Introduction to Lapeer, Michigan
Lapeer is the county seat of the Lapeer County. Most of the land belonging to the city was taken from the Mayfield and Elba Townships. The name Lapeer is the Americanized form of the French term la pierre, meaning flint or flint stone. Many of the historic homes in Lapeer are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lapeer and nearby Attractions
- Addison Oaks County Park
- Alfred P. Sloan Museum
- Metamora-Hadley State Recreation Area
- Piety Hill Historic District
- Mount Holly
- Detroit Zoo
Things To Do In Lapeer
Lapeer is home to many historic homes that have been restored to display their original elegance. These buildings feature Gothic, Italianate, Greek and Queen Anne architectural designs and are a part of the Piety Hill Historic District. Pix Theatre is the focal point of all local art and community activities. The theater showcases musical and theatrical performances, while the Alfred P. Sloan Museum and the Flint Institute of Arts are nearby as well. Addison Oaks County Park, Crampton Park, Bald Mountain Recreation Area, Ortonville State Recreation Area and Holly State Recreation Area offer various rec recreational opportunities.
Oakland County International is the nearest major airport.
Lapeer Higher Education
Baker College of Flint, the University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University and Mott Community College are some of the colleges and universities accessible from Lapeer.