If you are looking for someplace different to visit that few people know about you need to stop by the old western town of Coopersville. You won’t find it on a map of Michigan since it’s not an official town. It was built by Spike Cooper who is a big fan of westerns and John Wayne. Over the years he has built an old west style town and welcomes people to come visit.
It’s full of interesting antiques and funny signs adorning its many buildings. the town has a general store, livery, jail, and a cemetery. I visited the interesting and quirky little town late last fall in the early morning and there was no one there so I did not get a chance to talk to anyone. I will have to go back later this summer and check it out more. If you are on Facebook you can follow the Coopersville Facebook page HERE
the address is:
1860 Fire Tower Road
Lewiston, MI 49756
It has a Lewiston address but its centrally located between Lewiston Grayling and Mio. you can see it on google maps HERE
It’s not far from Hartwick Pines and would be a good place to check out along with the logging museum and chapel at Hartwick Pines State Park.
P.S. Thank you to a couple of my readers for telling me about this place, I would have never known about it if they did not tell me.
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