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Lunch & Learn: The History of the Clinton Canal

Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site 49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI

This program will take you on a canal tour today, from the remains in Canal Park in Clinton Township to its end in Rochester.

The hopes and dreams for the canal - part of Michigan's first internal improvements act in 1837 - will be highlighted, along with those who envisioned the canal. The canal entrance started at the mouth of the Clinton River in the "ghost" town of Belvidere, and it exited into Lake Michigan via the Kalamazoo River at Singapore - another ghost town now buried in a sand dune. The canal proper started in yet another ghost town, Frederick, with several operating mills.

As we approach its 200th anniversary, see what remains of this venture, a small part of which also crossed the Packard Proving Grounds property.

Annual Fall Open House

Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site 49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI

Join us for our annual Fall Packard Proving Grounds Open House!

This must-attend event includes a car show, bake sale, vendors, historic tours, Packard displays, and, yes, the PPG Gift Shop will be open! 

Chic & Unique Market – October

Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site 49965 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Township, MI

The Chic & Unique Market is back to the PPG 3 times this year!  For more information on this event, please visit https://chicanduniquemi.com/. 

Every market features a unique mix of 100-150 small businesses along with food trucks, giveaways and so much more.  These markets are outdoors and go on rain or shine and do have a $5 entry fee, under 12 free. 

Harvest Holiday Indoor Market

Join us for our second annual Harvest Holiday Indoor Market! Located at the Packard Proving Grounds in the Repair Garage and Lodge Garage, kick-off your holiday season the Sunday before Thanksgiving by shopping local small businesses. Farmers, artisans, crafter, holiday gifts and so much more!