Clarkston is about 40 miles northwest of Detroit in Southeast Michigan. It is a small town but it has a vibrant community. Clarkston’s bed and breakfasts afford guests a great opportunity to be close both to the big-city amenities of Detroit and state recreation areas with excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Shopping is a favorite activity for folks who come to Clarkston. Olde World Canterbury Village offers shopping in a unique setting – a 19th-century Tudor-style village and historical landmark. There is much to be found here, but it is particularly well known for a large assortment of Department 56 items, Christmas accessories, and ornaments. Serious shoppers may want to head to Great Lakes Crossing, the largest mall in Michigan.

In the mood for live music? Clarkston is home to DTE Energy Music Theatre, a 15,000+ seat outdoor amphitheater. This is usually the Detroit area venue for the biggest tours of the summer season. Linda Ronstadt, Chicago, and Eddie Money are all regular performers here. Stay at a bed and breakfast when coming to DTE Energy Music Theatre for a show.

When nature calls, Pontiac Lake Recreation Area offers nearly 4,000 acres of woodland and lake. Take a boat out on Pontiac Lake, laze on the beach or swim. Highland Recreation Area has nearly 6,000 acres of lakes, marshes, and forests. Enjoy the nature trails, go horseback riding, and cross-country ski or snowmobile in the winter. Seven Lakes State Park in Holly is ideal for boating (boat rentals available), swimming, and fishing.

Golfers will be happy to know that there are two excellent golf courses in Clarkston, and several more a short distance from town. Ask any bed and breakfast innkeepers for the inside scoop on all the courses, and then go play them all.