- Things to Do
- Eat + Drink
- Places to Stay
- Plan Your Trip
Stay in Stone: The Stone House Inn, that is, a retreat inside a historic home built in 1909. With six beautifully decorated period rooms, be sure to put modern amenities and historic charm on your must-experience list while on your getaway in Chesaning.
Create Your Passion: Home to trunk shows, teaching retreats, and more, it'd be hard to miss the large and inviting Creative Passions Crop and Quilt Retreat Center that welcomes quilters, scrapbookers, crafters, and more by the thousands to the heart of Chesaning.
If this sounds like your kind of escape, Creative Passions offers four locations (each with a unique atmosphere and varying options). Be sure to swing by Creative Passions Quilt Shop on the way into town for supplies and fabric selections to inspire your made-in-Chesaning masterpiece!
Park It: Located on the banks of the Shiawassee River, Showboat Park is 68 acres of opportunity to explore and enjoy! Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, a fishing dock, playground, and an 18-hole disc golf course. Looking to launch your boat or stay over campground-style? It's all here!
Hone in on Local History: Located in a late-19th century church, the Chesaning Area Historical Museum exhibits area historical artifacts and information, plus old country school photos and memorabilia that are all worth a visit while in Chesaning.
Feast with Family & Friends: Paying homage to the actual Showboat that's iconic to Chesaning, eating at Showboat Restaurant is a must while you're here. The relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous woodworking are reason enough to visit, but the homemade specialties, prime rib, and seafood dishes will bring you back.
For scratch-made, authentic Mexican cuisine — and house specialties from carnitas to tacos al pastor — discover Don Felipe Mexican Restaurant. Sip jumbo margaritas before ending your meal with churros, sopapillas, or flan, a delicious Mexican custard.
Don't pass up Riverfront Grille, either, if you're looking to watch the big game on high-def screens and enjoy tasty fare with a cold brew in-hand!
Taste Classic: Be sure to put a trip to The Malt Shop on your must-do list. Serving more than 24 flavors of soft-serve and Mooney's hand-dipped ice creams, along with a complete menu that includes its locally famous Broasted Chicken, the Malt Shop is a gem that's been part of Chesaning for more than 50 years!
Strike it Big: Not only is Pintown Pizza & Lanes the perfect place for bowling, but it also serves up pizza with dough and sauce made on-site daily, then baked to perfection in a brick oven.
Time Your Travels: Depending on when you're visiting, don't miss the Saginaw County Fair in summer or the festive Chesaning Candle Walk each winter. Visit Santa and experience merriment with horse-drawn carriage rides, live reindeer, holiday music, arts & crafts, and more!
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