A perk of traveling to central Michigan – it’s centrally located! The Mt. Pleasant area lives in the heart of Michigan and is only a two-hour (or less) drive from most major lower peninsula cities, including: Detroit, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Lansing. Once you arrive, getting around is easy! The area’s attractions, hotels and dining options are all within a 10-minute drive from one another, allowing you to hustle without the hassle.