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Things To Do

There’s no better way to explore Eaton Rapids than by taking advantage of the multitude of events, festivals, and recreational activities happening throughout the year.

Take a leisurely stroll or an energetic fitness walk around the Islands of Eaton Rapids.  You will experience nature and history in one of Michigan’s most unique communities.  You would have to drive to the lakeshore to find more water frontage, and to northern Michigan for a more natural setting.

Eaton Rapids has a diverse downtown business district where shoppers can buy a variety of items ranging from gifts, antiques, flowers, nick knacks, spirit wear and crafts.  Visitors can also buy every day necessities and services at the local pharmacy, traditional hardware, and convenience store.  There is also a home decor shop with decorating services available.  Make sure to stop by Hastay’s Greenhouse for the best plants, flowers and arrangements.

If you are craving a cup of Java, Eaton Rapids is home to Mark’s Cafe and Aunties Deli where baristas serve a variety of coffees and food items such as muffins, scones, wraps, panninis and healthy salads.  Take-out or dine-in, the unique and charming atmosphere is where friends meet friends and visitors become regulars.

If you want to spend the day with water sports…..this is your spot!  There are two rivers, three islands and several footbridges and fishing spots in town that locals know well.  Visitors are pleasantly surprised by the water recreation opportunities we have in Eaton Rapids.  You can navigate some of the best paddle rivers found in Michigan or fish in a number of spots to catch a wide variety of species.  It is no wonder that Eaton Rapids has one of the largest paddle clubs in Michigan!

For the ultimate in Dining experiences….Eaton Rapids has it all!  There are a wide variety of restaurants and cafes in and around Eaton Rapids serving everything from gourmet hot dogs and bar burgers to English cuisine.  Ethnic foods range from Chinese to Mexican.  Eaton Rapids is home to the finest bed and breakfast in the Midwest.  Visitors to The English Inn enjoy food and hospitality that is second to none!

Whether it’s sitting at a park reading your favorite book, catching a ball game, paddling down the Grand River or Springbrook, or taking a walk on one of our Riverwalks….Eaton Rapids is waiting to be explored! So come explore our Island…..the Island Way of Life, the Only Way to Live!