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Dryden Village, MI

The township is in Lapeer County, Michigan; 84 miles east of Lansing, 54 miles north of Detroit. It is a thirty-six square mile rural municipality located in the southeast portion of the county. Other communities in the region include Lapeer, Almont, Hadley and Metamora where you can enjoy dinner at the historic White Horse Inn, established in 1848 as a stagecoach stop named the Hoard House. Oakland Township is at Dryden Township’s southern border. It is considered a “bedroom community” that is home to nearly 5,000 residents which includes the Village of Dryden.

The ambiance of this and surrounding communities affords the luxury of rural country living at its best. Enjoy the open green spaces, peace and quiet and yet within 20-30 minutes of shopping. These more rural areas capture natural settings including nearby state-protected wetlands, parks and nature centers. Also enjoy Michigan wildlife in your own back yard including Sandhill Cranes, Blue Herons, American Eagle, horses, chickens, deer, fox and many more.

A pure Michigan experience can be enjoyed by all with a visit to Dryden’s Seven Ponds Nature Center. This is a nature sanctuary, environmental education center and a peaceful retreat. Seven Ponds is the perfect place for a school class studying the environment or an individual exploring the natural world. The nature center offers a variety of programs for many different groups like schools, scouts, special interest groups and senior citizens. The nature center has almost 500 acres that include glacial lakes, tallgrass prairie, wetlands, old-growth forest and a beautiful interpretive building for the casual visitor to explore. Seven Ponds' beauty and diversity provide a wonderful undisturbed setting for those seeking serenity. Open year-round, check their special events here:

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