Top 5 Hidden Treasures in St. Clair Shores
From historic landmarks to scenic waterfronts, residents and visitors can find family-friendly fun in the area.
This iconic toy and hobby store has been a fixture in St. Clair Shores for more than 40 years. With a wide selection of trains to dolls, there is something for kids of all ages. And if you visit the store, you can find one of the largest model train layouts in Macomb County in addition to an elevated track which runs along the outer walls of the store.
St. Clair Shores may not be considered "Surf City," but outdoor enthusiasts can purchase stand-up paddleboards, longboard skateboards and surf apparel at Great Lakes Surf Shop. Stop by and chat with owner Brian Lefeve to learn more about stand-up paddleboarding, good places to surf in the Great Lakes and how you can do yoga on the paddleboards.
One could travel to Hamtramck for authentic Polish food, but there is a local alternative with Celina's Polish Kitchen. The small restaurant features traditional dishes including Pierogi, breaded pork chops and potato pancakes.
Nothing beats a fresh donut, and at Variety Donuts, there is no such thing as day-old donut. The shop does not have posted hours. It opens early and closes when the doughnuts are sold out for the day. Get there early!
Residents and non-residents can use 9 Mile Road boat ramp, east of Jefferson, to launch their vessels during boating season. This is the only public launch between Detroit and Hall Road.
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