Metamora's - Harvest Horses Hounds Festival - 
Metamora, Michigan  is a best kept secret that is just 45 minutes north of Detroit. Not only is this community in the heart of Michigan Horse Country, it boasts very unique shops, artists and the White Horse Inn. There is something going on all of the time so you could just take a mystery trip in any season and find plenty of action whether it is a festival, a hunt, a hot air balloon regatta of just browsing your way through the excellent shops.
horse riderMetamora, Michigan is one of those towns that will catch you completely by surprise if you take the time to explore a bit. As you drive in you will be taken with the tree covered roads that lead you in and the neatly maintained working horse stables. The town itself is compact and easy to just wander through. There are several unusual shops, see the links at right, top quality coffee shop, an acclaimed artist at work and nearby nature areas that can take up your entire day.

If you go to  and click on the Scenic Drives section you can get the map for the Horse Country Drive, beautiful in in all seasons. The whole Metamora, Michigan area is full of suprises that are too numerous to list here. You can take a photo tour around the region by visiting Metamora Photo -  Peter Gilles has been photographing community and family events for over twenty years. His work is a beautiful representation of Metamora's culture and history.

Every December they celebrate with Wassail and an all horse parade.