Historic small town in Michigan's thumb region with parks, art and a family-friendly atmosphere.
Lapeer is about an hour north of Detroit in Michigan’s thumb region. The historic downtown is a great place to stroll among historical buildings, like the 172 year old Court House, be greeted by independent store owners, and enjoy a mix of independent dining, entertainment, and shopping options.
Lapeer has a strong entertainment community for the thumb, with venues like The Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer, which is made up of Gallery 194 and the historic PIX Theatre.
Lapeer has thirteen well maintained parks with beautiful trails, plenty of picnic areas, tennis courts, playgrounds and baseball diamonds. There’s a kayak and canoe launch in the downtown Rotary Park, convenient to parking and trails.
Adjacent to downtown are neighborhoods of early homes, churches, and community buildings called Piety Hill. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Piety Hill is a favorite driving and walking spot for residents and visitors.
With a variety of activities, history, and a family friendly atmosphere, Lapeer has opportunities for all ages to enjoy.