9 Reasons to Spend a Day in MacombModified: February 28, 2020 | Story by Lori Bremerkamp
The Best of Macomb
Enjoy Some Retail Therapy
Nearly 1,600 independently owned and operated retail establishments in Macomb County offer an eclectic mix of merchandise. Plus, it’s home to three malls – Partridge Creek, Lakeside and Macomb Mall – where you can browse an array of stores and cross just about everything off your shopping list in one stop.
Visit the Orchards
Pick your own fruits and veggies or, in cooler temps, enjoy cider, doughnuts and a hayride at Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill or Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm.
Take a Tour
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Sanders & Morley Candy Makers in Clinton Township produce their tasty treats or roam the grounds and gardens of the Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.
Spend Quality Time with the Fam
Take in a game at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica or ride the roller coaster and bumper cars at C.J. Barrymore’s Sports and Entertainment in Clinton Township. For food and fun in one, visit Dave & Buster’s.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Macomb County is home to three Metroparks – Lake St. Clair, Stony Creek and Wolcott Mill “” where you can go for a run, take your bike for a spin, enjoy a day at the beach and more.
See a Show
Macomb Center for the Performing Arts not only brings some of the best in entertainment to southeast Michigan, but it is a center of education, offering a variety of cultural and enrichment experiences to the young and the young at heart.
Take a Break from Cooking
Mr. Paul’s Chophouse is the definition of fine dining in Macomb County, while Cloverleaf Bar and Restaurant offers must-try deep-dish pizza, along with other local favorites, such as crunchy sweet bread and whipped cheesecake.
Sample Local Brews
The craft beer industry is booming in Michigan – and Macomb County has several breweries you can visit to taste test a few, including Sherwood Brewing Co., Kuhnhenn and my personal favorite, Brown Iron Brewhouse.
Play a Round of Golf.
Home to 26 courses, Macomb County has a getaway for everyone from the casual golfer to the clubhouse pro. Greystone, Sycamore Hills and Cherry Creek Golf Clubs are three that are open to the public.
No matter whether you have a few hours to spend – or spend your life here – Macomb County always has something new to discover.
Read more about Detroit places to visit.
1The Mall at Partridge Creek17420 Hall Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48038586-226-0330
2Ford House1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236313-884-4222
3Huron-Clinton Metroparks13000 High Ridge Drive, Brighton, MI 48114810-227-2757
4Macomb Center for the Performing Arts44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48038586-286-2141