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My Michigan Day Trip Itinerary: Macomb County

Day Trips in Michigan Facebook group member, Brenda Reum, shared her Michigan day trip itinerary for Macomb County and gave us permission to republish it here along with the photos she took throughout the day.

Sculpture In Downtown Mount Clemons
Downtown Mt Clemons | photo via Brenda Reum

Michigan Day Trip Itinerary for Mt. Clemens, Clinton Twp, Utica, New Baltimore (Macomb County)

**as always, check websites, Facebook, or call to confirm hours of operation for any of these places**

Stahl’s Automotive Foundation Museum

56516 N Bay Dr, New Baltimore

Stahl’s has an amazing collection of cars and pipe organs (a crazy combination for sure).

The Reptarium

45559 Van Dyke Ave, Utica

The Reptarium is a hands-on, touch the snakes and reptiles type of ‘zoo’. They probably have almost 100 different animals! Employees were knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful.

Macomb County Historical Society and Crocker House Museum

15 Union St, Mt Clemens

Learn the history of Macomb County at the historic Crocker House Museum. It’s 2 museums in one, the first floor is all about the Crocker Family and the second floor has displays about the bathhouses of Macomb County and other industries of their past. Very informative tour guides.

Anatomy of Death Museum

292 Cass Ave Mt. Clemens

Anatomy of Death is not for the faint of heart. There are displays and locally made art pieces in the front/gift store. The museum is in the back with paid admission. A lot of artifacts of the funeral industry and how different cultures deal with death. Informative and creepy.

Max & Ollie’s

65 Macomb Place Mt. Clemens

Max & Ollie’s is a cute boutique with vintage items, they specialize in clothing but have lots of antique household things too.

Max And Ollies
Max and Ollies | photo via Brenda Reum

Clementine’s Pastries

57 Macomb Place Mt. Clemens

Clementine’s Pastries has a fantastic selection of cookies, pastries, and treats. Comfortable chairs and tables to eat at, some locally made boutique items, and a very nice public restroom.

Clementines Pastries
Clementine’s Pastries | photo via Brenda Reum

Max & Ollie’s and Clementine’s are on the same block – also in this area of downtown within walking distance there is a record store, book store, chocolate shop, Emerald Theatre ( live performances), an escape room, bubble tea, pubs, bars, restaurants, a music store, boutiques, home decor shops, coffee shops, and the Anton Art Center gallery in a former Carnegie Library. Plenty of public parking lots nearby.

C.J. Barrymore’s

21750 Hall Rd. Clinton Twp

There is only one C.J. Barrymore’s in the world and it’s here in Michigan!

It’s a fun amusement park with a Ferris wheel, go-carts, bumper cars, roller coaster, large arcade, bowling (regular lanes and shorter lanes for kids), a bar, pizza & snacks, and food trucks. It was very clean, plenty of employees, and plenty of choices.

Don’t be intimidated by the security check at the front door, it’s for everyone’s safety.

Sanders Chocolate Shop Factory & Ice Cream Parlor

23770 Hall Rd. Clinton Twp.

Right down the road from there is Sanders Chocolate Shop & Factory with Ice Cream Parlor. A Detroit area favorite since 1875(!), enjoy all of the chocolate treats and ice cream choices!

Take a self-guided tour of the chocolate factory (just take the back hallway and look through the windows at the proficient employees loading and unloading the machines). There are multiple clean public restrooms.

The Pantry Restaurant

44945 Morley Dr, Clinton Twp

Across the parking lot is The Pantry Restaurant – wonderful pancakes, omelettes, Dutch baby pancakes, and lunch choices.

Roseann’s Kitchen Cafe

21400 15 Mile Rd Clinton Twp

Another restaurant I recommend is Roseann’s Kitchen Cafe. It’s just south of Mt. Clemens, not far from Gratiot Ave, wonderful menu with family favorites. If you are checking out all of the thrift stores on Gratiot, I highly suggest eating at Roseann’s.

Note: Content was edited slightly for grammatical and layout purposes only. Links to other content were added by our editor. The Michigan day trip described above was taken in May 2023.

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