Visit Mears in West Michigan

The town of Mears was settled by the pioneer and lumber baron Charles Mears. It is located in Golden Township, west of Hart and south of Pentwater. Nearby are the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, Hart-Montague Trail State Park, and Little Sable Point Lighthouse.

The Oceana County Historical & Genealogical Society has been instrumental in preserving the history of the area. The society operates the Oceana Historical Park Museum Complex on Fox Road in Mears. The museum complex is open weekends from 1pm-4pm in June, July and August.

Buildings in the complex include the Swift Lathers Museum, home of the Mearz News, the world's smallest newspaper; Tool Museum with farm tools, logging equipment and dairy machinery; Boynton Cottage Museum; Robinson Museum housing an old-time laundry, dentist and doctor offices and post office; and Transportation Museum. Nearby are the Swedish Church built in 1898 and the Old Town Hall housing the country school room and exhibits.

Here's what usually occurs. Dates for 2020 are being added as they become available.
TBA- Historical Post Card Show, 10am-3pm, Transportation Museum Conference Room.
TBA - Town & Country All-School Reunion, 1pm-4pm, Johnson Square.
18 - Mears Art Fair, 10am-5pm, Johnson Square.
TBA- Pleasant Afternoon, 1pm-4pm, Oceana Historical Park.
TBA - Golden Fair Parade, Lunch and Craft Sale, 11am-1pm at United Methodist Church; parade at 1pm, Old Town Hall open 11am-3pm.

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For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

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Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
Also, check out West Michigan Guides and our locally produced directory for our largest lists of Things to Do in West Michigan.
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Last Updated: 05-05-2021 12:08 PM ID: 1114