As a state with fresh lakes almost anywhere you look, Michigan is quite the idyllic place for folks who long to live near the water. Just look at one of Metro Detroit’s favorite waterfront cities, St. Clair Shores, to see that you don’t have to go far from the hustle and bustle of the big city to find a little serenity in the Mitten State.
If you passed the big yellow fire truck, you’ve gone too far for delicious frozen custard, coffee, breakfast and lunch at Wally’s Frozen Custard. With a firehouse theme at play, it may not look like your average custard and coffee shop, but the treats are every bit as enjoyable. Stop by for a hand-dipped cone or banana split to go with a cup of coffee, cappuccino or whatever floats your boat!
If you’re a fan of handmade jewelry and art, Kitty Deluxe is a must-see. Inside this eye-catching hot pink house, you can find the aforementioned pieces plus all kinds of things for your home, from Michigan-inspired coasters to books by local authors. Kitty Deluxe also hosts events, such as birthday parties and Girl Scout outings where attendees learn how to craft their very own pieces!
Everyone has a favorite local brewery and for many St. Clair Shores residents, that’s Baffin Brewing Co. They’ve been around for a few years now and continue to churn out smooth, flavorful craft beer on a regular basis. Whether you’re a fan of imperial stouts, IPAs, witbiers, cream ales and more, Baffin has something on tap for you.
Every now and then, it’s normal to just want to find a spot where you can be on your own, relax and let your mind wander. Wahby Park in St. Clair Shores is one such place. It features a scenic walkway that runs through a small pond, plenty of seating and a picturesque gazebo. Hit the above link to find out how you can reserve this space for photos.