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Grand Ledge, Michigan is located mainly in Eaton County with just a small portion lying in Clinton County. The city is just south of I-96, north of W St Joseph Highway, and about 12 miles west of Lansing, with the Grand River running right through the middle. Grand Ledge is home to just over 7,700 residents and spans across 3.65 square miles.
Known for its beautiful scenery, Grand Ledge has 110 acres of nature parks with 13 designated parks and open spaces. The city is also named after its 60-foot tall, 300-million-year-old sandstone and quartzite rock ledges that rise above the shore of the Grand River. These ledges are available for recreational rock climbers to use in Oak Park.
For those with children, Grand Ledge Public Schools offers an early childhood center, a kindergarten center, four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in the area. The school district is committed to providing excellence for their 6,800 students and staff, and is known for its distinguished student achievement and exemplary delivery of quality educational programs.
There are also plenty of fun seasonal activities to look forward to in the city! Grand Ledge is the host to six wonderful festivals every year, including Yankee Doodle Days, the Island Art Fair, Victorian Days, St. Patrick’s Day and Memorial Day. There are also the Color Cruise and Island Festival every autumn to enjoy.
Downtown Grand Ledge is another notable place to spend time with loved ones. There are plenty of places to eat, shop, and embrace the atmosphere of the city. If you are into art, on the corner of West Jefferson and Harrison Street in downtown, there is a beautiful sculpture created by Michigan artist Thomas Sheerin called “Growing Progress” that is very popular with both residents and visitors.
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