Choose Your Own Adventure in Flint & Genesee


Coyote Preserve Golf Club, Fenton © Flint & Genesee Group

Spring into Adventure!

In Michigan, Flint & Genesee is a four-season destination with plenty of activities to take part in all year long. From hiking snowy trails to hitting the links, outdoor recreation in the region is top-notch. In the spring and summer, Flint & Genesee is an unearthed hidden gem to visitors from around the state and even across the border.

Tee Up

Historically, golf has been a fixture in Flint & Genesee with the Buick Open, the retired PGA Tour golf tournament, which began in 1958. Its original home, Warwick Hill Golf and Country Club, now hosts the Ally Challenge presented by McLaren—a favourite among the PGA Tour Champions—which returns this year August 21–27.

For those who enjoy playing instead of watching golf, there are 20 different courses in or near Genesee County. Some of our more notable courses include Captain’s Club at Woodfield (Grand Blanc), Coyote Preserve Golf Club (Fenton), Fenton Farms Golf Club, and Sugarbush Club (Davison), each offering differing levels of difficulty. Explore Flint & Genesee—the region’s convention and visitors’ bureau—is happy to assist golfers in putting together unique, discounted packages for any travel budget.

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Photo © Flint & Genesee Group

Take a Hike

For nature lovers at heart, Flint & Genesee is a great destination to explore. The Genesee County Parks system is the largest in Michigan, with 11,000 acres of woods, water, and fun. Flint & Genesee offers several terrific and scenic trails for walking and biking, including Creasey Bicentennial Park Trail (Grand Blanc); Black Creek Trail (Davison Township); Genesee Valley Trail (Flint Township); Flint River Trail (Flint); Riverview Trail (Flushing); and the George Atkin Jr. Recreational Trail (Clio).

Genesee County Parks has adventures for all kinds of people. For happy campers, Wolverine Campground (Columbiaville) is a beautiful home away from home for tent and RV camping, open from April 28–October 22. Thrill seekers can have some fun at The Mounds (Mt. Morris)—Michigan’s premier 370-acre off-road vehicle facility featuring all types of terrain for all kinds of vehicles. And history buffs will get a kick out of Crossroad Village & Huckleberry Railroad, an authentic Great Lakes town from the turn of the
last century.

Photo © Flint & Genesee Group

Wind Down

There are plenty of shopping and dining options in Flint & Genesee. In downtown Flint, you can shop for unique finds at SHIFT Flint, browse your favourite music at Jack’s Record Stache, or find your next favourite author at Comma Bookstore & Social Hub. After shopping, grab a drink and dinner at local favourites like Soggy Bottom Bar or Flint’s very own brewery Tenacity Brewing, which serves in-house brews.

In the southernmost part of the county, Fenton provides an excellent place for shopping and dining. The downtown shopping district, known locally as Dibbleville, has plenty of places to browse. Yesterday’s Treasures has a variety of antique finds, Seasons on Leroy is a great place to find a gift, and Luna’s in Fenton has vintage-inspired items.

For dining options, check out longstanding favourites in Fenton, including the Fenton Fire Hall and The Laundry—which recently celebrated 25 years in Fenton.

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Nestled in the heart of Michigan, the Flint and Genesee County area is an accommodating locale for travelers, visitors, and residents alike. From our parks and beaches, to our museums and entertainment venues, there’s something for everyone. Whether it’s an evening out or a weekend away, let Flint & Genesee surprise, entertain, and woo you.


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