With temperatures averaging in the 80s, there are many options for residents and visitors looking to keep cool while exploring Flint & Genesee. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Go for a swim
    Genesee County Parks & Recreation has three swimming beaches in Flint & Genesee including Bluebell Beach in Flint, Buttercup Beach in Columbiaville and Clover Beach at Linden County Park. Other public beaches include Lake Callis in Davison and Silver Lake Park in Fenton.
  2. Check out a splash pad
    In Grand Blanc, Creasey Bicentennial Park and Physicians Park both offer splash pads where children can run and play. Davison’s Lake Callis and Flint’s Bluebell Beach also have splash pads to enjoy.
  3. Enjoy a boat ride
    Boaters can take advantage of public access throughout the county. This includes Lake Ponemah and Lake Fenton in Fenton, Lobdell Lake in Linden and Otter Lake near the border of Genesee County.
  4. Go kayaking and/or canoeing
    There are plenty of places to float on the water. That includes C.S. Mott Lake in Flint and the Shiawassee River in Fenton and Linden. Kayaking on the Flint River is always a great time – we recommend checking in with Kayak Flint before your trip as they can help you with rentals, guided tours and other guidance.*
  5. Indulge in an icy treat
    Flint & Genesee is home to several ice cream shops, including – but not limited to – the Ice Cream Garage in Linden, Uncle Ray’s in Fenton, Banana Boat in Flint, Roaring 20s in Flushing, Cops & Robbers in Flushing, Lippy’s Ice Cream in Goodrich, Ziggy’s in Grand Blanc, Dougie’s Coffee Shop in Davison and Twist Ice Cream in Swartz Creek.

*Normally, we recommend exploring the entirety of the Flint River in Genesee County and beyond. Unfortunately, the river recently experienced a chemical spill for which clean-up is underway. As of June 27, the Genesee County Health Department has a no-contact order for the Flint River between Stepping Stone Falls and Leith Street in Flint. Click here for the latest safety guidance.

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