Shiawassee County Area Recreation
Shiawassee County is home to many forms of recreation from biking, hiking, historic home tours, art, fishing, kayaking, and much more come see how much Shiawassee County has to offer. For more information contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 989-723-1199. All of our group tour services are complimentary!
The Shiawassee River Valley is a country scenic setting—the river is a Class 1 stream for beginners and rises to intermediate during higher flows. Ittraverses through many scenic landscapes, historic communities and many county and municipal parks. The Friends of the Shiawassee River have recently completed five new canoe launches between Geeck Road County Park and Henderson Road County Park. For a complete river guide visit www.shiawasseeriver.org.
Shiawassee County is named for its principal river The Shiawassee. The river is about 110 miles long. It is one of the best examples of a warm-water river system in its eco-region. Its waters support over 61 species of fish and 14 species of freshwater mussel, including some rare and endangered species. We encourage you to spend a relaxed afternoon exploring the many features the Shiawassee River has to offer.
Be ready to reel in some nice size fish in our relatively shallow river. The Shiawassee is a favorite of fly fishers catching smallmouth bass. Other varieties that may be hooked include: walleye, carp, suckers, rock bass, pike and blue gill. It is not uncommon to see raccoons, beaver, great blue heron, white-tailed deer, and Kingfisher. Be sure to keep your eye out for Bald Eagles as well.
Nestled along the river is a five mile River Walk, beginning in Corunna’s McCurdy Park and ending in Owosso’s Harmon – Partridge Park. It winds and curves along the river and is literally a sightseeing splendor passing by dozens of the areas best attractions. The new Sam & Opal Voight walkway also wraps along both the north and south sides of the river, adding another mile to walk, bike or run.
Biking at every level is a favorite pastime in Shiawassee County. With biking trails and miles and miles of back roads, your biking options are limitless. Along with the leisurely bike ride, Shiawassee County is proud to have several organized rides on a weekly basis, spring through fall. Shiawassee County is proud to announce the completion of The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail, a 42 mile addition that will take you all the way from Owosso to Ionia. Visit them on Facebook.
205 Airport Dr., Owosso
Skydive OWOSSO specializes in making your first jump a reality. Skydive OWOSSO is a United States Parachute Association group, and we pledge to put safety first. We are Tandem skydiving experts. Tandem skydiving allows for the fast and safest way to make your first jump. We offer 3 different first jump options! Skydive OWOSSO can accommodate adrenaline seeking adventurers and those economical enthusiasts that are on a budget.
If it is bowling you are looking for, Shiawassee County has it! The Capitol Bowl in Owosso 989-725-7717 www.capitolbowl.net, Riverbend Bowl & Lounge in Corunna 989 743-5870, Durand Lanes in Durand 989-288-2694. Also at Capitol Bowl enjoy their indoor 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course (May-August) and full arcade.
Rollhaven Skate & Fun Center is located in Owosso. If you’re looking for fun, you’ve come to the right place! You will find skating, arcade games, birthday parties, snack bar and so much more. Call 989-725-9850.
The Don & Metta Mitchell Amphitheater a beautiful outdoor setting along the river across from the Curwood Castle, is home to concerts and events all summer long. Summerfest includes a variety of music styles including R&B, country, rock, big band, and folk held on Thursday evenings. There are concerts for everyone to enjoy.
The Owosso Speedway is fun for the whole family. The 3/8 mile high-banked paved, oval track is located just west of Owosso on M-21. For more details visit www.owossospeedway.com or call 517-204-6694.
206 Curwood Castle Drive, Owosso
The Shiawassee Arts Center offers multi-media art classes for all ages and levels of learning. They promote opportunities to explore and experience new ideas and techniques with a variety of artist instructors. It’s exhilarating to discover something new or revive your creativity. The Arts Center is proud to open the doors to provide a feast of inspiration and arts.
150 N. Vernon Rd., Corunna
Nothing beats a day out on the farm. Choose from four professionally cut corn mazes, relax in a 100-year-old barn and enjoy refreshments. Be sure to visit our expanded pumpkin patch and shoot the corn cannon or participate in “The Farm Scene Investigation Game.” Open from September 5th to November 3rd.
Geo-Caching is a real world outdoor hunting game and it is huge in Shiawassee County. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. You can travel to just about every corner of the county and find a “cache.” People from all across the USA have made their way to Shiawassee County in search of these “treasures.”
Take a step back in time and sample some of Owosso’s historical and architectural treasures. This Mid-Michigan city, located between Flint and Lansing has one of the most outstanding concentrations of nineteenth century residences in the state and visitors to Owosso will be astonished and charmed by the beauty of its older homes. A complete walking brochure is available at Owosso City Hall – 989-725-0599; Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce – 989-723-5149; or online at www.owossohistory.org. For additional details on the history of Owosso, the Curwood Castle – Writing and Conservation Studio Museum or The Curwood Collection, please contact the Owosso Historical Commission at 989-725-0597; www.historicowosso.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
4377 S. M-52, Owosso
A membership based location that provides groomed trails for walking/running, outdoor fitness classes, 5K events and more. Owner: Alec Faber