Nature lovers of all ages will find that the Mount Pleasant area provides ample opportunities for year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. Mount Pleasant has over 15 Parks to choose from, offering an abundance of beautiful areas for picnics, fishing, swimming, nature and bike trails, sledding, cross-country skiing and snow-mobiling.
With over 110 different species of birds observed in this area, the Florence Maxwell Sanctuary is a magnificent place for the bird watcher. Maintained by the Chippewa Valley Audobon Club, this 40 -acre preserve is located at the end of Wing Road and west of Winn Road. Open from dawn until dusk.
Our favourite Michigan Get-away spot is MOUNT PLEASANT. It's about a three hour drive from our house. It has a Casino for Hansi and shopping for Lori - Walmart - Target - Meier & K-Mart. WooHoo! Our routine is always the same - Drop Hans off at the Casino - Check into our Motel - Check out the shops - Meet Hans for the Monday night Seafood Buffet at Soaring Eagle Casino - Play a few video Poker slot machines and then back later in the evening at our Motel.
So, what else does Mount Pleasant have to offer?? Well, it's home to Central Michigan University. There's a Farmer's Market held every Thursday, June to October, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pavillion in Island Park. The area has 15 championship Golf courses.
The area has a rich Native American Heritage and is the site of the Chippewa Indian Reservation. It's Ziibiwing Centre is dedicated to Anishinabe Culture and includes exhibits featuring the rich culture, heritage and history of the Anishinabek People of the Great Lakes. The first weekend in August there is a "POW WOW" held at the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation, featuring authentic foods, arts & crafts and traditional dancing and costumes.