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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
This is a paved, point-to-point trail between Millington, MI and Columbiaville, MI. Head out to Southern Links Trailway for a long or short out-and-back stroll with those who matter most.

Myron and Isabel Zucker Mermorial Trail
Distance: 1.3 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This loop is perfect for a quick morning hike through the forest in the Myron and Isabel Zucker Mermorial Nature Sanctuary. Keep an eye out for local birds as you walk along the ridge above the North Branch of the Flint River.

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.

Chef G’s
~ 14 minutes from Outpost
Head to Chef G’s for a delicious brunch to try one of Chef G’s sweet crepes, waffle sandwiches, or smoothies.

Things to Do Around the Outpost

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

Galaxy Lanes
~ 45 minutes from Outpost
When was the last time you went to a bowling alley? Head to Galaxy Lanes on your next Getaway to bring back some memories and make some new ones.

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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