Hadley Township is in the southwest corner of Lapeer County and lies at the base of the Hadley Hills. Hadley Township is located 19 miles south west of Flint Mi. Hadley is noted for its beautiful rolling pastures of farmland and peaceful country atmosphere. A small community that is home to over 4500 residents holds tightly to its heritage of natural settings and quiet living. Hadley is located within proximity to I-69, M-24, and M-15, making it easy to access surrounding communities and work.
Nearby Longway Planetarium hosts talks on astronomy and local science topics every first Friday of the month. Le Fleur Décor on Hadley Rd in Hadley specializes in unique home and garden decor featuring local artists wares, heirloom flowers and vegetables, and upcycled furniture and such. The store is in an old barn which sits amongst beautiful gardens that customers can wander through and be inspired. The store hosts an art fair every 4th of July from 10am-5pm which brings in a wide selection of unique local art and vintage goodies. In the fall they have Harvest Festival which celebrates the seasons bounty grown here, along with artisans and a car show. It is a great place for group visits with plenty of room for wandering and gathering.
The Hadley Flour & Feed Mills, or Hadley Mill as it is now known, is an old landmark in Hadley, Michigan. The mill, built around 1873 or 1874 by Peter Slimmer, is the third mill erected on the present site. The first two were built by Edward Fortune: the first around 1845 and the second in the early 1860’s. It was owned in 1885 by John Mower and by Lee Miller around 1900. The mill and acreage for a park were given to Hadley Township in 2002 by Ralph and Marie Hartwig. This complex is now known as The Hartwig Community Park. The Hadley Township Historical Society was formed to collect and preserve articles and items of historical significance to Hadley Township. The mill has been transformed into a museum to remind visitors of their heritage.
Hadley Township is served by four school districts: Lapeer, Goodrich, Brandon, and Oxford. More than half of the Township is in the Lapeer Community School District, while the western portion of the Township is in the Goodrich Community School District. A small area of the southeast corner of the Township is in the Oxford Community School District and the Brandon Schools service most of the Township’s southwest corner.