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Clarkston, MI

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The Historic Town

Clarkston's first home was built in 1830. Throughout the rest of the 1800s, more families came to call the small town home. The downtown district has largely stayed the same since this time, with its quaint brick buildings lining Main Street. Most importantly, however, are the many Queen Anne style homes that have been preserved throughout Clarkston. In fact, it is due to this architectural significance that Clarkston became listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. That is right, not just a few buildings in the town, but rather the entire town was put on the register.

Ski the Slopes at Pin

During the winter, Clarkston is a skier's paradise. The Pine Knob Ski Resort is home to three terrain parks: beginner, intermediate, and big park. These will test skiers and snow boarders of all skill levels. But for those just starting off, the resort does offer a ski school. What it is most famous for, however, is its snow-making technology. With over 100 snow-making guns, you are guaranteed to have the perfect powder all season long. For those waning to check out a race, Pine Knob is also the home mountain for the local high school ski racing teams.

Catch a Concert at DT

For a small town, Clarkston hosts some major top-selling events. The DTE Energy Music Theatre is a musical amphitheater located in the town and has over 15,000 seats. Since the amphitheater only hosts outdoor concerts, however, it is typically only used in the summer months. It has been the venue for many huge sold-out concerts, such as Aerosmith, Bob Dylan, and Jimmy Buffet. It is also the usual Detroit stop for big music tours like Ozzfest, Projekt Revolution, Area:One, and Gigantour. So no matter your musical style, you are always in for a great show at the DTE Theatre.