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Explore Macomb County: A Treasure Trove of Adventure Awaits!

Explore Macomb County: A Treasure Trove of Adventure Awaits!

by | Dec 1, 2023

Experience all that Macomb County has to offer with plenty of activities and attractions suitable for the whole family! From water adventures, exploring shorelines, fishing, and more to visiting Jimmy John’s Field for some live music, Saturday fireworks, and minor league baseball – visitors will surely find an abundance of fun when planning a visit to this dynamic county.

Macomb County is bursting with amazing attractions and activities to discover! From water adventures to metro parks to top-of-the-line fishing – visitors are sure to find something to love. Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week by exploring all that Macomb County has to offer!

Explore Lake St. Clair

Head to Macomb County to experience the beauty of Lake St. Clair’s 32 miles of freshwater shoreline. Nature lovers will find plenty of ways to enjoy the lake, from swimming and stand-up paddleboarding to chartering a yacht. Fishing enthusiasts can also take advantage of the world-class fishing spots scattered throughout the lake for a variety of species like small-mouth bass, muskie, yellow perch, and walleye. If you’re looking for something more low-key, explore the Clinton River with canoeing or kayaking, or just relax by the water with a bite to eat at North 42 Kitchen and Bar at MacRay Harbor, Bumper’s Landing, Pegasus Taverna, Fishbones or Mike’s on the Water located along St. Clair Shores’ Nautical Mile.

Experience the Excitement of Jimmy John’s Field

Macomb County offers an abundance of family-friendly attractions for all to enjoy. One of the highlights is Jimmy John’s Field, home to the United Shores Professional Baseball League. Here, families can watch a minor league game and even enjoy Friday night fireworks and live music on Saturdays. The park also features a kid’s play area, accessible players, coaches, and mascots, plus promotions throughout the game to keep the crowd engaged. This is sure to be an exciting, affordable, and fun outing for the whole family.

Kart2Kart, C.J. Barrymore’s, and Westview Orchards & Winery

Experience an adrenaline rush at Kart2Kart in Sterling Heights with high-speed go-kart racing and axe throwing. Or take a thrilling visit to C.J. Barrymore’s Family Entertainment Center, an ever-growing indoor/outdoor amusement park featuring two roller coasters, a zip line, a drop tower, bumper boats, mini golf, batting cages, laser tag, bowling, and arcade games. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Westview Orchards & Winery in Washington Township, with seasonal U-Pick fruit, vegetables, and sunflowers, farm fun activities, and a themed corn maze. Browse through their market and bakery, offering a variety of cider, donuts, and other treats, then relax with a glass of wine in the gorgeous wine bar located in the second-story loft of the cider barn, hosting live music on select Saturdays. Macomb is the perfect place for families and friends to reconnect and enjoy a range of exciting activities.

Biking, Walking, and Running Trails

Macomb County is full of natural wonders just waiting to be explored. At Stoney Creek Metropark, hikers and mountain bikers can explore miles of trails while golfers take on the challenge of its 18-hole golf course. Children will also find plenty of fun at the park’s playscape. Those looking for a waterfront experience should check out Lake St. Clair Metropark. Here visitors can lounge on the sandy beach, observe wildlife on the boardwalk, or cool off in the Olympic-size swimming pool with a waterslide. The Macomb Orchard Trail, Clinton River Trail, and River Bends Trail are perfect for those looking for an invigorating walk, run, or bike ride. And for a truly unique experience, Vanhoutte Farms in Armada offers u-pick wildflowers, while Romeo Lavender Farm opens to the public this summer with its calming lavender fields. With so much to see and do, Macomb County’s biking, walking, and running trails are not to be missed.

Wine, Beer, and Cider Experiences in Macomb County

Wine:

Filipo Marc Winery in Clinton Township offers private and open wine-tasting events, where visitors can create custom labels or even make their wine for a special occasion. Ray Township’s Youngblood Vineyard boasts stunning views of the vineyard and an outdoor wine-tasting experience, complete with a wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza pavilion coming this summer.

Beer & Cider:

Blake’s Tasting Room in Armada has plenty of options to choose from, as well as a food menu that pairs well with both. Other notable spots include Baffin Brewing Company in St. Clair Shores, Brown Iron Brewhouse in Washington Township, Dragonmead in Warren and Dragon’s Landing in St. Clair Shores, and Kuhnhenn’s Tap Rooms in Warren and Clinton Township. Sherwood Brewing Company in Shelby Township was recently crowned the winner of Macomb County’s first Mac Madness: Best Mac in the Mac contest, for its house-made macaroni and cheese.

Macomb County is home to a thriving craft beer community, with over 15 breweries in the area. Filipo Marc Winery in Clinton Township offers private and open wine tasting events, where visitors can create their custom labels or even make their ow wine for a special occasion. Ray Township’s Youngblood Vineyard boasts stunning views of the vineyard and an outdoor wine tasting experience, complete with a wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza pavilion coming this summer. For hard cider and beer fans, Blake’s Tasting Room in Armada has plenty of options to choose from, as well as a food menu that pairs well with both. Other notable spots include Baffin Brewing Company in St. Clair Shores, Brown Iron Brewhouse in Washington Township, Dragonmead in Warren and Dragon’s Landing in St. Clair Shores, and Kuhnhenn’s Tap Rooms in Warren and Clinton Township. Sherwood Brewing Company in Shelby Township has recently crowned the winner of Macomb County’s first Mac Madness: Best Mac in the Mac contest, for its house-made macaroni and cheese.

Explore Unique Stores and Eclectic Mixes at the Mall at Partridge Creek and Downtown Mt. Clemens

The Mall at Partridge Creek is the perfect Macomb County hub for shopping, dining, and entertainment. With its open-air, dog-friendly atmosphere, it’s a great place to explore unique stores like Girl Boss Fashions, Giuseppe’s International Oils & Vinegars, Taste of Tea, Detroit Life, and Inspire Marketplace, which showcases original art from local Michigan artists. In downtown Mt. Clemens, shoppers can find an eclectic mix of stores such as Champagne Chocolates, Cake Xperience, Clementine’s Pastries, Pop’s Sweets and Treats, and Max and Ollie’s Vintage Boutique. With so much to offer, the Mall at Partridge Creek and downtown Mt. Clemens are the ideal spots for proud shoppers to satisfy their retail cravings!

Visitors to the Mt. Clemens, Sterling Heights, New Baltimore, and Warren areas are spoilt for choice when it comes to farmer’s markets! Here you can find an abundance of fresh, locally grown fruit, vegetables, flowers, plants, eggs, honey, and more. To make the experience even more special, the Shelby Farmers Market is held at the Packard Proving Grounds – a historic automotive site offering guided tours – providing a unique shopping experience.

Explore Macomb County’s Attractions

Macomb County proudly presents its official motto ‘Make Macomb Your Home’, and it’s easy to see why. Ciccarelli’s Sports Bar & Eatery in Shelby Township, owned by former Detroit Red Wing Dino Ciccarelli, is a great place to watch the big game on big screens or meet up with friends for some adult beverages. In downtown Mt. Clemens, there are plenty of attractions to explore: Bath City Bistro for feather bowling, Three Blind Mice Irish Pub with an outdoor deck and craft and world beers, and the newly opened Cellar 104 Boutique Winery. Plans are also underway to create a social district in downtown Mt. Clemens this summer, where visitors over the age of 21 can buy alcohol from eligible licensees and enjoy a stroll within the designated area.

Experience the Detroit Institute of Arts and Hyatt Place Utica

Residents of Macomb County have a unique and exclusive opportunity to experience all that the Detroit Institute of Arts has to offer, free of charge! With the requirement of advanced reservations, residents can explore the world-class art museum with ease. For those who are looking to make a vacation out of it, Hyatt Place Utica is an excellent option. With spacious rooms, an indoor pool, a 24/7 gym, free breakfast, and proximity to various attractions, there is no better way to immerse yourself in the Macomb County culture. So take advantage of this amazing opportunity and become an official hometown tourist – because as Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home!”

Macomb County truly has something to offer every kind of traveler! Whether you choose to relax by the water with a bite to eat, indulge in charming metro parks, or cast your hope off into the lake looking for world-class angling opportunities, Macomb’s natural beauty and unique attractions are sure to provide a vibrant and memorable experience. Explore all that Macomb County has to offer during National Travel and Tourism Week – come discover its many wonders!

Explore Macomb County

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