Introduction to Belding, Michigan
The first settler of Belding, Levi Broas, arrived in 1832. Established initially as Broas Rapids, the name was later changed to Patterson Mills, and then to Hog Wallow. The name Belding was chosen to honor the Belding family in 1871. The first member of the Belding family, John Green, settled in the area in 1838 and began the first farm in Otisco Township that year. The log cabin he constructed was so small that at night, the furniture was moved outside to accommodate his fourteen family members.
Belding and Nearby Attractions
- Chief Hazy Cloud County Park
- Charlton Park Village & Museums
- Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park
- Apple Mountain
- Battle Creek Sanatarium
- Potter Park Zoo
Things To Do In Belding
There are many museums near Belding, including Charlton Park Village & Museums, Gerald R. Ford Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, and Lansing Art Gallery. There are also a few historical sites nearby like, Battle Creek Sanatarium, Settlers House, and W.K. Kellogg House. The Chief Hazy Cloud County Park, Fallassburg County Park, Ionia State Recreation Area, and Newaygo State Park are also located nearby. Other attractions include Potter Park Zoo, Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park, and W.J. Beal Botanical Garden.
Flights are available from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Belding Higher Education
Colleges close to Belding include Alma College, Aquinas College, and Calvin College.