Here is a daytrip guide to Fenton for a summer series called Patch Passport. Have you been there? Share your favorite things to do in the comments below.
- - Take your pick from nearly 75 creatively-named sandwiches such as the “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Fenton” or the “No John, I’m Not Cheezing You." Just make sure you stop in before 4 p.m. if you're in a sandwich mood -- the at 4 p.m. and they are no longer available.
- If you have the craving for barbecue, is your place. It's a bit of a hidden gem, hidden behind a off the U.S. 23 Torrey Road exit. If you can't decide, .
- If it's Mexican food you're after, is the place to be. The popular eatery also was voted the
- When you're ready for dessert, is a Fenton favorite. You can even enjoy a round of putt-putt golf after you snack on the sweets.
Other popular joints: and .
- The is inviting with cushioned chairs and couches and a fireplace in a laid back atmosphere. In addition to 12 beers on tap and a wide selection of wines, the venue was voted the .
- Looking for a comfortable place to hang? invites you in. The 1920s themed .
- If you need to take a walk to unwind, try Fenton's , complete with a gazebo, waterfall, playground for children and tables for a picnic.
- Fenton has a wide selection of consignment and antique shops including , C & C Resale, Treasure Shack and .
- It is also home to plenty of unique stores like where you can find anything a dog could need, , which was voted as , where you can find anything for your cycling needs.
- If art is your thing, stroll downtown to the for a variety of art work.
Fenton has plenty of .
“The buildings in downtown Fenton are a testament to our community’s proud history,” said Donna Seger, president of the Fenton Historical Society. “Some have been part of the city’s landscape for as far back as 150 years."
, , old fire hall, and are considered treasures by many.
The is open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment.
- Lake Fenton is the one of the biggest and busiest lakes around. Public access is located off Grove Park Road. (Launch temporarily closed on weekdays until July 24.)
- Lake Ponemah is another hot spot. A Michigan DNR boat launch is on North Road near Torrey Road.
- Silver Lake Beach in is another spot people flock to cool off.
- Looking to fit in a quick nine or 18? Try or . If you are looking for a challenge, try .