This year the Festival was not on the brick Superior Street, but in true Albion style we adapted to the situation and made it work. These aerial photos show a different perspective of where most of the activities were.
The end of one season and the beginning of another is quickly approaching. This time of year thousands of people will be headed to our upper peninsula in anticipation of walking across the Mackinac Bridge. For those not participating in this annual walk, you are invited to share in Albion’s Labor Day Walk the Trail.
The Albion Health Care Alliance invited the community out on Monday, September 4, 2017, Labor Day, to walk the trail. The event took place at 10:00am until 11:00am. Participants were asked to meet at the beginning of the trail, just off Hannah Street in Victory Park, close to Victory for Kids playground area.
Everyone is welcome to attend and walk: families, Albion College faculty, staff, and students, youth and those young in heart from the community and surrounding areas. It is a fun event that celebrates the walking trail and the end of summer. The Albion River Trail is approximately 1.6 miles long. One can walk the length in one direction, and then return by the same route, or choose another one to your own liking; walking at your own pace.
The Albion River Trail is now part of the North Country National Scenic Trail. See the map about this part of the trail on this link:
See a brochure with information about the Albion River Trail on this link:
Motorized vehicles are not permitted.
The wonderful brick streets of Albion Michigan are beautiful from the ground, and more so from the sky. But the upkeep of these brick streets is difficult when the work needs to be done. The summer of 2017 was one of those years.
Short clip – The new shape of Superior Street Albion Michigan begins to appear with more room for bicycle paths through town. The rebricking process involved installing new water mains, and major digging. Meanwhile, the brick facade of the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel is moving along. Work on Superior Street is expected to be complete for Albion College Homecoming in October 2017 if not sooner, possibly in September.
Superior Street Albion Michigan has the longest stretch of continuously bricked street in the state of Michigan. There is a lot of work involved with the upkeep of the streets, particularly because the street is a thoroughfare.
The official Albion Farmers’ Market flier is above. You can click on it to access the pdf file that can be printed out and posted around town.
We will also post an interactive map of how to get to Stoffer Plaza, home of the Farmer’s Market, below.
We hope to be posting more photos and stories about each of the items listed on this page. We aren’t there yet. We are now covering Marshall Michigan as well as Albion.
We do have some links – many are to outside sources – for each of the pictures shown in the Guide above:
- Albion College Graduation
- Grand Street Park, Marshall
- Marshall High School Graduation
- Albion Community Gardens
- Artists Concept for Roadside Attraction (an older version of this concept that is only a concept on our bucket list at this point.)
- Marshall Welcome to My Garden Tour
- Citizens to Beautify Albion
- Stuart’s Landing – home of Marshall Music
- Mother’s Day in Albion
- Albion Food Hub
Albion Farmers’ Market started up its outdoor location for 2017 on Saturday May 6. Saturdays only in May 2017, and the Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. A message from the Market Director: “Thanks for all the vendors and customers that came to see us today! Next week it’s going to be even better! 🙂 We had eggs, maple syrup, chicken, pork, garden plants, flowers, baked goods, rhubarb, kale and cilantro! We also have beautiful handmade blankets and dishcloths.”
Visit Albion Farmers’ Market on Facebook by clicking this link:
Important reminder – Superior St is closed, but Cass and Erie Streets will be OPEN for the foreseeable future, so you can still access the Farmer’s Market. Come down Clinton St and turn left on either Cass (for the north entrance) or Erie (south entrance), go past the tattered remains of Superior St, and come on down to Market Place!
Note about photo at top – that was actually a Farmer’s Market in 2016.
Albion Farmer’s Market and Albion Food Hub is the major sponsor of General Guide XXIV – The Local Food Edition. We will be featuring more information about Eating Fresh and Buying Local throughout the year.
Albion is attracting new talented professionals who choose to come here to live and perform. We are happy for the War & Treaty group who have started a monthly musical event called “Open Mic Night.”
A music video called “Down To The River” will be shown at the Bohm Theatre Wednesday May 24, 2017.
Read more about War & Treaty here: www.thewarandtreaty.com/
All eight museums in Marshall are free for the 2017 Marshall Tourism Day on Saturday May 20, 2017. If you click on a Marshall museum image above, you will go to a directory and map of all of them with more information.
There are also two museums in Albion – the Gardner House Museum and Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum. Click on either of those image to learn more about visiting those museums and also special events.