Introduction to New Baltimore, Michigan
New Baltimore History
Numerous French hunters and fur trappers settled in the area in 1796. They gradually established farms along the waterfront and rivers but the community was not officially established until 1845. Alfred Ashley, a Mount Clemens businessman, platted 60 acres which came to be known as the village of "Ashley." On September 20, 1851, a post office was established with the name "Ashleyville" and in 1867, the community was renamed "New Baltimore." Due to its easy access to the waterfront, the community of New Baltimore had flourishing manufacturing industries. During the late 19th century, tourism emerged as the most significant contributor to the economy.
New Baltimore and Nearby Attractions
- Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
- Fox Theater Building
- Algonac State Park
- Detroit Zoo
- Lakeside Beach
Things To Do In New Baltimore
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, the historic estate of automotive pioneer Henry Ford's child Edsel Ford, is located near New Baltimore. The city also offers easy access to the Fox Theater Building, Fair Lane, Historic Fort Wayne, and Pewabic Pottery. Algonac State Park, and Stony Creek Metropark are popular parks where visitors can enjoy various recreational activities such as fishing, boating, picnicking, and hiking. Detroit Zoo, and Eastern Market are other popular attractions. The residents of New Baltimore also host the Bay Rama Fishfly Festival during June every year.
New Baltimore Transportation
Oakland County International Airport is the closest major airport.
New Baltimore Higher Education
Colleges close to New Baltimore are St. Clair County Community College, Macomb Community College, University of Phoenix, and Oakland University.