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Explore Getaway The Thumb

Located just one hour and fifteen minutes outside of Detroit, in Columbiaville, MI, Getaway The Thumb is nestled in a bustling town with plenty of spots to explore. Here are a few of the spots we’d recommend you check out while you’re on your Getaway.

Walks in the Woods

Southern Links Trailway
Distance: 10.1 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed
Head out to Southern Links Trailway for a paved long or short out-and-back stroll with those who matter most. A convenient starting point is right next to Falcon’s Nest restaurant in Columbiaville.

Flint River Trail: Genesee Road to Richfield Park
Distance: 9.4 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This out-and-back trail is perfect for those looking for a nice, long, scenic hike. This trail takes just under three hours to complete if you hike the full 9.4 miles.

Sustenance and Snacks

Walkers Grocery
~ 6 minutes from Outpost
Make a pitstop at Walkers Grocery to grab some fresh, local ingredients to make all of your favorite campfire recipes.

The Burger Barn of Lapeer
~ 16 minutes from Outpost
Head to The Burger Barn of Lapeer after a long hike for the best burgers in the area.

Past Tense Cider Mill and Country Store
~10 minutes from the Outpost
Enjoy delicious cider, treats and a full menu at the Cider Mill. The Country Store next door has a huge selection of local gifts and trinkets. Make sure to check out the upstairs year round Halloween themed room. (The cider mill is open Thurs-Sun in the winter and every day in the summer)

Things to Do Around the Outpost

Gerlach’s Bowling Center
~ 15 minutes from Outpost
When was the last time you went to a bowling alley? Head to Gerlach’s Bowling Alley on your next Getaway to bring back some memories and make some new ones.

Flint Children’s Museum
~ 40 minutes from Outpost
Take your family to Flint Children’s Museum for a full day of playing and exploring.

Michigan Renaissance Festival
~ 45 minutes from Outpost
For a unique experience, head to the Michigan Renaissance Festival to try some whiskey, enjoy some 16th century entertainment, and explore the work of over 100 local artisans.

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