Retire in Canadian Lakes, MI

Livability Score
43
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Schuberg's Bar & Grill

Fun place to eat in big rapids. Great gumbo and burgers. Place gets packed for lunch. Cool bar type atmosphere but family friendly.

2. Alamode Cafe

The best pastie I've had in Michigan. (Hint: does not rhyme with a stripper accessory.) I love this place- full of friendly locals, helpful servers happy...

3. Blue Cow Cafe

The fact that I'm a Big Rapids local and I've been to this venue several times, I should be utterly disappointed that this is my first review of it. My son...

4. Gypsy Nickel Lounge

I've been doing the Schubergs thing and I just got so tired of reeking like grease burger. This has been refreshing. They got Sushi They got drinks They...

5. Antlers Fireside Grill

Great selection of food on the menu, food itself was delicious, service was good and friendly staff and restaurant decor was nice. Definitely recommend if...

Golf
1. Tullymore Golf Course

It definitely is a unique golf course with probably the most wooden golf cart paths I've ever driven on. It's a little out of the way, but worth playing...

2. The Inn At St Ives

We stayed here during a family gathering in the area. The room and facilities were very clean and well-kept. My issue comes from what little in the way of...

3. TullyMore Resorts

Nice facilities but new management doesn't know what they are doing. We used to rent out a number of their facilities and it was a great spot to have...

Active
1. Two Hats Ranch

Honestly, one of the best lodges of its kind. The folks working there are more than hospitable. They embrace us as family. Every square inch, from the large...

2. Charles E. Fairman Community Pool

A hidden gem! definitely recommend it if you're looking for a place to do laps or swim with the whole family! Very clean, friendly staff, and great music :)

3. Big Rapids Roller Rink

i dropped in the rink on saturday night. the whole place was cozy and intimate. lois, the owner, really made me feel at home after i took a few spills =)...

4. Tullymore Golf Course

It definitely is a unique golf course with probably the most wooden golf cart paths I've ever driven on. It's a little out of the way, but worth playing...

5. Sawmill Tube & Canoe

Took the 4-6 trip, and it was beautiful. Downside being the river was very shallow in some parts, and it was more work than relaxing at times. If you can...

Arts
1. West Michigan Whitecaps

A great team for the single a level. Some strong players make the game exciting to watch. Several championships under their belt and more to come. The team...

2. Robinette's Apple Haus & Winery

The cinnamon sugar donut is THE BEST DONUT I have ever had. And, I've eaten a lot of donuts. Seriously. The BEST. I drive several miles to get them about...

3. Uncle John's Cider Mill

We went during an arts & crafts festival and it was perfect! The live music, the food trucks, the craft booths, and of course the usual delicious apples and...

4. Fifth Third Ballpark

A great ballpark experience. Lots of concessions with tons of options. The premium seats have nice cushions for extra comfort. Lawn seats are a nice cheap...

5. Celebration Cinema North

I feel like every time I come I have a different experience - both bad and good. Overall, I enjoy my time here as it is my go to theater for watching...

Shopping
1. Burley Park

Best outdoor flea market I've been to. Lots of variety and prices were mostly fair. Parking was easy, plenty of room. Huge but still was lots of space for...

2. The Old Pioneer Store & Emporium

I can always find something fun here when I come back to Big Rapids. Last time stuffed animals for my girls and a Michigan shaped bamboo cutting board for...

3. Peddler's Patch

This store not only has Antiques, but has something for everyone! A flower shop for graduation, anniversary, birthdays or just plants for the home....

4. E-Cig Outlet

Very knowledgable staff which when it comes to vape is probably the most important thing. The second most important is flavor of the juice which from what I...

5. Staples the Office Superstore

Lots of stuff that places like WalMart don't carry. Such as many types of paper. I had a question about Outlook and Microsoft live email and the clerk was...

Health
1. Czinder Eye Care, PC

Very friendly staff, only will recommend what you need, best in the area

2. Cardinal Spa & Massage

Monica is an AMAZING masseuse! I left an hour ago and can't wait to go back again next month :) She knows the muscles and how to work out the knots! Thank...

3. Caring Family Dentistry PC

I was in yesterday to get a filling and ended up with a cleaning as well. I have a lot of dental anxiety and Dr. Paul and his staff did an excellent job...

4. Shea Chiropractic Office

I absolutely love and appreciate Dr Shea and his office of wonderful ladies! The patient care here is extraordinary across the board! They are kind,...

5. Walt Michael DC

Dr. Walt was my first chiropractor. I was playing catch one day and the next morning, I couldn't turn my head. My neck was stuck. Stuck! A friend...