About Our Area

The Mt. Pleasant Community
Mt. Pleasant is filled with many family attractions and leisure activities. Whether it’s taking a stroll through the parks on a beautiful spring day, stopping for some caramel corn and cotton candy at one of the many summer festivals, or cheering on the Central Michigan University Chippewas, Mt. Pleasant has it all. Historic Downtown Mt. Pleasant features fine dining, specialty shops, host to local events, and the historic Broadway Theatre. How about a scenic canoe trip down the winding Chippewa River? Let your worries float away at a musical performance at Central Michigan University, or make the journey to the Ziibiwing Center and learn more about the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. 

Culture and Art
The Mt. Pleasant area is steeped in history and nature.  With museums, sanctuaries, and an annual Native American Pow Wow, presented by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, you can relive the past and feel the rich heritage only the Mt. Pleasant area has to offer.

Experience art in every form! From canvas to sculptures or learning more about the Native American culture, mid-Michigan thrives on art and culture. Check out any one of the many museums and galleries right here in Mt. Pleasant.

Art Reach of Mid Michigan is a driving force for art enthusiasts in Mount Pleasant. They feature a new exhibit each month highlighting a local artist and their work. For a full art experience come to town during Art Walk Central where local store fronts and museums feature an art competition lead by Art Reach of Mid Michigan to spur discussions on art and to get people involved in the process of creating art projects. This unique event is held all month long in August and brings chalk art on the side walks and street sales throughout downtown.

Art is not just in the downtown area, check out the University Art Gallery on the campus of CMU, which features student and professional artists all year long.

Golf
There are many premier golf courses in the central Michigan area from championship courses to weekend golf retreats.

Parks and Recreation
The Chippewa River flows through Mt. Pleasant and is the focal point of five parks in the city: Riverside Park, Millpond Park, Nelson Park, Chipp-A-Water, and Island Park. In Island Park, the river flows completely around the park and creates a natural island in the center of the city. Three additional Isabella County parks utilize the river for recreation: Meridian Park, Deerfield Nature Park, and Majeski Landing. The Chippewa River is perfect for a leisurely trip on the water. Canoeing, tubing, and kayaking are favorite past times of residents, students, and visitors to the area. 

Downtown
Downtown Mt. Pleasant boasts over 135 businesses that include remarkable specialty shops, art galleries, excellent and eclectic dining establishments, bars and bistros; you'll find "big city" amenities with small-town service and charm. Downtown is host to many local events and is the gathering place for Mt. Pleasant residents and visitors alike, from the summer Farmer's Markets every Thursday and Saturday to the Max and Emily's Summer Concert Series, Ladies Night Out, and the annual Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration. 

Education

Mt. Pleasant Public Schools

Mt. Pleasant Public Schools is a Class A school district in the heart of central Michigan that boasts academic rigor, athletic excellence, extra-curricular opportunities and exceptional fine arts.  Opportunities for student growth and achievement are endless at Mt. Pleasant.  The district is comprised of five elementary schools, an intermediate school, a high school campus, a community education facility and access to the Mt. Pleasant Area Technical Center. 

Sacred Heart Academy
Sacred Heart Academy is a Roman Catholic based parochial school in Mount Pleasant providing education for students in DK through 12th grade. Sacred Heart has a reputation for academic and athletic excellence. One-hundred percent of 2014 graduates continued their education by enrolling in a college and/or university. 

Renaissance Public School Academy
Renaissance Public School Academy provides preschool through eighth grade students with high quality, personalized instruction in an active and engaging educational environment.  There is no tuition charge for attendance. 

Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University is among the nation’s 100 largest public universities with more than 20,000 students on its Mt. Pleasant campus and another 7,000 enrolled online and at 50 locations across North America. CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. 

Mid Michigan Community College
Mid Michigan Community College, with campuses in Mt. Pleasant and Harrison, offers over 50 programs and boasts state-of the-art facilities, experienced faculty, and knowledgeable counselors. 

Learn more about Mt. Pleasant by visiting the Mount Pleasant Convention and Visitor’s Bureau