 50-acre Island Park.

Local Favorites Kati – Central Michigan University may have been what brought Kati to Mt. Pleasant, but the family-friendly atmosphere of the community is what got her to stay. Kati and her family love to grab a slice of pizza at Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli and Market and then head on over to Chipp-A-Waters park to enjoy the walkable trails and scenic forest views. Occasionally you’ll even see the family tubing down the mighty Chippewa River too!

I.C.E. Arena • 5165 E. Remus Rd. • (989) 772-9623 www.mpicearena.org • Public skating, hockey, figure skating, pro shop and more.

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H OTEL Baymont Inn & Suites 5858 E. Pickard Rd. • (989) 775-5555 www.baymontinns.com Closest hotel to the casino, complimentary casino shuttle, deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool, jacuzzi. Fitness center, free high-speed internet, cable with HBO. On M-20 just east of U.S. 127.

Chippewa Motel 5662 E. Pickard Rd. • (989) 772-1751 www.chippewa-motel.com Near casino. Complimentary coffee, bagels and muffins. In-room microwave, fridge and coffee maker. High speed internet access. Close to CMU and shopping. Located at M-20 and U.S. 127 next to Bob Evans.

Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center 2424 S. Mission St. • (989) 772-4000 www.mtpcomfortinn.com Ranked in top 5% of U.S. Comfort Inn’s. Pillow-top mattresses, complimentary hot breakfast and high-speed internet. Conference facilities for up to 550, indoor pool and fitness room. Bennigan’s on-site, adjacent to CMU. Courtyard Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University 2400 E. Campus Drive • (989) 773-1444 www.marriott.com/mbscy Contemporary hotel, on the campus of CMU, spacious guest rooms, free Wi-Fi, 24/7 Market, The Bistro Restaurant/Bar, outdoor patio and fire pit, 24-hour fitness center, indoor pool and spa, meeting and event space. Days Inn & Suites 5770 E. Pickard Rd. • (989) 772-1101 www.daysinn.com Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, in-room microwave, refrigerator, modern coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Free HBO and high speed internet. Near casino. Located on M-20 near U.S. 127.

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Fairfield by Marriott 2525 S. University Park Dr. (989) 775-5000 www.marriott.com/mbsmp Free hot breakfast, complimentary highspeed internet. 24/7 Market, indoor pool and 24-hour fitness room. Adjacent to CMU, nearby shopping and casino.

Hampton Inn 5205 E. Pickard Rd. • (989) 772-5500 www.hamptoninn.com Newly renovated, award-winning hotel close to cultural attractions, outdoor recreation and Soaring Eagle Casino. Free hot breakfast, indoor swimming pool and fitness room.

Holiday Inn & Suites Mt. Pleasant 5278 E. Pickard Rd. • (989) 317-8686 www.holidayinn.com/mtpleasantmi Located just off US 127 on M- 20, this hotel’s location is perfect for business and leisure guests alike. Free high-speed, Wi-Fi access and 24-hour Business Center. The hotel offers a total of 5,400 sq. ft of meeting space, indoor pool, and Toast 2 Toast restaurant, serving breakfast and dinner daily. Quality Inn 5500 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 772-7777 or (877) 738-8715 www.qualityinn.com Complimentary hot breakfast, extended cable, free long distance/local calls and high-speed internet. Special extended stay rates and group rates. Close to Soaring Eagle Casino and CMU, located on M-20 at U.S. 127. Super 8 2323 S. Mission St. • (989) 773-8888 www.super8.com Free continental breakfast, complimentary high-speed internet. Across from CMU, nearby shopping, restaurants and casino. Fitness room, pet friendly. Largest and nicest Super 8 in Michigan!

Wold’s Motel 901 E. Bennett Ave. (989) 772-3429 or (800) 732-8495 www.woldsmotel.com Quiet setting close to Soaring Eagle Casino. Clean, comfortable rooms at reasonable rates. Cable TV with HBO, direct dial phones, free wireless high-speed internet, microwaves, refrigerators and coffee makers.


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Country Chalet & Edelweiss House Bed & Breakfast 723 S. Meridian Rd. (989) 772-9259 • www.countrychalet.net Bavarian-style B&B provides warm hospitality, down-filled duvets, hearty home-cooked breakfasts and picturesque acres of rolling hills, woods, ponds, wetlands with wildlife.

Ginkgo Tree Inn/Chez Mimi 309 N. Main St. • (989) 773-8733 www.ginkgotreeinn.com Victorian and French inns along the Chippewa River. Private patios, full-service bar. Minutes from downtown, shopping and CMU. Private baths and AC.

Pohl Bison Bed & Breakfast 1745 E. Rosebush Rd., Rosebush (989) 433-5841 • www.pohlbison.com Unique B&B on bison ranch. See bison up close, gift shop, spacious air conditioned rooms, loft and great views. Seven minutes from casino, race track, golfing and CMU.

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t. Pleasant’s central location makes meeting here easy. Home to Soaring Eagle Casino and Central Michigan University, this college town stands out amongst the rest for its small town feel with big city amenities. To assist you in planning, the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (MPACVB) provides professional guidance and services to make your next meeting, one for the books! Meet here in Mt. Pleasant, where there’s just the right amenities, just for you.

MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN - WHERE MEETING ATTENDANCE GOES TO GROW...

CONTACT: JD Copus Sales Coordinator jd@meetmtp.com (888) 772-2018 www.meetmtp.com/meetings

PHOTO COURTESY OF CMU UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, JOSIE NORRIS

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21-22 • 31st Annual “Celebrating Life” Pow Wow Central Michigan University • (989) 774-2508

CALENDAR OF EVENT S

25-29 • Our Town • CMU University Theatre • Bush Theatre (989) 774-3045 • mus.cmich.edu 28 • Dustin Lynch wsg Travis Denning • Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com

Visit www.meetmtp.com/events/ for a complete calendar of events.

PHOTO COURTESY OF

CMU UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, ADAM SPARKES

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JANUARY – DECEMBER Central Michigan University hosts more than 500 events throughout the year. • events.cmich.edu Kids and Culture • Various Locations • A free event on the second Saturday of every month. • www.artreachcenter.org JANUARY 24 • Justin Moore • Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com 31 • Lewis Black: It Gets Better Every Day Tour • Soaring Eagle Casino • (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com FEBRUARY 1 • Man vs. Mountain • Starts at Mountain Town Station (989) 779-5331 • www.mt-pleasant.org/mvm 5-9 • International Film Festival • cmfilmfest.com Celebration! Cinema, CMU Park Library and Broadway Theatre 5-9 • Punk Rock • CMU University Theatre • Townsend Kiva (989) 774-3045 • mus.cmich.edu 7 • AMERICA and Christopher Cross • Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com 7 • Under the Big Top • Morey Courts • (989) 953-7529 www.moreycourts.com 15 • Polar Plunge • O’Kelly’s/Wayside • (989) 774-3911 www.somi.org/polarplunge 22 • Vodka Pasta • Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com MARCH 13-15 • Home Show • Morey Courts • (989) 953-7529 www.moreycourts.com

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4-5 • Shipshewana on the Road • Soaring Eagle Casino (269) 979-8888 • www.shipshewanaontheroad.com 4 • Great Egg Scramble • (989) 779-5331 • mt-pleasant.org 5 • Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt • Island Park • (989) 779-5331 mt-pleasant.org 11 • Sebastian Maniscalco • Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com 16-19 • U.T. Dance Company Concert • Bush Theatre on the campus of CMU • (989) 774-3045​ 23-26 • Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival • Village of Shepherd (989) 828-5422 • www.shepherdmaplesyrupfest.org MAY May-November Festival of Banners • Art Reach of Mid-Michigan www.artreachcenter.org 2-3 • Gus Macker Basketball Festival • Campus of Central Michigan University • www.macker.com 3 • Lions Chicken BBQ • Island Park • 989-560-4830 15-16 • Yoder’s Quilt Auction and Flea Market Clare, Michigan • 989-386-2872 18-June 6 • Art Flair • Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 773-3689 • www.artreachcenter.org 24 • Luke Bryan with Dylan Scott • Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com 24-26 • 31st Annual Traditional Arts Weekend Wheatland Festival Grounds • (989) 967-8879 www.wheatlandmusic.org/traditional-arts-weekend 25-26 • Alma Highland Festival • Campus of Alma College (989) 463-8979 • www.almahighlandfestival.com 28-30 • Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games Campus of Central Michigan University • (989) 774-3911 somi.org JUNE June – August Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series – See website for dates • Downtown Mt. Pleasant • (989) 772-7460 maxandemilys.com/summer-concert-series June-August Thrilling Thursdays • Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 • www.facebook.com/downtownmp


5 • Back to the Bricks • Downtown Mt. Pleasant backtothebricks.org

19-25 • Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair • Isabella County Fairgrounds • www.isabellacounty.org/dept/fair

5 • Ron White • Soaring Eagle Casino • (888) 732-4537

22-27 • NativeFest • Ziibiwing Cultural Center • (989) 775-4750 www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing/calendar/calendar.htm

6 • Painting the Intersections • (989) 773-3689 www.artreachcenter.org 13 • Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival Jockey Alley (Downtown Mt. Pleasant) • mpbeerfest.com 19-22 • Pastime Tournaments • Various fields www.pastimetournaments.com 25-28 • USA Softball of Michigan Tournament Various fields • www.masasoftball.org JULY 4 • Soaring Eagle Casino Fireworks Show • Soaring Eagle Casino • (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com 11 • Downtown Mt. Pleasant HBA Car Show Downtown Mt. Pleasant • (989) 775-7747 18 • Keith Urban • Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com

23 & 24 • Sidewalk Sales • Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 • www.facebook.com/downtownmp TBD • 36th Annual Saginaw Chippewa Powwow Saginaw Chippewa Campgrounds • (989) 775-4000 24-27 • Pastime Tournaments • Various fields www.pastimetournaments.com AUGUST 1, 8, 15, 22 • Movies by Moonlight • Next to City Hall (989) 779-5349 • www.facebook.com/downtownmp 3-22 • Art Walk Central www.artreachcenter.org/art-walk-central 9 • The Doobie Brothers • Soaring Eagle Casino (888) 732-4537 • www.soaringeaglecasino.com 28-30 • Blanchard Millpond Steam & Gas Show • Blanchard, MI SEPTEMBER 4-5 • Yoder’s Quilt Auction and Flea Market • Clare, Michigan (989) 386-2872 11-13 • 46th Annual Wheatland Music Festival Wheatland Festival Grounds • (989) 967-8879 www.wheatlandmusic.org/music-festival 26 • Zonta Applefest • Papa’s Pumpkin Patch (989) 773-4353 • www.zonta15.org/mtpleasant.html 26 • 13th Annual Art From Our Park • Deerfield Nature Park (989) 317-4083 • www.artreachcenter.org OCTOBER Last week of October • The Village of Shepherd Pumpkin Display • 1,000+ carved pumpkins 31 • Pumpkin Promenade • Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 • www.facebook.com/downtownmp NOVEMBER 9 • Keepsake Collection Folk Art and Craft Show Mt. Pleasant Middle School • www.keepsakecollectionshows.com 14 • Ladies Night Out • Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 • www.facebook.com/downtownmp 28 • Small Business Saturday • Downtown Mt. Pleasant (989) 779-5349 • www.facebook.com/downtownmp DECEMBER 4 & 5 • Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration Downtown Mt. Pleasant • (989) 779-5349 www.facebook.com/mtpleasantparksandrecreation

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xperience adventure by choice or by chance. With more than 1,000 acres of parkland and 18 preserves, the Mt. Pleasant area is filled with opportunities to unplug. Home to Isabella County’s tallest point and Michigan’s laziest river, the area’s county and city parks, preserves and recreation centers offer a variety of fun for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts. MUST SEES & DOS LIST g Deerfield Nature Park, Pure Michigan’s most beautiful place in Isabella County g Bundy Hill Preserve, home to Isabella County’s tallest point g GKB Riverwalk Trail, a two-mile river trail connecting four city parks

Fall hiking at Bundy Hill Preserve

g Chippewa River, Michigan’s laziest river WHAT KIND OF ADVENTURER ARE YOU? g Nomads/Hikers: Deerfield Nature Park and Bundy Hill Preserve g Adrenaline Junkie/Thrill Seekers: Zip Line Tour at Snow Snake g Indoor Enthusiasts: The Jump Station and Morey Courts

ACTIVITY CENTERS Morey Courts • 5175 E. Remus Rd. (989) 953-7529 • www.moreycourts.com Basketball, volleyball, tennis, racquetball, indoor track, sport weight camps and clinics, tournaments, and fitness center. Day passes available. Student Activity Center • 200 W. Broomfield St. (989) 774-3686 • www.cmich.edu/ess/urec Bowling, pool, billiards, track, fitness center, outdoor sports complex, weight training center. Visitor passes available.

g The Wildlife Fan: Audubon Woods Preserve g Snow Lover: Snow Snake Ski & Golf, Mission Creek Woodland Park and Deerfield Nature Park g Lover of Water: Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes and Chippewa River Outfitters

BOWLING Riverwood 989 Bar & Grill • 1313 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 772-5726 • www.riverwoodresort.com Leagues and open bowling. Food and drinks. Call for hours and lane availability. CANOEING

+ CHIPPEWA WATERSHED CONSERVANCY Bundy Hill is only one of 22 nature preserves owned and maintained by the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy (CWC); 18 of which are located in Isabella County. Protecting over 600 acres of wild lands, the CWC offers a variety of outdoor experiences like no other.

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Buckley’s Mountainside Canoes • 4700 W. Remus Rd. (989) 772-5437 • www.buckleyscanoe.com Proudly rent only the finest Wenonah and Old Town canoes, kayaks and Jackson kayaks. Conveniently located on the Chippewa River just off of West M-20. Chippewa River Outfitters • 3763 S. Lincoln Rd. (989) 772-5474 • www.chipoutfitters.com Rent canoes, kayaks or tubes. Pick up and drop off available for any of their launching sites.


Floaters Tubing (989) 400-6752 Will accommodate all your tubing needs down the Chippewa River. DISC/MINIATURE GOLF Bucks Run Putting Island • 1559 S. Chippewa Rd. (989) 773-6830 • www.bucksrun.com The putting Island is an 18-hole, real grass course in the middle of a large lake. CMU Disc Golf Course • Central Michigan University, University Park Dr. • (989) 774-3686 www.cmich.edu/ess/urec/facilities/discgolf 18-hole disc golf course located on CMU’s campus, south of Fairfield Inn. Open to public. Deerfield Nature Park Disc Golf • 2425 W. Remus Rd. (989) 772-2879 • www.isabellacounty.org/dept/parks Two challenging disc golf courses with elevation changes. Daily and annual passes available. The Golf Center • 2280 E. Broomfield Rd. • (989) 772-0156 Golf training and practice facility with covered driving mats. 18-hole miniature golf course, MSU Dairy and Country Dairy ice cream. EXTREME SPORTS Adventure Seminars Facility 1275 S. Franklin St. • (989) 774-1425 Climbing wall, high ropes course and team building. Located on CMU’s campus. Mt. Pleasant Skate Park • Island Park • 331 N. Main St. (989) 779-5331 • www.mt-pleasant.org Skateboarding, inline skating, and free-style biking. Snow Snake Zip Line Tours 3407 E. Mannsiding Rd., Harrison • (989) 539-6583 www.snowsnake.net Consists of 10 unique and exciting zip lines that go through thick forested canopies and soar over deep valleys at speeds reaching 20-30 mph. HORSEBACK RIDING Healey’s Outback Ranch 12600 Buchanan Rd., Stanwood • (231) 972-7255 www.healeysoutbackranch.com NATURAL AREAS Audubon Woods Preserve • Located near the intersection of Gilmore and Wing Roads. • (989) 772-5777 40-acre historical area, Chippewa River frontage, accessible trails, more than 110 species of birds. Bundy HIll Preserve • West River Rd. • (989) 772-5777 100-acre historical area, trail to the tallest point in Isabella County (elevation 1,270 ft.), more than two miles of hiking trails.

Chippewa River Known as “Michigan’s laziest river,” the Chip’ spans 91.8 miles and flows throughout the city of Mt. Pleasant and five city parks. Halls Lake Natural Area • Intersection of Old State and Broomfield Roads • (989) 772-5777 159 acres of nature preserves spanning the east side of Halls Lake in Broomfield Township with several hiking trails. Isabella County Parks & Recreation • 200 N. Main St. (989) 317-4083 • www.isabellacounty.org/dept/parks Includes eight parks that span over 1,000 acres. Sylvan Solace Preserve • W. Pickard Rd., between Gilmore and Littlefield Roads • (989) 772-5777 78 acres in Deerfield Township with more than 1.5 miles of hiking trails and 1,700 feet of Chippewa River frontage. SKATING I.C.E. Arena • 5165 E. Remus Rd. • (989) 772-9623 www.mpicearena.org Public skating, hockey, figure skating, pro shop, and more. Mt. Pleasant Skate Park • Island Park • 331 N. Main St. (989) 779-5331 • www.mt-pleasant.org Skateboarding, inline skating, and free-style biking. SLEDDING Mission Creek Woodland Park • 1458 N. Harris St. (989) 779-5331 • www.mt-pleasant.org This 60-acre park is located on the northwest side of Mt. Pleasant. Deerfield Nature Park • 2425 W. Remus Rd. (989) 772-2879 • www.isabellacounty.org 591-acre park consists of 8 miles of trails, 10 remote campsites, a sandy beach & swimming area, canoe & kayak launch, large pavilion and picnic areas, sledding hill, groomed cross country trails, and two 18-hole disc golf courses. Snow Snake Snow Tubing 3407 E. Mannsiding Rd., Harrison • (989) 539-6583 www.snowsnake.net Tubes are provided and a surface lift is available for you to ride up the hill. Just hop in a tube and enjoy the ride! SPRAY PARK Island Park • 331 Main St. • (989) 779-5331 www.mt-pleasant.org Designed for youth 12 and under. Twelve water features with 100 sprayers and nozzles. Open Memorial Day - Labor Day. MT. PLEASANT CITY PARKS For more information, call (989) 779-5331 or visit www.mt-pleasant.org Includes over 10 parks/trails in the City of Mt. Pleasant. Chipp-A-Waters Park • 1403 W. High St. Trails, public access to the river, playground, and pavilions.

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GKB Riverwalk Trail/Access Adventure Trail Trail is 1.8 miles long and runs from Chipp-A-Waters Park to Pickens Field. Hannah’s Bark Park • 1458 N. Harris St. Dog park, featuring two fenced-in areas; a large dog area and a small dog area. Located at Mission Creek Woodland Park. Passes available at City of Mt. Pleasant. Horizon Park • 1535 Sweeney St. Three soccer fields, softball field, tennis court, and quarter-mile paved fitness trail. Island Park • 331 Main St. (behind City Hall) Michigan Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, skate park, spray park, horseshoe pits, playscape, lighted softball fields, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, sand volleyball and the new Island Park Arts Pavilion (available for events). Mill Pond Park • 607 S. Adams St. Canoe landing, fishing deck, nature trails, playground, and pavilion. Mission Creek Woodland Park • 1458 N. Harris St. Nature trails, pavilions, dog park, sledding hill, and an open playfield. Nelson Park • 714 W. Broadway St. between Island and Mill Pond Parks Centrally located, connects to neighboring parks via nature trail and crosswalk, fishing deck, and large grass areas perfect for picnics and hammocking. Pickens Field • 309 W. Pickard Rd. Sport park with baseball and softball fields, playground, and modern restrooms. Sunnyside Park • 1511 Elm St. Six-field soccer complex, basketball court, and rentable shelters/pavilions. Yost Park • 206 S. Henry St. Updated baseball diamond, modern restrooms, open-air picnic shelter with grill.

Gilmore Park • 1075 Queensway, Weidman Small picnic area, fishing platform, ice fishing access. Herrick Recreation Area • 6320 E. Herrick Rd., Clare In-season (989) 386-2010 • Off-season (989) 317-4083 73 campsites, 5 rustic cabins, fishing, horseshoe pits, sand volleyball, swimming, picnic areas, pavilions, and playground. Majeske Landing • 4674 W. Broomfield Rd. 2.5 acres along the Chippewa River. Public boat access to the Chippewa River and fishing opportunities. Meridian Park • 3995 S. Meridian Rd. 145-acre park with Chippewa River flowing through and along trails. Fishing, hiking trails, picnic area, and canoe launch. Pere Marquette Rail-Trail • Along Business U.S. 10 east of Clare, trailhead at Loomis. Regional PMRT (100 miles Baldwin-Midland) with Isabella County portion 8.25 miles, 14 ft. wide paved trail links to Midland and Clare County sections of the PMRT. Activities include bicycling, hiking, in-line skating, cross-country skiing. CAMPGROUNDS Coldwater Lake Family Park 1703 N. Littlefield Rd., Weidman www.isabellacounty.org/dept/parks In-season (989) 644-2388 • Off-season (989) 317-4083 95 modern campsites and 5 rustic cabins. All sports lake, swimming, sand volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, picnic areas, and pavilions. Gammy Woods Campground 1855 Coldwater Rd., Weidman (989) 506-8005 • www.gammywoodscampground.com 83 campsites and cabins. Horseshoe pits, swimming, basketball, volleyball courts, and rentable shelter/pavilions.

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Isabella County Fairgrounds • 500 N. Mission Rd. (989) 773-9070 73 campsites available.

For more information call (989) 317-4083 or visit www.isabellacounty.org/dept/parks Includes eight parks that span over 1,000 acres.

Saginaw Chippewa Fairgrounds • 7525 E. Tomah Rd. (989) 772-2285 • www.sagchip.org/parks-rec/campground 40 campsites. Horseshoe pits, swimming, and rentable shelters/pavilions.

Coldwater Lake Family Park 1703 N. Littlefield Rd., Weidman In-season (989) 644-2388 • Off-season (989) 317-4083 95 modern campsites and 5 rustic cabins. All sports lake, swimming, boating, fishing, sand volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, picnic areas, pavilions, accessible beach chairs and walkway, and new accessible playground.

Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park • 5514 E. Airport Rd. (989) 817-4800 • www.soaringeaglehideaway.com 67 camp/RV spots. Fishing, laundry facilities, clubhouse, access to certain areas at Soaring Eagle Waterpark.

Deerfield Nature Park • 2425 W. Remus Rd. (989) 772-2879 591-acre park consists of 8 miles of trails, 10 remote campsites, a sandy beach & swimming area, canoe & kayak launch, large pavilion and picnic areas, sledding hill, groomed cross country trails, and two 18-hole disc golf courses.

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100 T H I N GS T O D O I N 1. Head to a local bowling alley with friends. (Riverwood, SAC) 2. View the beautiful art exhibits at the area’s local art galleries. (University Art Gallery, Baber Room exhibits, Art Reach’s Morey Family Gallery, Main Frame Gallery) 3. Have some fun with hands on activities at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum. 4. Grab your winter gear and visit the sledding hill at Mission Creek Woodland Park. 5. Take a yoga class at Yoga on Main (hot yoga) and RedBloom Yoga in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 6. Try Mt. Pleasant’s newest pizzeria and pub Vin Trofeo’s. 7. Tour and enjoy handcrafted brews at local breweries; Mountain Town Brewing Company (Summit Smokehouse), Mountain Town Station and Hunter’s Ale House. 8. Ski the slopes at Snow Snake in Harrison. 9. Try your luck on Michigan’s largest gaming floor at Soaring Eagle Casino. 10. Bounce over to The Jump Station for a day of active fun. 11. Try locally roasted and brewed coffee at Ponder Coffee Company & Pleasant City Coffee. 12. Check out the lights, parade, pancake breakfast, reindeer, and more during the annual Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration during the first Friday and Saturday of December. Don’t forget to visit Santa at his house in Town Center too! 13. Have a few laughs at a comedy show every Wednesday at Ascend.

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14. Have breakfast or lunch at MLive’s Michigan’s Best diner, Roz’s Diner in Rosebush. 15. Paint your own pottery at The Painted Turtle in Downtown Mt. Pleasant.

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16. Relax and revitalize with a healthy snack and spa service at Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa. 17. Try the CMU Climbing Wall & Ropes Course inside Finch Fieldhouse. 18. Play classic arcade games at Cyber Quest inside the Soaring Eagle Casino. 19. Sharpen your skates and head to the I.C.E. Arena for ice skating. 20. Challenge yourself at Man vs. Mountain winter obstacle 5k in February. 21. Make a splash with a day pass to Soaring Eagle Waterpark. 22. Get active at the Student Activity Center (SAC). 23. Have breakfast at the famous Stan’s Restaurant in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 24. Put your stomach to the test with a Central Michigan food challenge at: PIXIE, Dog Central, The Barn Door and more! 25. Collaborate with friends to conquer an escape room; Central Escapes and Intrigue Escape Games. 26. Take a tour of the Ziibiwing Cultural Center. 27. Walk the track at Morey Courts for just $1.00. 28. Watch independent and student produced short films during the Central Michigan International Film Festival in February.

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29. Visit any of the Chippewa River District Libraries for a new book, children events and educational classes. 30. See one of CMU’s University Theatres performances. 31. Try one of the famous hoagies at the Green Spot Pub. 32. Bring your wheels and shred the Skate Park at Island Park. 33. Enjoy bird watching at the Audubon Woods Preserve on Gilmore Road. 34. Find organic goods and fresh produce at GreenTree Cooperative Grocery. 35. Celebrate like a real Scotsman during the annual Alma Highland Festival during the last weekend in May.

40. Have dinner at one of the many restaurants or bars in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 41. Celebrate the annual Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival with pancakes, rides, entertainment, and more during the last full weekend in April. 42. Catch a game during the annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament held at CMU at the end of April. 43. Attend a CMU sporting event and cheer on the Chippewas. Fire Up Chips! 44. Grab lunch and a tasty treat from the Downtown Soda Shoppe in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 45. On Thursdays, try the cuisine at Fireside Grille and Pub’s International Nights.

36. Catch a movie at Celebration! Cinema for just $5.95 for the WCFX Sunday Movie Night special.

46. Visit Historic Downtown for a variety of boutique shopping options at locally owned stores.

37. Travel back in time when you grab lunch or dinner at Jon’s Drive In, dine-in or order right from your car.

47. Bike the trail connecting Mt. Pleasant and Shepherd. 48. Get fresh syrup from Doodle’s Sugar Bush in Blanchard.

38. Play 18 holes of putt-putt on Bucks Run’s natural grass, island putting course.

49. Do some shopping or peruse the Yoder’s Amish Quilt Auction and Flea Market in May and September.

39. Volunteer at the Isabella County Soup Kitchen, H.A.T.S. and the William Strickler Nonprofit Center.


50. Catch a Friday night race at the Mt. Pleasant Speedway. 51. Enjoy fresh sushi and delicious martinis at Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 52. See an outdoor concert during Soaring Eagle Casino’s summer concert series. 53. Visit Downtown Mt. Pleasant for Max and Emily’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series every summer. 54. Head to Blanchard for the annual Blanchard Steam and Gas Engine Show in August. 55. Get fresh veggies at the Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market at Island Park on Thursdays and in downtown on Saturdays. 56. Celebrate and learn about Native American culture and heritage at the annual Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Pow Wow and NativeFest during the last weekend of July.

63. Check out classic cars while enjoying a classic coney & shake at the PIXIE during their summer cruise nights on Thursdays all summer long. 64. Bring the family for putt-putt and hand-dipped ice cream at The Golf Center. 65. Try a variety of Michigan-made beer, cider, and wine and the annual Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Festival in June. 66. Take a tour of the bison ranch and pick up fresh bison products at Pohl Bison in Rosebush.

77. Climb the 1,270 foot elusive mountain of Mt. Pleasant at Bundy Hill Preserve.

68. Try zip-lining at Snow Snake in Harrison.

78. Visit the Vietnam, WWI, WWII, and Korean memorials around Mt. Pleasant.

69. Join Mountain Town Station and Camille’s Prime for one of their Garden Dinners, prepared and served on location in their garden. 70. Get a tasty lunch on Fridays during the summer at Food Truck Fridays at the CMU Research Corp.

58. Get your friends or family together for horseshoes, basketball, and grilling at Island Park.

71. Try an arctic swirl at Doozie’s Ice Cream Place.

60. Check out the Festival of Banners May-November, featuring local artists’ painted banners hung from light posts throughout Mt. Pleasant and Shepherd. 61. Enjoy kayaking, canoeing, or fishing on the Chippewa River. 62. Attend the Special Olympics Michigan’s State Summer Games and cheer on the athletes at the end of May.

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67. Have some drinks and enjoy a delicious dinner at the Shepherd Bar and Restaurant.

57. Take the family for a swim and day on the beach at Coldwater Lake Family Park.

59. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for outdoor showings of your favorite flicks at Movies by Moonlight each August at City Hall.

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72. Check out the city-wide art exhibits and events going on during Art Walk Central each August. 73. Rent a tube or bring your own and spend a day floating down the Chippewa River. 74. Have some fun in the sun while staying cool with the kids at Island Park’s Spray Park. 75. Check out the Downtown Mt. Pleasant Classic Car Show every summer in July. 76. Explore the county parks while in search of mushrooms at different classes and group outings, scheduled several times a year.

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79. See a play at the Broadway Theatre in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 80. In the days leading up to Halloween, head to Shepherd, Michigan for the 1,000 plus carved pumpkin display. 81. Enjoy delicious barbeque and handcrafted brews at Summit Smokehouse & Tap Room. 82. Grab your frisbees for a game of disc golf at CMU or one of Deerfield Nature Park’s courses. 83. Pick a pumpkin and enjoy doughnuts and cider at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch. 84. Try signature sandwiches, handtossed pizza and unique MichiganMade products at Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli in Shepherd and Mt. Pleasant. 85. Visit the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy preserves for a day of hiking. 86. Enjoy a scenic walk, run, or bike ride along the GKB Riverwalk trail. 87. Roller skate at Northside Hansen Arena. 88. Check out the newest exhibit at the Museum of Cultural and Natural History in Rowe Hall at CMU.

89. Visit a U-Pick farm for fresh, local, seasonal fruits and veggies. (Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, Rhynard’s Blueberry Farm, Moody’s Blueberries, Howard Farms) 90. Pick up fresh, homemade baked goods from Robaire’s Bakery & Doughnut Shop and Cops & Doughnuts. 91. Head to Papa’s Pumpkin Patch the last weekend of September for Zonta AppleFest. 92. Buy the latest CMU gear at the CMU Bookstore. 93. Get together with your girlfriends for the annual Ladies Night Out in November in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 94. Enjoy a weekend of arts and music at the annual Wheatland Music Festival in September. 95. Attend one of the local Homecoming football games or parades in the fall. (CMU, Sacred Heart, Mt. Pleasant High School, Beal City High School) 96. Show off your singing voice on Thursdays & Saturdays during Karaoke Night at The Cabin. 97. Golf one of Mt. Pleasant’s many scenic courses. 98. Have lunch inside or out on the patio at Max and Emily’s Eatery in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. 99. Visit the covered bridge at Deerfield Nature Park. 100. Test your knowledge on Tuesdays during Trivia Night at Hunter’s Ale House. 100 T HI NGS

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GOLF COURSES: Bucks Run Golf Club • 1559 S. Chippewa Rd. (989) 773-6830 • www.bucksrun.com 6,914 yards- 73.5 Rating- 146 Slope Clubhouse, bar and grill, pro shop, banquet facility, three lakes and 1-¼ miles of Chippewa River frontage. Putting course, practice putting greens, bunkered driving range, and GPS carts. Play & stay packages available.

Pleasant Hills Golf Club • 4452 E. Millbrook Rd. (989) 772-0487 • https://www.pleasanthillsgc.com/ 6,047 yards - 68.8 Rating - 119 Slope Gently rolling hills and well manicured greens, chalet-style clubhouse offers lunch, snacks, drinks.

Eagle Glen Golf Course • 1251 Clubhouse Dr., Farwell (989) 588-4424 • https://www.golfeagleglen.biz/ 6,602 yards- 72.6 Rating- 133 Slope Rolling greens, natural wetlands, bent grass tees, greens and fairways. Previous host of Michigan State Publinx Match Play Championship.

PohlCat Golf Course • 6595 E. Airport Rd. (989) 773-4221 • https://pohlcat.net/ 6,954 yards - 74.2 Rating - 140 Slope Modern and classic links-style golf holes, mature trees, rolling tallgrass, views of Chippewa River. Full practice facility, seasonal bar and grill, year round wedding and event space.

The Emerald • 2300 W. Maple Rapids Rd., St. Johns (989) 224-6287 • https://www.emeraldgolfcourse.com/ 6,683 yard - 71.5 Rating - 128 Slope Fully stocked pro shop, driving range, GPS golf carts and renovated restaurant.

Riverwood Golf Course • 1313 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 772-5726 • http://www.riverwoodresort.com/ 6,600 yards - 72.5 Rating - 136 Slope 27 holes, nominated one of the top resorts in Michigan. Two miles west of Central Michigan University.

Maple Creek Golf Club • 8400 S. Genuine Rd., Shepherd (989) 828-6315 • https://www.maplecreekgolf-shepherd.com/ 6,867 yards - 73.2 Rating - 136 Slope Fantastic greens, renowned Fireside Grille, open for weddings, banquets, nightly leagues, weekly outings; best value in the area.

Snow Snake Ski & Golf • 3407 E. Mannsiding Rd., Harrison (989) 539-6583 • https://snowsnake.net/ 6,135 yards - 69.9 Rating - 133 Slope Offering 18 holes of tree lined fairways, bent grass tees and greens, and a friendly staff that is sure to keep you coming back year after year. Come play this unique course and experience “Up North” golfing at its finest.

Mt. Pleasant Country Club • 3686 E. River Rd. (989) 772-1591 • https://www.mtpleasantcc.com/ 6,079 yards - 69.3 Rating - 132 Slope Members only! This exceptionally gorgeous golf course meanders through thick oaks and plush terrain along the beautiful and winding Chippewa River. Practice facility, Olympic-sized pool and remodeled bar and grill. Pine River Country Club • 1400 W. Superior St., Alma (989) 463-4610 • http://www.pinerivercc.net/ Fair for all levels of golfers, the course is cut out of a variety of beautiful terrain including trees, rolling hills and the charming Pine River. Club house, bar & grill, driving range, practice area. The Pines at Lake Isabella 1022 S. Clubhouse Dr., Lake Isabella (989) 644-2300 • http://www.thepinesgolfcourse.com/ 6,856 yards - 72.9 Rating - 132 Slope Clubhouse, bar and grill, driving range practice greens. Hosted Publinx State Match Play Championship 18 times. Frequent qualifying site for the Michigan Amateur. 20

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989-772-3221 www.greentree.coop 214 N Franklin St

989-772-3221 Open 8am-9pm www.greentree.coop N Franklin St 7 214 Days a Week!

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BAKERIES, DELIS & CAFES Big Apple Bagels • 2024 S. Mission St. (989) 772-9555 • www.bigapplebagels.com Biggby Coffee • 4445 E. Blue Grass Rd. (989) 773-3800 • www.biggby.com

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ONE-STOP SHOPS FOR… g Sandwiches: Max & Emily’s Eatery g Coffee: Pleasant City & Ponder Coffee Company g Handcrafted Brews: Mountain Town Brewing Company (Summit Smokehouse) and Hunter’s Ale House g Late-night munchies: Dog Central g Pizza: Pisanello’s Pizza

Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market • 97 E. Wright Ave., R Shepherd • (989) 567-2114 • www.mitchellsgourmetdeli.com Pleasant City Coffee • 205 W. Broadway St. (989) 339-1649 R Ponder Coffee Company Central • 1027 S. Franklin St. (989) 249-3956 • www.pondercoffee.co R Ponder Coffee Company Downtown • 110 E. Broadway St. (989) 249-3956 • www.pondercoffee.co R Pure Vitality Juice Bar & Spa • 128 E. Broadway St. (989) 817-4663 • mipurevitality.com R Robaire’s Bakery & Doughnut Shop • 1903 S. Mission St. (989) 772-3516 • www.robairesbakery.com Smoothie King • 1720 S. Mission St., Ste. A (989) 546-6700 • www.smoothieking.com Starbucks • 5655 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 773-2457 • www.starbucks.com Starbucks (Target) • 4097 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 773-0218 • www.starbucks.com

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Starbucks (CMU) • 103 W. Preston St. (989) 774-4313 • www.starbucks.com

g Doughnuts: Robaire’s Bakery & Cops and Doughnuts

Tiki Pineapple • 807 S. Mission St. (989) 317-0273 • www.tikipineapple.com

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g Sushi: Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge g Burgers: Freddie’s Tavern

Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Creamery • 1723 S. Mission St. (989) 317-3544 • www.timhortons.com R Tropical Smoothie Cafe • 2332 S. Mission St. (989) 317-4800 • www.tropicalsmoothie.com

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BARS & NIGHTCLUBS The Barn Door • 3029 S. Coldwater Rd. (989) 644-2550

Bennigan’s • (Located at the Comfort Inn) • 2424 S. Mission St. (989) 772-5002 • www.bennigans.com

The Bird Bar & Grill • 223 S. Main St. (989) 772-2493

The Bistro Lounge & Restaurant • (Located inside the Courtyard Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University) • 2400 East Campus Dr. (989) 773-1444 • www.marriott.com R

Beal City Tavern • 2007 N. Winn Rd., Beal City (989) 644-3698

Big Boy Restaurant • 1623 S. Mission St. (989) 772-2476 • www.bigboy.com

Blackstone Bar & Grill • 212 W. Michigan St. (989) 772-3319

Bob Evans Restaurant • 5652 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 779-2818 • www.bobevans.com

Blue Gator Sports Pub and Grill • 106 N. Court St. (989) 772-5486 • www.bluegatormp.com R

The Brass • 128 S. Main St. (989) 772-0864 • www.thebrasscafe.com R

Buffalo Wild Wings • 1904 S. Mission St. (989) 772-9464 • www.buffalowildwings.com R

Burrito Bowl/Smoothies • (Located inside the CMU University Center) 251 E. Preston St. • (989) 774-6406

The Cabin • 930 W. Broomfield St. (989) 779-9167 R

Camille’s Prime • 506 W. Broadway St. (989) 773-0259 • www.camillesprime.com

Encore, The Nightclub • 108 N. Court St. (989) 772-5486 • www.encorethenightclub.com

Cheers Neighborhood Grill & Bar • 1700 W. High St. (989) 772-7171 • www.cheersmp.com

Freddie’s Tavern • 705 S. Adams St. (989) 773-2180 • www.freddiestavernmi.com

China Garden Restaurant • 2328 S. Mission St. (989) 773-9858 • www.chinagardenmountpleasant.com

Green Spot Pub • 808 N. Mission St. (989) 773-9536 R

China One Buffet • 1711 S. Mission St. (989) 773-8588

Hunter’s Ale House • 4855 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 779-2626 R

Chipotle Mexican Grill • 1720 S. Mission St. (989) 772-1475 • www.chipotle.com R

Marty’s Bar • 123 S. Main St. (989) 772-9142

Culver’s • 1021 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 775-8106 • www.culvers.com R

Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge • 105 E. Broadway St. (989) 775-7723 • www.midorimp.com R

The Diner • 894 N. Mission Rd. (989) 775-7210

Mountain Town Brewing Co. • 3068 Jen’s Way (989) 400-4666 • www.mountaintownbrew.com R

Dog Central • 111 E. Michigan St. (989) 317-3076 • www.dogcentralmp.com

O’Kelly’s Sports Bar & Grill • 2000 S. Mission St. (989) 775-3751 R

Dragon Express • 314 W. Broomfield St. (989) 779-2727 • www.mydragonexpress.com

Rubble’s Bar • 112 W. Michigan St. (989) 772-1132

Firehouse Subs • 1729 S. Mission St. (989) 775-8800 • www.firehousesubs.com R

Shepherd Bar & Restaurant • 324 W. Wright Ave., Shepherd (989) 828-5434 • www.shepherdbar.com R

Fireside Bar & Grill • (Located at Maple Creek Golf Course) 8400 S. Genuine Rd., Shepherd • (989) 828-6315 www.maplecreekgolf-shepherd.com R

Wayside Central • 2000 S. Mission St. (989) 772-2391 Weaver’s Village Inn • 3348 N. Woodruff Rd., Weidman (989) 644-2064 CASUAL & FAMILY DINING Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar • 4929 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 779-2766 • www.applebees.com Aurora Buffet • (Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino) 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. • (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com/aurora.htm

First Wok Chinese Restaurant • 4128 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 779-1150 Five Guys • 1620 S. Mission St. • (989) 400-4500 www.fiveguys.com Great Wall Chinese Buffet • 1025 S. Mission St. (989) 775-8039 Hunan House • 2157 S. Mission St. (989) 772-7386 • www.hunanhousemi.com

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Hunter’s Ale House • 4855 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 779-2626 R IHOP • 5245 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 773-4050 • www.ihop.com Isabella’s • (Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino) 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. • (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com/isabellas.htm

Quarry Grille • (Located at Bucks Run Golf Club) 1559 S. Chippewa Rd. • (989) 779-9973 www.bucksrun.com/quarrymenu R Red Lobster • 4062 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 772-5622 • www.redlobster.com Riverwood 989 Bar & Grill • 1313 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 772-5726 • www.riverwoodresort.com

The Italian Oven • 2336 S. Mission St. (989) 773-6836 • www.italianovenmi.com

Roz’s Diner • 3995 E. Rosebush Rd., Rosebush (989) 433-8080 • www.rozsdiner.com

Jon’s Country Burger • 1030 S. Mission St. (989) 773-9172

Ruby Tuesday • 1023 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 775-8737 • www.rubytuesday.com

Legends Diner • (Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino) 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. • (888) 732-4537 www.soaringeaglecasino.com/legends.htm

Mancino’s Italian Eatery • 4152 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 775-6666 • www.samuelmancinos.com

LoDee’s Family Restaurant • 27 S. Coldwater Rd. (989) 441-1047 • www.lodees.com

Shin’s Korean Restaurant • 1620 S. Mission St. (989) 317-0736

Los Amigos • 4520 Collegiate Way • (989) 317-3919 https://los-amigos-of-mt-pleasant.business.site

Siniikaung Steak & Chop House • (Inside the Soaring Eagle Casino) 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. • (989) 775-5106 www.soaringeaglecasino.com/siniikaung.htm

Los Aztecas • 4445 E. Bluegrass Rd. R (989) 775-8594 • www.los-aztecas-mexican-grill-and-bar.com

Stan’s Restaurant • 220 E. Broadway St. (989) 773-3259

Los Palominos • 4585 E. Pickard Rd. • (989) 953-4161 los-palominos-mexican-restaurant.business.site

Summit Smokehouse & Tap Room • 3068 Jen’s Way (989) 400-4666 • www.summit-smokehouse.com R

Max & Emily’s Eatery • 125 E. Broadway St. (989) 772-7460 • www.maxandemilys.com R

Taco Boy • 804 S. Mission St. (989) 772-0394

Menna’s Joint • 1418 S. Mission St. (989) 953-DUBS (3827) • www.mennasjoint.com

Texas Roadhouse • 2177 S. Mission St. (989) 775-7427 • www.texasroadhouse.com

Mountain Town Station • 506 W. Broadway St. (989) 775-BEER (2337) • www.mountaintown.com R

Toast to Toast • (Inside Holiday Inn) • 5278 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 317-8686 • www.holidayinn.com/mtpleasantmi

Nbakade Dining Room • (Inside the Soaring Eagle Waterpark) 5665 E. Pickard Rd. • (989) 817-4800 www.soaringeaglewaterpark.com R

LOCALLY GROWN

Noodles & Company • 4459 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 282-1220 • www.noodles.com R Olive Garden • 4070 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 772-0007 • www.olivegarden.com Panda Express • 1107 S. Mission St. (989) 772-8899 • www.pandaexpress.com Panera Bread • 2111 S. Mission St. (989) 772-0003 • www.panerabread.com R The Pita Pit • 1620 S. Mission St. (989) 773-1177 • https://pitapitusa.com PIXIE • 302 N. Mission St. (989) 772-7494 R Ponderosa Steakhouse • 1301 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 773-4427 • www.pon-bon.com Qdoba Mexican Eats • 1529 S. Mission St. (989) 772-2324 • www.qdoba.com 26

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Doodle’s Sugar Bush • 10566 S. Johnson Rd., Blanchard (989) 866-6177 • www.doodlessugarbush.com Farmers’ Market • (989) 779-5330 • Open June-October. www.mt-pleasant.org/farmersmarket Island Park - Thursday’s 331 N. Main St. Broadway Street - Saturday’s R GCC Organics • 431 S. Littlefield Rd. • (989) 944-0124 https://www.gccorganics.com/ GreenTree Cooperative Grocery • 214 N. Franklin St. (989) 772-3221 • www.greentree.coop R Moody Blueberry Farm • 9720 Beckley Rd., Blanchard (989) 561-2578 Papa’s Pumpkin Patch • 3909 S. Summerton Rd. (989) 773-4345 R Rhynard’s Blueberry Farm • 4701 S. Chippewa Rd., Shepherd (989) 828-6954


ICE CREAM Cool Dip Ice Cream - Open seasonally 1700 N. Littlefield Rd. • (989) 441-1199 R

dow1mm Ice cream, putt-putt,️ driving range -️ these are a few of our favorite things; lucky for us, The Golf Center has it all! #meetmtp #mtp100days

Cones N Candy - Open Seasonally 227 W. Wright Ave., Shepherd • (989) 567-2055 Dairy Queen • 210 S. Mission St. (989) 773-4700 • www.dairyqueen.com R Doozies Ice Cream Place - Open seasonally 1310 E. Pickard Rd. • (989) 772-2332 R Downtown Soda Shoppe • 121 E. Broadway St. (989) 772-2315 The Golf Center • 2280 E. Bloomfield Rd. (989) 772-0156 R Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli & Market 1982 E. Remus Rd., Mt. Pleasant • (989) 317-8388 197 E. Wright Ave., Shepherd • (989) 567-2114 mitchellsgourmetdeli.com R Tim Hortons & Cold Stone Creamery • 1723 S. Mission St. (989) 317-3544 • www.timhortons.com R BREWERIES Hunter’s Ale House • 4855 E. Bluegrass Rd. (989) 779-2626 R Summit Smokehouse & Tap Room (Mountain Town Brewing Co.) • 3068 Jen’s Way • (989) 400-4666 www.summit-smokehouse.com

PIZZA Blaze Pizza • 1218 S. Mission St., Ste. A (989) 217-9130 • www.blazepizza.com R Bell’s Greek Pizza • 304 W. Broomfield St. • (989) 317-8668 bells-greek-pizza-mtpleasant.business.site The Cabin • 930 W. Broomfield St. (989) 779-9167 R Cottage Inn Pizza • 1639 E. Broomfield St. (989) 772-5700 • www.cottageinn.com Domino’s Pizza • 706 S. Mission St. (989) 775-7555 • www.dominos.com Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs • 111 S. Mission St. (989) 772-0044 • www.hungryhowies.com

Midori Sushi & Martini Lounge

The Italian Oven • 2336 S. Mission St. (989) 773-6836 • www.italianovenmi.com Jet’s Pizza • 2308 S. Mission St. (989) 400-4440 • www.jetspizza.com Little Caesars Pizza • 324 S. Mission St. (989) 773-1121 • www.littlecaesars.com Papa John’s • 1504 S. Mission St. (989) 773-1234 • www.papajohns.com Pisanello’s Pizza • 110 N. Main St. (989) 773-9906 • www.pisanellos.net Pizza Hut Wing Street • 1216 S. Mission St. (989) 773-6161 • www.pizzahut.com Pizza King • 600 S. Mission St. (989) 772-9435 • www.pizzakingmtp.com Vin Trofeo’s Pizzeria & Pub • 120 S. University St. (989) 400-4120

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elcome to friendly faces, abundant places, and comfortable paces. When it comes to spending time with your loved ones, it’s the small moments that make the biggest difference. The Mt. Pleasant area offers free and frugal fun, every season, for you and your loved ones to enjoy. FREE

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g City Parks and Chippewa

g Isabella County Parks

Watershed Conservancy Preserves g Disc golf at CMU Course g Morey Family Gallery g Arts & Culture events:

Kids & Culture, monthly g Summer events: Art Walk

Central, Movies by Moonlight, Thrilling Thurdsays g Winter events: Mt. Pleasant

Christmas Celebration g Sledding at Mission Creek

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FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS Pisanello’s Pizza, The Italian Oven, PIXIE Restaurant and Max & Emily’s Eatery.

g Mt. Pleasant Discovery

Museum g Ziibiwing Cultural Center g The Jump Station g Morey Courts Recreation

Center g I.C.E. Arena g Papa’s Pumpkin Patch

Spray Park at Island Park

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Painted Turtle Pottery Studio • 209 W. Broadway St. (989) 317-8008 • www.paintedturtle.com Paint your own pottery studio located in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. Available for parties and workshops. Soaring Eagle Waterpark • 5665 E. Pickard Rd. (989) 817-4801 • www.soaringeaglewaterpark.com Tube and bowl slides, surf attraction, climbing wall, 317-gallon dump bucket, play area for young children, hot tub, changing rooms, cabanas, concessions, and more. Day passes available. Timber Town 2.0 • 331 N. Main St. (989) 779-5300 • www.mt-pleasant.org Playscape inside the city’s 50-acre Island Park. LIBRARIES Luminary Lab exhibit at the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum

Art Reach of Mid Michigan • 111 E. Broadway St. (989) 773-3689 • www.artreachcenter.org Community art center featuring an artist gift shop, fine art gallery, classes for adults & kids. Private painting parties & rental of the gallery for private parties & functions. Cyber Quest - Inside Soaring Eagle 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd. • (888) 732-4537 www.kidsquest.com/location/soaringeagle Video games, professionally supervised, concessions. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The Golf Center • 2280 E. Bloomfield Rd. (989) 772-0156 Golf training and practice facility with covered driving mats. 18-hole miniature golf course, MSU Dairy and Country Dairy ice cream. I.C.E. Arena • 5165 E. Remus Rd. (989) 772-9623 • www.mpicearena.org Public skating, hockey, figure skating, pro shop, and more. The Jump Station • 2422 E. Broomfield Rd. (989) 317-0589 • www.thejumpstationmtp.com Trampoline park and inflatable arena. Inflatable arena is for children 10 and under. Trampoline park is for any age. Concessions and party rentals available. Karma Cat Cafe • 612 E. Broadway St. (989) 773-2399 • www.karmakatcafe.com Safe, zen, peaceful environment to interact with cats. Merchandise and local art available to purchase. Reservations required. Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum • 5093 E. Remus Rd. (989) 317-3221 • www.mpdiscoverymuseum.org Over 10 hands-on exhibits including the beemazium and water table, special events throughout each month, gift shop, room rentals, monthly sensory-friendly nights, and more. Mt. Pleasant Spray Park • 331 N. Main St. (989) 779-5300 • www.mt-pleasant.org Designed for youth 12 and under. Twelve water features with 100 sprayers and nozzles. Open May - October.

Clarke Historical Library • 250 W. Preston St. (989) 774-3352 • www.cmich.edu/library/clarke Located inside the Park Library, is home to a children’s literature section, archives of Central Michigan University, and over 2,500 articles recording the history of Michigan. CMU Park Library • 250 W. Preston St. (989) 774-1100 • www.cmich.edu/library The main library of Central Michigan University. Faith Johnston Memorial Library 4035 N. Mission St., Rosebush (989) 433-0006 • www.crdl.org Part of the Chippewa River District Library System. Provides materials and services to enrich, enlighten, and inspire all of the people in the community. See website for events. Veterans Memorial Library / CRDL • 301 S. University St. (989) 773-3242 • www.crdl.org Part of the Chippewa River District Library system. Provides materials and services to enrich, enlighten, and inspire all of the people in the community. Located in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. See website for events.

Local Favorites Jacob Kain – In the five years since Jacob and his family moved to Mt. Pleasant, they have discovered many favorites around town. Top on their list is Doozies Ice Cream Place, a 35-year tradition in the community. Despite the long lines, Doozies’ sweet treats are worth the wait. Daughters Riley (7) and Rory (4) love Superman ice cream and a scoop of strawberry served with a smiley face made of candy.

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he Mt. Pleasant area is the intersection of every walk and stage of life. From brilliant canvas art and unique sculptures to exploring the Midwest’s premier American Indian museum. Where fresh meets familiar, the Mt. Pleasant area thrives on art and culture. Experience the Midwest’s premier American Indian museum, the Ziibiwing Cultural Center. The center provides education on

the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and other Great Lakes Anishinabek tribes, and a diverse collection of sacred and ceremonial items. Visit the Museum of Cultural and Natural History at Central Michigan University for temporary and permanent exhibits, provided by the university and students enrolled in CMU’s Museum Studies. We recommend the Kozmic

Clash: Peace, Love, and Outer Space and “Feel the Music” in the hands-on gallery. Walk through displays of artistry and brilliance at a local gallery. See more than 150 Michigan artists’ work at Art Reach of Mid Michigan, explore prints, jewelry and more at Main Frame Gallery, and witness up and coming artists at Central Michigan University’s various exhibitions.

HERE’S A GUIDE TO MUSEUMS, GALLERIES AND ARTS & CRAFTS: g Paint & Pour Classes: Art Reach of Mid Michigan & Mama Bair Art g Free museums & galleries: Morey Family Gallery (Art Reach), Museum of Cultural and Natural History and University Art Gallery g American Indian history: Ziibiwing Cultural Center g Annual Powwows: Saginaw Chippewa Tribal National Powwow & CMU’s Celebrating Life Pow Wow g Annual Art Shows: Art Walk Central in August

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GALLERIES & MUSEUMS Art Reach of Mid Michigan • 111 E. Broadway St. (989) 773-3689 • www.artreachcenter.org Community art center featuring an artist gift shop, fine art gallery, classes for adults & kids. Private painting parties & rental of the gallery for private parties & functions. Little Red Schoolhouse Museum 311 Dearing Drive, Shepherd • (989) 828-5319 www.shepherdareahistoricalsociety.org Historical one-room schoolhouse. Open to the public Saturday during Maple Syrup Festival, the last full weekend in April or by appointment. Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum • 5093 E. Remus Rd. (989) 317-3221 • www.mpdiscoverymuseum.org Over 10 hands-on exhibits including the beemazium and water table, special events throughout each month, gift shop, room rentals, monthly sensory friendly nights and more. Museum of Cultural and Natural History 103 Rowe Hall • (989) 774-7165 https://www.cmich.edu/colleges/class/MCNH/Pages/default.aspx Natural History of Michigan, dangerous animals display, and two temporary exhibitions; Kozmic Clash & “Feel the Music”. Free and open the public. Old Fence Rider’s Historical Center 222 S. Sheldon St., Edmore • (989) 427-5222 Historical flags, barbed wire and fencing collection, Native American and Civil War exhibits. Powerhouse Museum • 211 Dearing Dr., Shepherd (989) 828-5319 • www.shepherdareahistoricalsociety.org Open to the public Saturday during Maple Syrup Festival, the last full weekend in April or by appointment.

University Art Gallery • 251 E. Preston St. (989) 774-3800 • www.cmich.edu/colleges/CCFA/ Faculty and student exhibits over the academic year. Free and open to the public. Ziibiwing Cultural Center • 6650 E. Broadway St. (989) 775-4750 • www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing Promotes culture, diversity and spirit of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and other Great Lakes Anishinabek. Features exhibits, workshops, cultural presentations, and gift shop.

Local Favorites K. Schmittler – Moving to Mt. Pleasant from Los Angeles 20 years ago was a bit of a culture shock for K. She has grown to like the smallness of the community. From the downtown parades to the summer concerts in the streets and the county parks where you can stroll the trails and hear the Chippewa River running, K says Mt. Pleasant is the perfect setting for a movie showcasing a small Midwestern town.

CMU’s Clarke Historical Library Exhibit PHOTO CREDIT STEVE JESSMORE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Camille’s Prime

Featuring Prime Grade Beef & Fresh Seafood For reservations call 989-773-0259 or online at www.camillesprime.com 506 West Broadway Street in Downtown Mount Pleasant next to Mountain Town Station

Summit Smokehouse

Mid Michigan’s only Micro Brewery and Smokehouse serving hand crafted Beer & Wine 3068 Jen’s Way 989-400-4666 www.summit-smokehouse.com

Mountain Town Station American Restaurant & Brewpub 506 West Broadway Street 989-775-2337 www.mountaintown.com

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2020 Mt. Pleasant Area Visitors Guide  

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