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A Visitor's Guide to Chesterfield, New Baltimore

Interested in exploring the communities? Let Patch be your guide.

Stopping by Chesterfield Township or New Baltimore to visit friends and family? How about coming by for business? Or perhaps you're making a pit stop on your way to another destination. Whatever the case, Patch has you covered.

Patch has come up with a guide, but we also want to hear from you about where visitors should go when coming to town. Tell us in the comments section below.

Dining

Chesterfield and New Baltimore claims all kinds of establishments from  to . If you'd like to get a taste of what's offered, check out our restaurant reviews on , , , , and .

Or do you want a quick sample of what's offered at local eateries? How about seeing our Bites Nearby features on , , , , , , and .

You can also scroll through our directory to find more eating options in town.

Entertainment and Recreation

Local bands frequently play at establishments around town, including , and . For more indoor fun, there's bowling alley and movie theater. There are also options for and and even would-be golfers who enjoy .

Walter and Mary Burke Park in downtown New Baltimore and  in Chesterfield provide scenic views of the water and playscapes for children.

is home to New Baltimore's popular beach, which has an extensive pier to stroll and enjoy the view of Anchor Bay.

Boating is a popular pastime, especially for those who want to take advantage of lakeside living. Fishing is a big draw around the area. Even the coldest weather cannot sway the die-hard angler.  are seen on Lake St. Clair quite a bit in winter, although the fire officials that. One local park, Maynard "Red" Aurand Memorial Park, is perfect for .

Fitness

Staying active while visiting the area is simple if you know where to go. If a traditional gym setting is more your thing, you can stop by  to workout on machines or in a number of classes offered there. For the yogi within, will bring serenity and a slew of class options. There are also scores of programs at and and the township . For more options, scroll through our directory. There are also held at Burke Park on select days.

Buying Groceries, Goods Around Town

is held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays off Washington Street in downtown New Baltimore. and carry authentic Italian foods while and have the communities covered for traditional grocery shopping. If some wine is needed to top off the right meal, you can buy vino at in New Baltimore's historic downtown.

If you're interested in supporting other local businesses in the downtown, read Patch's features on longtime establishment and original natural product store .

Museums

With a historic downtown, New Baltimore claims several old buildings with rich history. is open to the public on select days during most months of the year. Visitors can see an , including antique furniture and mementos from the city's heyday as a resort town. One interesting tidbit: Curators believe the former hotel-turned-museum is haunted.

For the classic car lover, in Chesterfield Township brings about and a Route 66 theme to the community. The museum opened in early June 2011.

The on features a one-room school, a log cabin, a cobble/gift shop and a working blacksmith shop. The Chesterfield Township Historical Society hosts a  at the village throughout the year. (Patch also features that inform readers of the township's rich history.)

Nearby in Harrison Township has an indoor museum building as well as an airpark with many planes, jets and other displays for guests to explore—even inside some of them. The airpark has 31 full-size vintage military aircraft from World War I to present day, plus an assortment of military vehicles and missiles.

Annual Community Events

Besides the summer Fishfly Festival, New Baltimore hosts a slew of community events annually. The , Winterfest featuring the , and are among them. Parks and Recreation as well as organizations throughout the area also hold a number of programs and events.

In Chesterfield Township, the annual draws families to township grounds for activities and historical demonstrations. The North Gratiot Cruise has a couple of times in the past few years, but when it is held, it also is a big draw to the area.

Both communities hold ceremonies around Christmastime.

The American Cancer Society also has held Relay for Life events in and .

Lodging

While Chesterfield is home to multiple motels, travelers looking for more traditional hotel accommodations may want to look into , Best Western ConCord Inn in Clinton Township, Hyatt Place in Utica or other nearby suites.

Residents Tell Patch Where They Take Visitors

New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch regularly asks people around town questions in our video segment called You Said It. Hear what they had to say about where visitors should go by clicking here.

Find Us on Facebook

You can always ask other folks around town where they recommend going on our Facebook page, where the conversation about Chesterfield and New Baltimore continues.  

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