A haven for relaxation on the water, escape to Michigan’s Coldwater Country, home to more than 100 freshwater lakes including two chains of lakes. Located along the US-12 Heritage Route, halfway between Chicago and Detroit, the area offers many adventures waiting to be explored.

Rent a pontoon to spend the afternoon floating and taking in the fall color. Grab a kayak to explore the Union City Heritage Water Trail, just one of nine water trails in Michigan. Or reel in the catch of the day on Coldwater Country’s clear lakes.

Step aboard the Little River Railroad’s authentic 100-year-old steam engine train and ride the rails. Spend the afternoon at the Adventure Zone with mini golf, go-carts, laser tag, and a virtual reality lounge, perfect for the days when the weather doesn’t cooperate. Catch a performance at Tibbits Opera House, built in 1882 it’s the second oldest operating theatre in Michigan. Or catch a flick at the family-owned and operated Capri Drive-In showing double features of first run movies. 

Shop ‘til you drop at the many unique boutiques and shops throughout the area. Treasure the local antiques, enjoy homemade baked goods, one-of-a-kind accents, and jewelry. Coldwater Country is also home to Michigan’s Antique Capital – Allen, with the largest concentration of antique dealers in the Midwest. 

For a magical experience head to Colon to learn magic tricks and how to entertain a crowd. Home to the big three magic shops, countless activities, and events, it’s no wonder they call Colon the Magic Capital of the World.

Exciting events from food festivals to boat parades and magic, there’s always a reason to celebrate in Coldwater Country. Check the calendar of events at ColdwaterCountry.com to see what’s coming up. At the end of the day check into one of the many Coldwater Country hotels. Located just minutes from downtown, the lakes, and many attractions, you’ll find the perfect place to stay.