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Amenities and recreation

From nature trails to world-class dining establishments, Macomb County has something for everyone.

Regional amenities

Macomb County is part of the greater Metro Detroit area, located just north of the city. This proximity to one of the largest urban centers in the country gives residents of Macomb easy access to a wide range of regional and cultural amenities. 

Fast facts:

  • Metro Detroit is home to world-class cultural amenities, including the Detroit Institute of ArtsCranbrook and The Henry Ford Museum. Here you can spend hours exploring art, historic artifacts and so much more.
  • ​​​The area also has a vibrant music scene and is renowned for being the birthplace of Motown and Techno. Attending a concert or show is easy, with venues of all sizes and performances ranging from rock to hip-hop to classical. 
  • Culinary arts more your scene? Metro Detroit has cuisine from all over the world. More locally, it's known for coney dogs and Detroit-style pizza, but the area has been recognized nationally, with several chefs and restaurants winning James Beard Awards
  • Like to travel? Macomb County is less than an hour away from Detroit Metropolitan Airport, which the J.D. Power annual customer satisfaction survey just ranked as first among mega airports.

Find more details about Detroit and the Metro Detroit area at Visit Detroit. And, if you want to see amenities from across the state, visit Pure Michigan.

Local amenities

Macomb County has opportunities for leisure that are as diverse as its people and landscape. Our beautiful downtowns, family friendly farms and spectacular golf courses provide optimal outdoor experiences. And our eclectic restaurants, live performance venues and shopping destinations make our community a top spot for entertainment.

Fast facts:

12 Local downtowns
20   Places to dine on the water
24 Golf courses
23 Breweries and wineries

Local recreation

With a large parks system, accessible trails, a freshwater lake and more, it’s easy to enjoy the outdoors in Macomb County. And our four seasons provide a beautiful backdrop for a variety of activities. From biking to boating to birdwatching, you can do what you love here.

Fast facts:

32 miles Of freshwater shoreline
70  Active marinas
180 miles Of regional trails
3,800 acres Of municipal parks