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Help Us Write a Visitor's Guide to Clawson

We love day trips and think our community would be a great destination, so please help us write a guide to share with other Patch sites in Michigan.

Quick: A long-lost friend is coming to the Clawson area and has asked you for some things-to-do and places-to-eat-and-shop suggestions. 

What do you tell her?

We're writing a daytrip guide to Clawson for a summer series called Patch Passport. The other Patch sites in Michigan — from New Baltimore to Saline and two dozen in between — are doing the same. 

Starting next weekend, we'll offer a weekly daytrip guide to another southeast Michigan town for you to visit. Bet you didn't know, for instance, about all of the unique, locally owned shops in St. Clair Shores. (The , for example, is a locally owned toy store with an elevated train track that runs, nonstop, the inside perimeter of the store.)

There are more gems to be discovered, too. But to start, we need to write our own day-trip guide to share with the other Patch sites.

Here's a thought-starter: Visit our for ideas on where a visitor should visit.

So, it's time to share your must-list in Clawson: Where would you take a visitor to our town? Share your suggestions in the comments area below.

Terry S. June 23, 2012 at 03:07 PM
As a 47 yr old resident of Clawson, I feel sorry for you Mr. Morse. Clawson offers alot of very nice things to do during a day trip here. From our restaurants like The Old Port, to the fun shops along both Main street and 14 mile Road downtown . From our Magic shop to the comic book store, to the resale shops like Flipside and others. We have a very beautifull and well maintained Clawson Park, that offers walking trail to tennis courts and volleyball courts. There are also great bakery's here like Julian Bros and ice cream shops like the Diary O & the drive inn A & W. we also offer bars like Tavern on the Main, to the Black Lotus. Maybe Mr. Morse you should get out more and see all the wonderful places our little city has to enjoy on a day trip.
Paul Kemler June 23, 2012 at 03:19 PM
As a 46 year old resident of Clawson you obviously are not able to appreciate what a small town is and has to offer I 2nd what Terrance says, maybe you might be better off in a city like Rochester where people just don't care about one another like our wonderful city. Maybe it's time for you to find a city that more meets your particular tastes and leave those of us who LOVE our city alone. GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!
Norm Platt June 23, 2012 at 08:30 PM
On a real comfortable Sunny summer day in Clawson. I've experienced a real little known heavenly retreat.. treat. While waiting for our fabulous rebuild library to open at 12:00 noon on Mondays & Wednesdays me & my Kindle have brought a sandwich to eat in the little flower park right behind the Clawson Historical Museum just adjacent too the library's free WIFI. Find a shady spot & explore the on line world... I love my library & I love my Kindle please don't take my new "Kodachrome Away" as that old song says...
Steven Blow June 26, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Contrary to the baffling negative comment above there are absolutely good day trips possibilities in Clawson. We have some unique shops and restaurants that are worth the drive. I could envision a Sat. that starts at the Famers Market, then maybe a late breakfast at the great Frittatta; some eclectic shopping at Leon and Lulu, Triple Thread, Wunderground Magic, Flipside Records, all unique places only found here. An afternoon ice crean at the Dairy O, stop off for a late afternoon beer at Black Lotus and a great dinner at Due Venti. That's an experience that not many communities can offer, and it can all be done by foot.
Karen June 26, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Mr. Morse, you made me laugh. I gotta admit that!

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