Top 15 Things To Do In Fenton, Michigan

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This city in Michigan lies in Genesee County while sharing a small area with the neighboring Oakland and Livingston counties. The city has managed to retain its historical outlook with a blend of modern culture. The city lies in the heart of many recreational activities and it is home to 58 lakes within a radius of 10 miles (16.09km). The lakes are a great place for people to indulge in fishing, boating, swimming, and other water sports. Lake Fenton is the largest lake in the area, featuring a municipal beach and picnic area. Shopaholics can indulge in great shopping at the Silver Lake Shopping district and the town square shopping plaza located nearby. Apart from shopping, the culinary scene is vibrant in Fenton, with a range of restaurant chains and dining options to satisfy your hunger. You can also indulge in outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice-fishing, boating during winter. The city has everything to let you have a remarkable time in Michigan. Let’s have a run-down of the best things to do in Fenton, Michigan, in the article below.

1. Have a picnic at Silver Lake Park

This Lake Park in Fenton is spread over an area of 35.4 acres (13.96 hectares). The large park has been made suitable for visitors and locals to indulge in a host of activities. The Lake features volleyball courts, ball fields, horseshoe pits, play equipment for kids, badminton courts, nature trails, a beach area with lifeguards, a bathhouse, a picnic area with barbeque facilities. The Lake also holds performances every Tuesday and the beach area is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. The Lake also has two large pavilions that are hired for special occasions.

Silver Lake Park

Address: 16000 Jennings Rd, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Silver Lake Park

Opening hours: 10am - 9pm (daily)

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2. Sample different wines at Seven Lakes Vineyard & Winery

This vineyard in Fenton is known for producing the finest wines in Michigan. The winery is conveniently located in the holy township of Fenton. It remains open on Saturdays and Sundays for wine tasting, where you can enjoy a glass of wine from the unique blends including LaRose Red, LaRose White, Sunset Blush, Capriccio, and other classics such as Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay.

Seven Lakes Vineyard & Winery

Address: 1111 Tinsman Rd, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Seven Lakes Vineyard & Winery

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 1pm - 7pm (closed from Mon - Fri)

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3. Explore nature at Dauner Martin

This Nature Sanctuary in Michigan is one of the most popular reserves in Fenton, Michigan. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 155 acres of land (62.72 hectares) with long trails of footpath making it a suitable place for locals to have a quick escape in the woods, enjoy the wildflowers and explore nature more closely. Robert Dauner and Marion Min inherited the land and spent many years planting trees with the purpose to preserve the natural habitat. Later, they donated the land to MNA (Michigan Nature Association) and in total, the sanctuary has a large collection of trees ranging from Pine grooves, cherry trees to oak trees and many more.

Dauner Martin

Address: Fenton Rd, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Dauner Martin

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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4. Go shopping at Eclections

This is one of the premier shopping destinations in Fenton for being the one-stop store for all your fashion needs. The shop comes up with new designs with the changing trends, to keep your style quotient high all the time. Eclections offers exciting traditional attires such as Erin London, Lissete L, Tribal Lana Lee, etc. With the growing demands of the customers, they have also added a new line of clothing for the juniors, with brands like Miss Me Jeans, Vocal, MM Couture, and A Reve. They also have beautiful maxi skirts and bling jeans at a very reasonable price.


Address: 495 Fenway Dr, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Eclections

Opening hours: Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 4pm; Mon - Fri: 10am - 7pm

Price: From 30 USD

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5. Drop by AJ Phillips Fenton Museum

HELP SAVE FENTON'S HISTORIC DISTRICT The home at 106 W. Shiawassee is more than 100 years old and located at the...

Posted by Fenton Historical Society and The A. J. Phillips Museum on Thursday, 14 April 2016

This museum in Fenton was built in the early 1900s and it was donated by the AJ Philips heirs in 1906. The building is now owned by the city and this extensive museum has been divided into various sections based on themes. The Victorian Room in the museum shows an exact depiction of AJ Philips’s office. The historical society also has an area of the museum where the name of every Fenton graduate since 1869, is mentioned. You can find a display of many vintage clothes, tools, and early Fenton newspapers dating back to the mid-1800s. One of the prime areas of the museum also displays war items of the Civil War and Spanish American War. Many of the things displayed in the museum came through John Cox, an auctioneer who used to acquire many pieces on behalf of the Historical Society.

AJ Phillips Fenton Museum

Address: 310 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: AJ Phillips Fenton Museum

Opening hours: Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: 1pm - 4pm; Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Price: Free

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6. Play golf at Coyote Preserve Golf Club

This golf club in Michigan is beautifully maintained to perfection with a comfortable clubhouse, fully stocked pro shop with extensive event menu and very friendly staff. The location of the place makes it a favorite hotspot for golfers to enjoy a remarkable day. Alongside, the golf club also hosts many leagues, corporate outings, business meetings, and receptions. The club offers a variety of services and packages at a budget that meets your needs.

Coyote Preserve Golf Club

Address: 9218 Preserve Dr, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Coyote Preserve Golf Club

Opening hours: 6.30am - 7.30pm (daily)

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7. Take a stroll in Bush Park

Posted by Cat McCullough on Saturday, 18 May 2019

Spread over an area of 5.5 acres (2.22hectare), this park is one of the largest parks in Fenton. The Park runs through the Shiawassee River thus, offering a beautiful opportunity to experience peace in the city. Bush Park features two entrances and it is always open for visitors. It boasts volleyball courts, a playground area for kids, restrooms, a gazebo, a pavilion with electricity, a separate picnic area and a small island.

Bush Park

Address: N Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Bush Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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8. Have a meal at Snappers On The Water

Posted by Snappers On The Water on Monday, 17 December 2018

Located on Benett Lake in Fenton, this bar and restaurant offers an exhaustive list of items ranging from burgers, sandwiches, wraps to pizzas, ribs and appetizers. The restaurant also boasts a deck overlooking a channel connecting two lakes. The deck boasts a tiki bar and often visitors arrive the deck by boat. During summer months, the bar conducts live entertainment with a live DJ at night and karaoke.

Snappers On The Water

Address: 6484 Bennett Lake Rd, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Snappers On The Water

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 11pm; Mon -Tue: 2pm - 11pm; Wed - Sat: 11am - 2am

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9. Rejuvenate at Spa Naturelle

This full-service spa salon in Michigan is a one-stop destination to meet all your beauty requirements. The staff of the salon is highly skilled in offering the best services that suit your needs. The spa and boutique specializes in nail care, hair care, body massage, skincare, waxing, and make-up. The salon also boasts special spa packages for their clients as per their needs that include Mini gateway, spa gateway, detoxify yourself, bridal party pack, etc.

Spa Naturelle

Address: 603 N Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Spa Naturelle

Opening hours: Sat: 10am - 4pm; Mon & Fri: 10am - 6pm; Tue - Thu: 10am - 8pm (closed on Sun)

Price: 105 - 250 USD

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10. Try the mouthwatering dishes at La Marsa Fenton

This Mediterranean restaurant in Michigan was started by three friends in 2006 with a vision to create healthy and delicious supper for the guests. The menus keep changing internationally and they are served in seasonal small plates. The spread consists of raw juice and smoothies, hummus, appetizers, soups, salads, traditional dishes, seafood, beef and lamb, poultry, sandwiches, a separate kids’ menu and delicious desserts to complete your meal.

La Marsa Fenton

Address: 17055 Silver Pkwy, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: La Marsa Fenton

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

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11. Explore the historic Parshallville Cider Mill

This popular cider mill is located in the historic site of Michigan. It is one of the ancient water-powered mills set up in this small community of Parshallville. This cider mill has a rich history and it was well known as a flour mill which eventually became the grinding mill for animal feed. They make a variety of items, ranging from donuts, caramel apples, and homemade apple pies. Alongside this, you can avail of the different varieties of heirloom apples for baking and eating purposes.

Parshallville Cider Mill

Address: 8507 Parshallville Rd, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Parshallville Cider Mill

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

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12. Watch a show at The Fenton Village Players

Founded in the year 1972, this non-profit organization is located in Fenton, USA. This performing arts theatre was set up to create opportunities in this field of arts and help people to learn, appreciate and participate in the performing arts community. The community works closely with the other local theatres by sharing resources and talent and supporting their productions. The performers are found actively involved in different shows and events that include the cemetery walk, murder mystery theatres, and other workshops.

The Fenton Village Players

Address: 14197 Torrey Rd, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: The Fenton Village Players

Opening hours: 6.30am - 10.30pm (daily)

Price: 17 - 60 USD

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13. Have an adventure at Deerfield Hills Nature Area

This beautiful nature park is located in the Livingston county of Michigan. The park is spread over an area of 3.8 miles (6.11 km) with trails running through it. The trail is mostly used by adventure lovers for hiking to have a closer encounter with nature. The park offers a mesmerizing view of Ore Creek and the beautiful lake. It boasts a restroom, a parking area, and more information about wildlife and the different species of plants in the park.

Deerfield Hills Nature Area

Address: 6519 Cohoctah Rd, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Deerfield Hills Nature Area

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

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14. Treat yourself at Crust

This bakery is located in the downtown district of Michigan and it has maintained the traditional way of baking instead of commercial baking. The bakery is styled in the form of a warehouse and it features a large chandelier with inter-locking glasses created by the local artisans, beautiful seating arrangements and display of different antiques collected from consignment shops. You can start your breakfast here with an egg sandwich, bacon or bruschetta with sautéed spinach, Roma tomatoes and much more.

Crust - a baking company

Address: 104 W Caroline St, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Crust - a baking company

Opening hours: Sat: 7am - 6pm; Sun: 7am - 4pm; Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm

Price: 11 - 30 USD

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15. Go shopping at Fenton Village Marketplace

Posted by Fenton Village Marketplace on Tuesday, 7 August 2018

This village market place in Fenton is one of the popular retail spaces among tourists and locals. The market place is centrally located with numerous access points thus facilitating a greater influx of retailers. The shopping mall offers a great mix of shops and amazing dining options. This buzzing retail community reflects the style requirement of the neighboring places in Fenton.

Fenton Village Marketplace

Address: 15010, 15110 Silver Pkwy, Fenton, MI 48430, United States

Website: Fenton Village Marketplace

Opening hours: 6am - 11pm (daily)

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Experience the charms of Fenton

Downtown Fenton Michigan Leroy Street
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Dwight Burdette used under CC BY 3.0

The beautiful city of Fenton lies in Genesee County and it allows you to indulge in several recreational activities, boasting 58 lakes within a radius of 10 miles (16.09 km). The city gives you endless opportunities to indulge in several activities such as snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing and iceboating. So, make sure you explore the above-recommended places to experience the true charms of Fenton.

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