Wednesday, July 8, 2015
During the summer, many things happen along US 12, but my main interest is in the Irish Hills area, because I live here. Walker Tavern-at the intersection of 12 & 50- has Vintage Baseball Games, Picnic in the park music events, and a Farmers Market every Sunday (except NASCAR Sundays).
And, the Brick Walker Tavern, just across the road , is taking reservations for events, weddings etc.
And, of course, Michigan International Speedway is on US12. They not only have NASCAR, they host a Beer & Wine Fest in May ,an SAE competition also in May, and the country Music Festival in July. There is also the Tough Mudder event in September.
A little farther West on Michigan Ave, is McCourtie Park.There are 17 bridges , one of which is shown below. They are made of sculpted concrete, carved to look like logs, planks, and ropes. There is a stream that runs thru the area-a great place to walk and picnic. There are even weddings held there.
|Below is an historic schoolhouse which houses Cherry Creek Winery. They do wine tastings, light refreshments, and entertainment on selected weekends. It is also on US12. For more info www.cherrycreekwine.com. For Speedway info www.mispeedway.com. For Walker Tavern www.michigan.gov/walkertavern. And, check www.us12heritagetrail.org, to learn lots more about this great road! And, remember the Longest Garage sale in August.|