"City of Festivals" - -


trail head michiganClare, and Clare County, have always been known in Michigan as the place where “up north” begins. The county is known at the “Gateway To The North”. The town is known as the “City of Festivals”. If planning a quick and easy getaway around a festival, Clare is an excellent choice of destination. Something seems to be going on nearly every month of the year. The town turns green for the annual 4-day Irish Festival in March, one of the best known and well-loved events in town. Then, diverse festivals go on all year including, the unique Amish Quilt Auction, Craft Show, and Flea Market the third weekend in May and the Friday and Saturday of the Labor Day holiday.

These and other events often take place in downtown Clare. Downtown has retained its hometown charm with historic architecture, unusual shops and plenty of parking. A getaway could be a relaxing day shopping at The Herrick House or treating yourself at the rightly famous, Cops & Donuts. The downtown shopping district is comprised of several blocks of shops and dining options. This is where you will find cafes like the Herrick House, brew pubs, and dining spots that have been there for 100 years.

A great Michigan road trip getaway!