Clare, Michigan - "City of Festivals" - www.clearlyclaremi.com
Clare, Michigan was named after Clare County, Ireland and that Irish heritage is evident and celebrated today. Clare grew up along the Flint & Pere Marquette Railway. That railway bed is now a scenic trail as part of the Rails to Trails program. Refurbishing the Depot that served the passengers is planned.
Clare, Michigan and Clare County have always been known as the place where the north begins. Downtown has retained its hometown charm with historic architecture, unusual shops and plenty of parking. One can enjoy a relaxing day discovering the unique character of places like The Herrick House or the rightly famous Cops & Donuts. To explore even some of the nearby attractions, a 3 Day Getaway might be in order.
Nature lovers and sportsmen find everything they could ask for in Clare, County. There is even camping available with a few blocks of downtown Clare, Michigan in Pettit Park on the Tobacco River.
The arts are alive in town and there are a number of events dedicated to that. Seeing some of the smaller towns will reward the traveler. Farwell has a historical museum and Harrison is well known for its lakes. All around are skiing, golf, fishing, hiking and canoeing.