Introduction to Grand Ledge, Michigan
Grand Ledge, Michigan, in Eaton county, is 9 miles W of Lansing, Michigan (center to center) and 91 miles W of Detroit, Michigan. Part of the surrounding Lansing - East Lansing metro area, the city is not isolated and is home to some 7,813 residents.
Grand Ledge History
The Indians of the Pottawatomi, Chippewa, and Ottawa ancestries were the early settlers and lived near the ledges and large rocks of the Grand River. Hugh Howard was the first white person to explore the region which had pine trees, woods, sandstone ledges, and numerous small islands. The area was named Grand Ledge and a post office was established in 1850. Around 1869, a railroad was established, and Grand Ledge was incorporated by Michigan state in 1871. During the 1870s, Grand Ledge became an important resort area.
Grand Ledge and Nearby Attractions
- Michigan Historical Center
- Impression 5 Science Center
- Battle Creek Sanitarium
- Chief Hazy Cloud County Park
- Binder Park Zoo
- W.J. Beal Botanical Garden
Things To Do In Grand Ledge
Museums located near the city include Michigan Historical Center, Charlton Park Village & Museums and Lansing Art Gallery, all of which have a number of historical artifacts on display. Parks in the area include Fort Custer Recreation Area, Sleepy Hollow State Park, and Pinckney State Recreation Area, which offer provisions for recreational activities. Binder Park Zoo and W.J Beal Botanical Garden display a variety of species of plants and animals.
Grand Ledge Transportation
Air transportation is available from Gerald R. Ford International Airport.
Grand Ledge Higher Education
Colleges and universities located nearby include Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, Spring Arbor University, and Kellogg Community College.