Monday, March 26, 2012
Insider Tips for the Clarkston Area
At a recent event, we asked Chamber members to share their insider tips for the Clarkston area.
"Use Pine Knob Road to get to DTE Energy Music Theatre."
Nathan Sealey, Brass Ring Wealth Management
"Check out the Back Court restaurant at Deer Lake Athletic Club. It's open to the public and has great food!"
Tammie White, Deer Lake Banquet Center
"It's a small community. Everybody knows everybody!"
Jason Ryan, Groupon
"When you network with good people, your business grows."
Denise Poniatowski, Divine Nutrition
Chamber Staff have a few recommendations too:
Downtown is very walkable. It's the perfect after work or weekend route for meeting friends, taking the dog for a walk or exploring with your kids.
If you want a good seat at Concerts in the Park, come early (by 6:00). As an added bonus, you get to hear the local talent pre-show.
The biggest parade on Main Street with the July 4th parade. If you want a seat on the curb in the downtown area, you'll need to stake out your spot by 8:30. However, you can find great spots at the start of end of the parade route up until the start time of the parade (10 am).
Look around. Hidden gems like Via Bologna are tucked away--but they are well worth hunting out.
We love to dine outside. Now that the weather is nice, we look forward to eating outside. Check out Mr. B's Roadhouse, Mesquite Creek, Clarkston Union, Union Woodshop, Dairy Queen, Via Bologna and more!
The Clarkston Historical Museum is located at the Independence Township Library. Beautiful visual displays change on a regular basis. It's well worth a stop by while you're checking out the latest audio book collections or DVDs.
The Spraypark at Clintonwood Park is a great place to take the kids.
We have a LOT of recreational options in the Clarkston area. Between beaches, golf courses, the ski hill, cross country skiing, hiking, fishing, fitness trails and bike paths--our area also hosts a variety of fitness race events, 5Ks, fun runs and walk-a-thons.
Go ahead . . . show off! Invite your friends and family to come see Clarkston. Show off your own "insider tips" as you give them a tour. We have lots to offer!