Take a Step Back in Time
Branch County, promoted as Coldwater Country, is located in southern Michigan, half way between Chicago and Detroit along the Old Sauk Trail, also known as the U.S. 12 Heritage Route. I-69 runs north and south in the middle of the county, making Branch County easily accessible from either I-94 to the north or the 80/90 Toll Road to the south. Coldwater, Bronson, Union City and Quincy make up the quaint communities where you can find home-town festivals, boutique shops, many lakes and events make this area a great place to escape to. Also covering Hillsdale County's communities of Allen, Hillsdale, Jonesville and Somerset Center.
Whether you are looking for spa treatment, a couples get-away, family vacations or de-stressing after a long work week, Coldwater Country is the place to be. Visit our Capri Drive-In movie, the Little River Railroad steam engine train rides, the unique Sauk Trail Trading Post featuring a room full of running toy trains, ride the go karts or play paint ball or laser tag at the Adventure Zone, catch a live performance at the Tibbits Opera House or visit the Allen Antique Malls for that one of a kind gift.
Over 100 lakes including 2 Chain-of-Lakes is a great way to spend time in Coldwater Country. Corn Island on Marble Lake has live entertainment throughout the summer.
Bring your friends and family to the Capri Drive-In. The season is open with latest released movies on 2 huge screens!
Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary, Athen's Michigan, is a reptile rescue facility that is open to the public.
We are home to hundreds of reptiles who have come to us through adoption, donation, rescue, or from other institutions. We have worked with local and state authorities with animal control needs and we also work with schools and universities with educational programs and internships.
Ride the rails with an authentic 100 year steam engine at the Little River Railroad.
Tibbits Professional Theatre runs mid-June through mid-August. This year the shows are: "The Cemetery Club", Damn Yankees", "Footloose" and "The Fox on the Fairway".