Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently extended the Stay Home. Stay Safe. Executive Order for the health of our communities and state. Although we are ordered to stay home, it is important for us to focus on ways to unplug, get fresh air, practice self care and enjoy the things we love. Here are some suggestions on ways you can support local businesses and enjoy what we have around us, while practicing safe, social distancing.

Some of our suggestions include ways to get outdoors throughout our community. While we encourage everyone to get fresh air, it is also our duty to do this in a safe and respectful way. If you visit a local park, green space or preserve keep a safe distance, and if it looks crowded than come back another time.

Unplug

Enjoy a picnic at Nelson Park with snacks from local restaurants and grocery stores.

Find the perfect spot to set up your hammock and read a book along the Chippewa River at Mill Pond Park.

Hike, bike and stroll area parks. Hiking recommendations: Bundy Hill Preserve and Deerfield Nature Park. Bike, run and walk the GKB Riverwalk Trail/Access Trail; the GKB Trail is perfect for walks with your furry friends.

Here are links to outdoor adventure in Isabella County:

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Support local

Order curb-side pick-up and delivery. Here is a comprehensive list of local restaurants offering these services.

#shoplocal for groceries at GreenTree Cooperative Grocery, Mountain Town Station’s Pop Up Grocery and Ric’s Food Center.

  • Learn more about GreenTree Cooperative Grocery’s curbside pick-up program, here.
  • Learn more about Mountain Town Station’s pop up grocery store, here.

Take a virtual tour of Art Reach of Mid-Michigan’s latest exhibition inside the Morey Family Gallery.

Discover a new hobby or revisit a past passion

Get active with virtual fitness classes with Evolution Fitness & Training or join a local yoga studio for a virtual, daily flow. Check back for others!

Embrace your inner photographer – Check out our list of the most “Instagram-worthy” places in Isabella County.

Brush the dust off the discs and hit one of Deerfield Nature Park’s two disc golf courses.

Observe different species of birds while bird-watching at Chippewa Watershed Conservancy’s Audubon Woods Preserve.

While enjoying the community, please still practice safe, social distancing. If you notice parks and trails are overcrowded, please leave and plan your outdoor activities at different times of the day – We’re in this together.

A message to our visitors: “It is the #SpiritOfTravel that unites us and inspires millions each and every day. We want you to join us to celebrate our cherished lifestyle and meet in Mt. Pleasant, when the time is right. We look forward to welcoming you back to our community; when you’re ready, we will be here. 💚” -MPACVB Staff

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