The Mt. Pleasant area cannot wait to welcome guests back to our community, when the time is right. If you do plan to visit our area, our local businesses and lodging partners have put in place reopening safety practices, to ensure the safety of our visitors and residents.

With the current situation it is important for us to focus on ways to unplug, get fresh air, practice self care and enjoy the things we love. Here are some suggestions on ways you can support local businesses and enjoy what we have around us, while practicing safe, social distancing in the Mt. Pleasant area.

Some of our suggestions include ways to get outdoors throughout our community. While we encourage everyone to get fresh air, it is also our duty to do this in a safe and respectful way. If you visit a local park, green space or preserve keep a safe distance, and if it looks crowded than come back another time.


Enjoy a picnic at Nelson Park with snacks from local restaurants and grocery stores.

Find the perfect spot to set up your hammock and read a book along the Chippewa River at Mill Pond Park.

Hike, bike and stroll area parks. Hiking recommendations: Bundy Hill Preserve and Deerfield Nature Park. Bike, run and walk the GKB Riverwalk Trail/Access Trail; the GKB Trail is perfect for walks with your furry friends.

Here are links to outdoor adventure in Isabella County:

Support local

Support local favorites by ordering curb-side pick-up and delivery or dine-in. Here is a comprehensive list of local restaurants offering these services.

#shoplocal for groceries at GreenTree Cooperative Grocery and Ric’s Food Center.

Discover a new hobby or revisit a past passion

Get active with virtual fitness classes with Evolution Fitness & Training or join a local yoga studio for a virtual, daily flow and outdoor practices.

Embrace your inner photographer – Check out our list of the most “Instagram-worthy” places in Isabella County.

Brush the dust off the discs and hit one of Deerfield Nature Park’s two disc golf courses.

Observe different species of birds while bird-watching at Chippewa Watershed Conservancy’s Audubon Woods Preserve.

While enjoying the community, please still practice safe, social distancing. If you notice parks and trails are overcrowded, please leave and plan your outdoor activities at different times of the day – We’re in this together.

A message to our visitors: “It is the #SpiritOfTravel that unites us and inspires millions each and every day. We want you to join us to celebrate our cherished lifestyle and meet in Mt. Pleasant, when the time is right. We look forward to welcoming you back to our community; when you’re ready, we will be here. ?” -MPACVB Staff