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Things to Do This Weekend in Downtown Fenton, MI

Fenton, Michigan, is a charming little town known for its rich history and historical downtown area. Anyone looking for an apartment near downtown Fenton will find themselves surrounded by activity and opportunities for a delightful time each afternoon. Downtown Fenton is full of delicious restaurants, interesting shopping experiences, and a beautiful walk down to the Fenton Mill Pond.


Top Things to Do In Downtown Fenton

Looking for things to do while living in downtown Fenton? As locals, we'd love to give you a tour of our favorite places to spend time within five minutes of your apartment near downtown Fenton.

Fenton Mill Pond Kayak Launch

The single best thing about downtown Fenton is that the Fenton Mill Pond comes right into the center of town. Stop at the Pumphouse Custard ice cream stand on your way down to the Fenton Mill Pond kayak launch. Bring your own kayak or chill by the waterside and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. The Mill Pond is big, so there's plenty of shoreline for everyone to share.

a group of ducks swimming on a lake at sunset

AJ Phillips Fenton Museum

Stop by the AJ Phillips Fenton Museum for a taste of Fenton's long history. This building was a private home built in 1900. It was donated to the city in 1906 and housed the Fenton Library until the collection was moved to the Old Post Office. It is now a museum of the town's history and an interesting place to stop by.

Fenton City Parks

For a beautiful stroll under Fenton's lush tree canopy, sculptures, waterfalls, gazebos, and sports courts, check out Fenton City Parks. This sequence of parks is a delightful choice for a sunny afternoon.

Yesterday's Treasures Antique Store

Downtown Fenton has a charming shopping variety, including clothing and jewelry stores. But our favorite shopping attraction is Yesterday's Treasures Antique Store. The store itself is adorable, and the antiques are arranged in a way that is fun to explore.

two people walking down the sidewalk on a city street

Top Restaurants in Downtown Fenton 

Where are the best places to eat in downtown Fenton? We can fill you in on all the best cuisine and dog-friendly restaurants in Fenton. 

Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Fenton: 

The Fenton House Restaurant

The Fenton House Restaurant is a local family Italian restaurant with a dog-friendly patio. They serve Italian classics along with barbecue and tasty sandwiches. There is even a small arcade inside for kids or just kids at heart to enjoy.

Fenton Fire Hall

Fenton Fire Hall is a local favorite for barbecue and beer located inside the historic town fire station. The portions are huge, the beer is plentiful, and the patio is welcoming to well-behaved pets who enjoy bites of barbecue with the best of them. This is one of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Fenton, and it will be a favorite of your dog, too! 

The Rough Draught Coffee and Barroom

The Rough Draught, however, is very pet-friendly. This restaurant is brunch, dinner, and barroom all wrapped into one. There's breakfast, tacos, barbecue, bar snacks, and tons of drink options. The vibe is very cool, and this is one of the most stylish places in town for a meal or a drink. Plus, a breezy outdoor seating area so your dog can chill with you while you enjoy the best brunch in Fenton.

a brown dog laying down on the ground


Xolo is the local stop for tacos and tequila. It is a trendy bar restaurant with undeniable style. Every plate is a work of art, and so is every cocktail. This is a great place to meet up with friends, but it lacks a terrace where you can stop by with your dog.

The Corner Bar & Grill

For brunch, burgers, bar food, beer, and cocktails, head over to The Corner Bar & Grill. Everything a neighborhood bar should be, you'll find a pet-friendly patio and something for everyone. This local hotspot has a warm and welcoming environment and a tasty menu.

Other Tasty Downtown Fenton Restaurants

The Laundry

Stop for brunch and sandwiches at The Laundry. This cozy European-inspired comfort food restaurant has vintage decor and a delicious menu. The interior is colorful and very friendly.

Segano of Fenton

Segano of Fenton is the local Japanese steakhouse. Enjoy live hibachi, fresh sushi, and other classic Japanese cuisine in a friendly dining space. Locals love Segano, but it does not have outdoor dining to welcome pets.

The Fenton Pub

If you're looking for a pure bar scene, check out The Fenton Pub. They don't serve food, but there is a popcorn machine, and the nightlife is classic, and the vibe is superb. The historic brick background provides a perfect accent for the long polished bar and perfectly made drinks.

The Perfect Experience Near Downtown Fenton Apartments

If you're moving to Fenton or a Fenton resident looking for your own place, it's important to find the perfect apartment. Just minutes from downtown Fenton, visit Silver Lake Hills Apartments. Our well-designed floor plans, awesome amenities, and pet-friendly policies make Silver Lake Hills Apartments a great place to live near all your favorite downtown Fenton attractions.

Visit our apartments if you are looking for an apartment near downtown Fenton.