5 Things to Do This Summer in Three Rivers
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Three Rivers is a picturesque community that sits where the Rocky, Portage, and St. Joseph rivers converge, offering stunning waterfront views, serene parks, and charming bridges. The town boasts numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, whether hiking and biking on trails, fishing or kayaking on the rivers, or camping and picnicking in the surrounding parks.
This cultural institution showcases and promotes the arts in the community. Housed in a historic building that was constructed in 1904 as a Carnegie Library, the center regularly features rotating art exhibitions, showcasing the works of local and regional artists. It also offers a variety of educational programs and workshops for individuals of all ages and skill levels.
Built nearly a century ago, theater harkens back to a bygone era with its ornate detailing and grand marquee. The Riviera Theatre continues to bring the community together for live performances such as concerts, theater productions, comedy shows, and other stage events. It provides a unique and intimate setting for artists to showcase their talents, and audiences can enjoy an up-close and engaging experience.
This family-owned, small-scale, organic cut-flower farm operates a self-serve farm stand from April to October that is stocked with fresh bouquets, hand-poured soy candles, and other local products. Flowerfield Farmstead also hosts workshops on fresh flower arranging, DIY candle making, drying flowers for wreaths and crowns, and fresh evergreen wreath making.
This historic brick home at 116 S. Main St., called “Riversbye,” was built in the 1870s by Arthur Silliman, an early pioneer who came to Three Rivers in 1847. The lower level of the building was Silliman's blacksmith shop, and the upper stories served his family. His daughter, Sue Silliman, inherited the property. She was the Three Rivers librarian and historian for 42 years, and was an active volunteer in the Daughters of the American Revolution. The museum is open for free tours from June through September.
This locally owned retailer is Michigan's second-largest used and rare bookstore, with more than 200,000 books. The store also stocks about 15,000 new volumes, and staff will search for hard-to-find and out-of-print books. Beyond the books, Lowry’s Books carries a wide selection of greeting cards, magazines, and educational and classic toys in all price ranges.
There’s lots to see and do in Three Rivers during the summer. Check out the highlights in this video.
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