MIDDLE MICHIGAN DESTINATIONS
Cops and Doughnuts
There was a doughnut shop and bakery in Clare, Michigan that had been in constant operation since 1896. This historic business was within weeks of closing when all nine members of the Clare Police Department banded together and came to the rescue to save this business. Dubbed “Cops and Doughnuts,” the business boasts handmade confections of all types. Join them for a warm fresh doughnut and a steaming cup of Cops coffee while you enjoy the police decor and friendly, and very safe, atmosphere. Come and see the new store in Clare that everyone is talking about.
Jay’s Sporting Goods
Jay’s Sporting Goods was started by Jay and Arlene Poet in 1971 and is Michigan’s Original Outdoor Superstore. Starting from a one car garage they have grown into a 78,000 square foot building in Clare and a 48,000 square foot building in Gaylord, MI. With a focus on the outdoor industry, Jay’s Sporting Goods can supply your needs in Archery, Firearms, Fishing, Camping, and Clothing Apparel to equip you on your next adventure. With a family like atmosphere and a Faith based focus they are now in their 44th year of business!
Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum
The Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum is a 12,000 square foot children’s museum dedicated to establishing a fun, hands-on and educational experience for children of all ages. At the museum, children will engage in subjects such as math, science, world cultures, regional history and the arts.
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Ziibiwing Center
The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeway’s in Mount Pleasant, Mich. is the Midwest’s Premier American Indian Museum. Established in 2004, the Ziibiwing Center is a distinctive treasure created to provide an enriched, diversified and culturally relevant educational experience through its award-winning Diba Jimooyung (Telling Our Story) permanent exhibit, changing exhibits, research center, Ojibwe language immersion room, gift shop, and meeting rooms. The Ziibiwing Center is a non-profit cultural center and museum belonging to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort
The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is the Midwest’s premier AAA Four Diamond gaming and hospitality destination offering top-name entertainment, award-winning dining, high stakes bingo and a world class spa. Dining includes Isabella’s, their signature restaurant which has an old-world Italian menu and a vast selection of Michigan wines, Sniikaung Steakhouse, Aurora Buffet, Legends Diner, Native Grind Coffee Shop, Endless Options and the Water Lily Lounge.
Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel
The Soaring Eagle Waterpark, which opened in 2012, is a 45,000-square-foot indoor waterpark designed for toddlers, tweens, teens, and adults. Attractions include: FlowRider Surf Indoors!, Loon’s Loop 3 Story Water Slide, Biish Falls 317 Gallon Mega Splash, Little Beaver’s Bend Lazy River, Makwas Mountain Climbing Wall and Hotsprings Adult Hot Tub. The hotel includes 243 guest rooms including a number of family suites that can accommodate up to seven family members.
Snow Snake Ski & Golf
Snow Snake Ski and Golf Resort has 43 acres with six lifts serving 10 runs and a snow tubing park. The ski season runs from November through March, weather permitting. Recent additions to Snow Snake include the Zip Line Tours and the Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park.
Wilson State Park
Wilson State Park is located on 36 wooded acres on the north end of Budd Lake in Clare County. The Clare County Fairgrounds are across from the park and host many activities in the summer. In the winter, the park offers recreation activities such as ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.