When visiting a new area it can be overwhelming to find something worthwhile to do. You could take the basic approach and stick to places that seem familiar to you or step outside of that comfort zone. Take a look at the best places to check out in Mt. Pleasant from the perspective of a townie. 

With more than 80 creative combinations of meats, cheese veggies and more, Max & Emily’s has earned the title of a townie favorite. Located on Broadway Street in downtown Mt. Pleasant, Max and Emily’s is the perfect place to eat. In the warmer months, Max and Emily’s offers a beautiful outdoor patio for dining. 

Voted the most beautiful place in Isabella County, Deerfield Nature Park is a must-see for visitors. Located just to the west of Mt. Pleasant, Deerfield offers a large variety of activities. 

From exploring the trails to fishing the Chippewa River, Deerfield Nature Park is full of adventure. Deerfield is also known for its hidden gems such as the tension bridge and covered bridge that crosses the Chippewa River. Get out and see for yourself why Deerfield Nature Park was voted the most beautiful place in Isabella county. 

One of Mt. Pleasant’s top attractions is exploring the Chippewa River. During the summer, adventure seekers have the opportunity to tube, kayak and canoe the cool, clear waters of the Chippewa. Based on your preference, you can spend anywhere from 1 to 5 hours on the Mighty Chip. Businesses such as Buckley’s Mountainside Canoe and Chippewa River Outfitters offer kayak, canoe and tube rental with transportation to drop off points along the river. 

Plan your trip down the Chippewa today and explore one of Mt. Pleasant’s greatest views. 

Located on south Main Street, Marty’s Bar is the perfect spot to grab a drink or a bite to eat. With the atmosphere that matches the vibe of the locals, Marty’s offers great food and friendly faces. Known for its home-style meal specials, Marty’s is ready to make Mt. Pleasant feel like home.

 The purpose of Art Reach is to keep the art and culture alive in Mt. Pleasant. Between hosting frequent art classes throughout the community and selling art and crafts, this townie favorite is worth a visit. Art Reach is a business located right in downtown Mt. Pleasant.

In addition, during the summer Art Reach of Mid Michigan hosts Art Walk Central. Art Walk Central is an art competition that lasts the duration of August. Artists from the Mt. Pleasant area compete for prizes and the community’s favorite vote.

Stop Number Six: Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli in Shepherd 

Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli is located in both Shepherd and Mt. Pleasant. Being locally owned, this deli has become a townie favorite. From signature sandwiches, hand-tossed pizzas, salads and breadsticks, Mitchell’s will have your mouth watering. During the summer, Mitchell’s Gourmet Deli in Mount Pleasant gets in the summer spirit by serving delicious ice-cream.

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