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Top 10 Things to do in Fenton, MI

Silver Lake Hills Apartments is your gateway to everything there is to do in Fenton, MI. Less than a mile from Silver Lake and just 7 minutes from downtown Fenton, you’re in the heart of where you want to be in this upscale and quiet apartment community. Read more about everything there is to do in the area, from parks to visit to places to eat. Fenton is a community between Holly and Linden, MI.  


Just 12 minutes away from Silver Lake Hills is the tranquil Seven Lakes State Park. If you like hiking, canoeing, or fishing, this is the perfect place to go! With boat rentals available and 230 acres of water to explore, this is a great way to get out on the water, even if you don’t own a boat. After you finish on the water, you can take a hike on one of the park’s four trails or enjoy walking on the several miles of shoreline this park offers. If you’re here with a group, enjoy the beach and playground, which are also available at the park. Seven Lakes State Park is the perfect way to spend a peaceful day out on water and in the sun.   

Few things are better on a Summer day than soaking up the sun on a beautiful sandy beach with the cool water of Byram Lake. Linden County Park, which includes Clover Beach, has so much to offer, from sledding hills and cross-country skiing trails to tennis courts and baseball diamonds. Enjoying the park is a great way to create a memorable experience without needing to spend money, and it’s just 7 minutes from Silver Lake Hills Apartments. Linden Country Park also is open to snowmobiling, making this the perfect place to go year-round!   

While Fenton is known for its quaint downtown and beautiful natural scenery, when the weather is less than ideal, go bowling! This great indoor activity is located in Holly, MI, which is nearby. Holly Lanes is located 15 minutes from Silver Lake Hills. Bowling is a fun activity for people of all ages to enjoy, and if you’re looking for a community in the Fenton area and love bowling, Holly Lanes also has leagues that you can join. Holly Lanes have been a staple of the area for over 60 years, and their full-service bar and grill will keep you energized while you bowl.  

If you want something out of the box to do in Fenton, try taking a baking class at Crust in downtown Fenton. Learn how to make the perfect baked goods that will be sure to impress. Around the holidays, learn how to make their renowned pies that will be the perfect thing to bring to dinner. If you’re not able to get into one of their sought-after baking classes, you can still enjoy their amazing menu of signature cocktails, coffee, sandwiches, pizza, and more! In March 2018, Crust won the Best Bakery in Michigan award, so you know that everything is good. 

Did you know Michigan has the 2nd largest agricultural diversity in the country? Second only to California, Michigan is perfect for growing many types of produce. When you’re in the mood to sample farm fresh food from right here in Fenton, visit Starrs Lakeview Farm, located less than 10 minutes from Silver Lake Hills Apartments. Starrs Lakeview Farms is a local gem that has something at almost every time of year, from corn, pumpkins, peppers, cauliflower, squash, mums, and more! This expansive farm stand is a great place to go for a plethora of high-quality fresh food and a great shopping experience.  


Fenton is a small town with big flavors and is home to so many amazing restaurants that are perfect after a day out on the lake or whenever you just don’t feel like cooking. All the restaurants are conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Silver Lake Hills Apartments and represent some of the best restaurants in Fenton.  

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29° 41°

29° 41° believes in fresh, wholesome, and honest food that will transform the way you think about Mediterranean food. This East Michigan restaurant chain has Mediterranean classics that will taste good and help you feel good. Create your own bowl or choose one of the other dishes like Moroccan lamb or Aleppo pepper pork. Made with fresh ingredients and exciting flavors, this is sure to become one of your favorite restaurants in Fenton!  

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If you want a crafted drink and a gourmet meal, The Barn in Fenton, MI, is the place to go. More than just another restaurant, the Barn is an experience that also can include joining a volleyball league! Just 4 minutes away from Silver Lake Hills Apartments, you’ll find this local favorite that has great drinks and cool vibes. When winter hits, you can also try out curling or join a hockey league. If you’ve never curled before, no worries! Staff are available, and they have everything you need to enjoy the sport. After your game, stick around and enjoy an adult root beer float or a craft beer to accompany their menu of sandwiches, burgers, tacos, and more!  

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Have you tried Korean food before? Goki Goki is the place to go for authentic Korean food in Fenton, Michigan. If you’ve never had Korean food, ask your server what they would recommend. While some things are spicy, your server can help point you in the direction of food that you’ll love! Everything is made in-house, including the Kimchi, so you know you’re getting the best and freshest food. Nothing is better on a cold day in Michigan than a hot and wholesome Korean stew. If you’ve never had Korean food, we’d recommend getting the Bulgoki, which is Korean BBQ meat. If you like spicy food, we would also recommend the Tteokbokki. With sushi and a market also there, on your way out, you can pick up Korean snacks or ramen to try another night!  

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Looking for a fantastic meal with a great ambiance? Try out the Fenton Fire Hall! The converted Fire station has great character and even better mac and cheese. On those warm summer nights, ask about the rooftop! This restaurant is located in the heart of Fenton and overlooks the Shiawassee River. From amazing burgers to barbeque and mac & cheese, this place has the comfort food you’ve been craving! After dinner, enjoy a walk around beautiful downtown Fenton or Millpond Park. While there is no shortage of amazing food in Fenton, this is one of our favorites!  

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When the weekend rolls around, almost nothing beats an amazing brunch! When you’re looking for brunch in Fenton, visit the Laundry. The Laundry serves brunch and dinner and has a bar and kids’ menu. The Laundry serves a wide variety of food to please even the pickiest eater in your life. Some of our favorites are the Northbank Elk for dinner or their Quiche or Brisket and Cheddar Pancakes for brunch.