LOCAL Activities

Bertha brock park

Bertha Brock Park is a popular location with trails, campsites, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a healthy trout steam running through 200 acres of beautiful rolling hills.

John C. Blanchard House

Stop by the John C. Blanchard House to see what Ionia life was like in the late 1800s. Includes artifacts, documents and more!

Ionia Theatre

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! Built in 1931, the Ionia Theatre is full of history while offering two movie screens, a full concession stand, and a wonderfully nostalgic atmosphere.  

Benz Aviation

Benz Aviation is the Great Lakes regions largest commercial soaring center. With pilots being FAA certified “commercial” pilots, Benz Aviation provides a higher level of pilot experience. 

Ionia County Fairgrounds

Join others and Walk the Midway! Packed with games, treats, sights and fun for the whole family at Ionia County Fairgrounds

Fred Meijer Trail

The Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail stretches over 41 miles and is great for biking and hiking. The trail has some beautiful views as it traces the path of the former Central Michigan Railroad. 

Shadow Ridge Golf

Shadow Ridge Golf Course & Banquet Center features rolling fairways and uniquely designed courses. Play on The Back 9 course which was designed by Donald Ross.

Ionia Recreational Park

Ionia Recreational Park is full of beautiful rolling hills, babbling brooks, open meadows, forested ridges, and a lake nestled in the hills.

Steele Street Brewing

Steele Street Brewing offers up to 20 beers on tap, a number of in-house fermented wines and homemade sodas. Pair your drink with an eclectic menu!

Horrocks Nursery Farm

Established in 1937, Horrocks Nursery Farms provides the area with beautiful landscaping. Stop by their garden center to see what’s in season or pick out a pre-cut fresh Christmas tree.

Meijer Skate Park

Located at the Ionia Free Fair Grounds.

Ionia River Trail

Experience traveling through lush wooded areas that are connected by a restored railroad bridge. The Ionia River Trail follows what was once a railroad corridor, and is now a trail full of gorgeous views.