Moving to Clinton County
Welcome to Clinton County, Michigan!
Looking for an area where you can raise a family, relax after retirement or be a part of a welcoming and comforting community? You’ll find it in Clinton County!
Clinton County offers a small-town feel in the center of Michigan. You can experience relaxation at our county parks, enjoy food at Sweetie-licious bakery, live among acres of farmland and so much more. We are in close proximity to urban areas that provide entertainment, higher education and leisure activities, and centrally located for in-state and out-of-state travel.
Quick access to executive amenities
- Michigan state’s capital
- Big Ten athletics
- Award-winning conference center
- Premier championship golf courses
- International airport
- World-class performing arts center
- Professional baseball
Award-winning school districts featuring:
- U.S. News and World Report top 100-ranked high school (No. 34 Pewamo-Westphalia, No. 87 Dewitt)
- National Merit Scholarship semifinalists
- Advanced accreditation
- Michigan Regional Future City Competition winner, engineering
- Michigan HOSA State Conference competitors, future health professionals
- State finalist marching bands
- State finalist athletics
- DeWitt Creativity Group
- Michigan Green Schools designation
- Safe and welcoming initiatives
- Sexuality and gender alliances
- Small class sizes
- Individualized attention
Learn more about our schools:
- Bath Community Schools
- DeWitt Public Schools
- Fowler Public Schools
- Ovid-Elsie Area Schools
- Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools
- St. Johns Public Schools
Wherever the weekend takes you
Just a few of our local and regional amenities
This charming coffee shop nestled in the heart of downtown St. Johns is all about creating a warm atmosphere to engage customers in a caring community while introducing them to a superior coffee experience. And you can enjoy a coveted treat from Cops & Doughnuts while you’re sipping your latte.
The Downtown DeWitt Farmers Market is held from 4-7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month from June through October in downtown DeWitt, just north of Main and Bridge streets. The market features dozens of vendors selling everything from locally grown apples to zucchini. The market is authorized to accept SNAP benefits, making it a great, healthy option for shoppers of all means.
Looking for championship golf in Clinton County? Eagle Eye and Hawk Hollow are simply the best! In 2014, Golf Digest magazine rated Eagle Eye’s 18 holes as the fifth-best public golf course in Michigan, and in 2017 Golf Advisor raters ranked Eagle Eye No. 5 in the nation! Hawk Hollow’s championship 27 holes received 4.5 out of 5 stars. The complex also offers premier wedding and banquet facilities, an on-site fitness center and an 18-hole, natural grass putting course.
The Maple River State Game Area is mid-Michigan’s largest contiguous wetland complex, an extensive area of floodplains, lowlands and marshes along the Maple River that begins in Gratiot County and spills into Clinton County. The 9,000-acre game area is divided into two sections with the West Unit containing most of the acreage but no established trails other than short access trails for handicapped hunters. Hiking opportunities are available throughout the East Unit which also features pools and diked-in ponds that serve as the water basin for the Maple River and attract migrating birds. Hiking along dikes is easy, and the spectacular congregations of birds among the cattails in the warm glows of a late afternoon sun makes this five-mile trail system scenic and interesting for families and anyone who enjoys birding.
Just south of Clinton County, on the banks of the Red Cedar, sits the nation’s pioneer land-grant university. MSU is home to more than 200 academic programs, more than two dozen of which are ranked in the top 25 nationally. Cutting-edge research, world-class performing arts and championship sports are all nestled in the gorgeous, 10,000-acre green-and-white campus.
Spend a day in this 42-acre park, and plan an adventure with your friends with full of leisure activities! Motz Park has a beach where people can gather and chill out or take a swim and cool off in the summer. It provides trails great for walking, running or biking for those in search of exercise. And the park’s picnic areas, tables and grill make it a great place to plan your next family gathering.
Take a ride down to Lake Ovid, whether you’re looking for a place to decompress from work, go for a run or spend time with your family. Love fishing? Wet your line in Lake Ovid to reel in some freshwater fish! This popular fishing site is ideal whether you’re relaxing on your boat or casting from the dock. This is also a great opportunity to teach kids to fish or simply spend time with the family. In Lake Ovid, you’ll find muskie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie, rock bass, perch, catfish and bullheads. Explore the woods and fields by taking a family nature walk through 11 miles of hiking trails.
The St. Johns Mint Festival is a three-day celebration on the second weekend in August, welcoming visitors and families to explore the town and foster pride within the community. The celebration includes a variety of festivities such as arts and crafts, a flea market, children’s activities, free daily entertainment, kickball, softball tournaments and a parade. St. Johns Mint Festival provides the community with a chance to build relationships and create memories with their loved ones. Additional events include a chocolate mint pudding eating contest, queen pageant, carnival, petting zoo and more.
Whether you have a sweet tooth or simply want to grab lunch, Sweetie-licious bakery is the place to go. Gather with friends and family to enjoy homemade vintage recipes. Indulge in pies, baked goods, sandwiches and more.
If you’re looking for exclusive live entertainment from nationally and internationally known names, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts has everything you’ve been searching for. Wharton welcomes thrilling national Broadway tours, world-class symphonies and dance companies, acclaimed musicians, family shows and local favorites such as TEDxMSU and performances by the MSU College of Music and Department of Theatre. The Wharton Center has hosted Disney’s “The Lion King,” “Miss Saigon,” “Wicked” and a “Hamilton.” Wharton Center also offers a broad range of educational programs to Clinton County students seeking to engage and gain experience in the performing arts.
This gorgeous centennial farm opened to the public as a cider mill in the 1970s, offering you-pick apple orchards, delicious doughnuts and legendary cider. The business has grown tremendously, including a gift shop, hard cider tasting room, a winery, festivals and events, an enormous kids’ play area and store packed with local and home-baked goods. The Beck family and their team do the picking for you now, leaving you more time to sample, shop and enjoy the scenery.
Making your move easier
Looking for a home or property but don’t know where to begin? Greater Lansing Association of Realtors can help homeowners find just the right property in the region’s varied neighborhoods. To find a realtor, visit: bit.ly/GreaterLansingRealtors
Thirty years ago, brothers Brig and Jon Sorber started moving people around Lansing, Michigan, as an after-school business. Today, as one of the largest moving companies in the nation, Two Men and a Truck has nearly 400 locations across the nation, along with international franchises in Canada and Ireland, providing packing, moving and shipping services to their customers. And their headquarters are still in Lansing.
Find Two Men and A Truck near you: twomenandatruck.com/movers/search
At Capital Region International Airport, expect an enjoyable traveling experience! The airport is dedicated to providing convenience and commitment to its customers. The airport is just a short drive from Clinton County, making it convenient for busy travelers, and its small size means easy parking and short TSA security lines. The airport offers daily flights to major hubs and international hotspots. Flying in and out of Capital Region International Airport provides expediency and a stress-free travel experience.
For more information and to book your flight: flylansing.com