Today, the area where Clinton Township sits was originally a Moravian Church mission named Gnadenhutten and established in 1782. The mission was closed in 1786 after threats by the Chippewa tribe. Today, Moravian Road runs through where the church mission sat. The population here has grown to over one-hundred-thousand residents and is the most populated township in the state.
One of the oldest residents has been here since before the turn of the century, the 20th century, that is, and affectionately known as “Luke the Spook”. Legend has it that Dr. Lucas was returning from a house call via horse and buggy on Romeo Plank Road and somehow went off the bridge. Since then, witnesses have claimed to see a moving, old-fashioned lantern and a horse and buggy moving silently in the woods. Others claim the light is the ghost of a railroad worker killed there and is guiding today’s travelers.
Today’s residents are well taken care of by the Clinton Township Recreation Department. Events are held throughout the year to entertain and keep everyone connected. These include Christmas Aglow, Snow Box Derby, Festival of the Senses, and the Firework Spectacular.
Family fun, however, can be had at a moment’s notice. Atop the list is C.J. Barrymore’s Entertainment. With over twenty attractions, fun is to be had inside and out. Under the roof, you can find bowling, bumper cars, a driving range, laser tag, and the XD Dark Ride. Outside is the 120-foot Drop Tower, Grand Prix Motor Track, Spinning and Loop Rollercoasters, etc. Group packages and parties are available.
For almost 150 years, locals have been getting their sweet tooth sated with creations made by the Sanders family. Sander and Morley Candy Makers are the largest in Michigan. Small batch chocolates, incredible toppings, and their famous Bumpy Cakes are made onsite. Take a free tour of the factory Monday through Friday, see how the sweets are made, and enjoy a free sample.
Who doesn’t love shopping? The #1 attraction here is the Mall at Partridge Creek. On top of the 80 or so incredible establishments, visitors are treated to free Wi-Fi, pet comfort stations, and a 30-foot fireplace. The mall also offers Wellness Wednesday’s free fitness classes, live music through Labor Day, and a monthly story hour. The mall’s reputation goes beyond the locals, and the King of Flavortown, Guy Fieri, has been operating a ghost kitchen from inside the Brio Italian Grille.
On the subject of food, the Great Baraboo Brewing Company has been named one of the top eight places in Michigan to get an appetizer. Stop in and give the fried pickles, ultimate nachos, or Saganaki Opa a try.
For a more laid-back day, try the Lorenzo Cultural Center. Located on the Macomb Community College-Center Campus, you can learn about the area’s history and visit exhibits dedicated to science, literature, performing arts, and culture.
Speaking of laid-back, is there anything more relaxing than a summer day of grilling and drinking lemonade or warming up around the fire pit on a cool Autumn evening? Contact Kenney Landscaping so we can make these family times a reality. We are Clinton Township’s leading landscaping and hardscaping service.