Mount Clemens: Detroit Moms’ Favorite Metro Area Cities

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About 25 miles northeast of Detroit is the diverse city of Mount Clemens. Established in 1818, it is famously known for its history deeply rooted in mineral baths which is where it got its nickname, the Bath City. I love visting Mount Clemens not only because I was born and raised here, but because it offers much to do whether you’re searching for a date night or some time out with your family.

Known as “the Clem” to locals, Mount Clemens offers access to the Clinton River, a variety of parks, a fantastic annual fireworks display, and cultural experiences that value all walks of life. Traditions of the Santa Parade and New Year’s Eve fireworks brings the city together, even in the cold. It is such a nice place to live or visit!

3 FAVORITE RESTAURANTS

Three Blind Mice Irish Pub | 101 N Main St, 586-961-9371
Three Blind Mice boasts 300+ craft beers and rocks a solid menu. Brunch is a hometown favorite on Sundays with a fantastic Bloody Mary bar. You will walk in and get great service and feel right at home in the heart of Mount Clemens. 

Bath City Bistro | 75 Macomb Pl, 586-469-0917
Bath City Bistro is a destination for families or date night. Not only does it offer food and beverages, but it hosts featherbowling and has room for private events. It offers menus for lunch, brunch, and dinner. You can call ahead or go on their website for reservations, and we suggest you do! 

The Engine House | 309 Cass Ave, 586-468-2442
The Engine house is a firehouse-themed restaraunt that pays homage to local firefighters. In fact, the restaurant was opened in 2007 by two Detroit firefighters. It is known for its amazing pizzas and as a fantastic place to enjoy watching sports or playing trivia. They even offer drink specials during any Detroit home games. Keep up to speed with their COVID-19 takeout and dine-in menu changes via their FB page.

3 FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Kenneth D. Kirkum Memorial Park (Formerly Known as Wilson Park)58 S Wilson
This park is a beautiful place to play and let loose. With both a larger playscape and a smaller one, it is fun for kids of all ages.

Clinton River Park | Northbound Gratiot at Park St
This is a picturesque place to park your boat at the boatwells, walk along the Clinton River, or take pictures underneath the gazebo. 

Anton Art Center | 125 Macomb Pl, 586-469-8666
The Anton Art Center is a cultural hub that offers exhibits, classes, and centralizes the importance of inclusion, diversity, and allyship. 

FAVORITE PLACE FOR SWEET TREATS

Pop’s Sweets an Treats | 90 Macomb Pl, 586-430-1638
Pop’s is where you want to go when you think candy shop! It is a bulk-style candy store with a wide variety of goodies. They also offer ice cream and quarantine/COVID discounts!

FAVORITE COFFEE SHOP

Che Cosa | 24394 Crocker Blvd, 586-477-1200
Che Cosa is the place to go for an authentically brewed, super fresh cup of Joe!

FAVORITE DATE NIGHT

The Rec Bowl | 40 Crocker Blvd, 586-468-7746
Date night calls for great drinks, delicious bar food, bowling, and live music. Rec Bowl hosts one of MC’s largest outdoor patios and some of the best sliders in town! They put on fun themed events and daily drink/menu specials. Check their FB page for up-to-speed info. 

FAVORITE GROCERY STORE

Mount Clemens Farmers Market | 141 N River Dr, 586-493-7600
Located just up the street from the Macomb Family YMCA, this open air farmers market is a destination for all of your locally grown fruits and veggies. 

BONUS TIPS TO MOUNT CLEMENS

Whether you’re just passing through or making a day of it, Mount Clemens will not disappoint. From the variety of restaraunts, to the shops and events, this is a place worth stopping for. Don’t forget to walk around town and observe the murals that showcase Mount Clemens’ history and highlight local artists.

What’s your favorite metro area city? Check out some of our team’s favorites, like Clawson, in our summer-long series. Stay tuned for more!

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