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Take a Step Back in Time

Branch County 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, Branch County 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.

  • IceFest

    January 24th, 2015

    10:00 - 4:00 pm

    Escape the winter blues and join us for Icefest, Downtown Coldwater where Miller Ice Sculputers will wow you with chisels and chainsaws! Pre-sculpted pieces will adorn the downtown and visitors will see our carving artist in action during a live demonstration.

    Pick up your "battle of the bowls" soup tasting cards for $5 at chili tasting locations and vote for your favorite. All voters will be entered into a drawing for a Chamber Gift Certificate.

    The chamber would like to thank our downtown merchants who make this event possible by purchasing blocks of ice.

  • AppleFest

    Bring your family and visit AppleFest in downtown Coldwater on September 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Visit vendors, local shops and stop by one our diners for a bite to eat.

  • Outdoor Theater!

    Capri Drive-In is celebrating 50 years in 2014. You can watch latest released HD movies on their two screens at this family friendly attraction!

  • Entertainment on Stage!

    Watch live professional performances at Tibbits Opera House & their Popcorn Theatre all through the summer. Enjoy special acts throughout the year with their Entertainment Series.

  • Ride the Rails!

    Little River Railroad steam train offers indoor & outdoor seating for the kid in all of us!

  • Enjoy the Lakes!

    If water sports are your entertainment enjoy over 100 fresh water lakes to enjoy boating, floating, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and swimming! The unique 2-chain of lakes makes Coldwater Country area a popular place in the summer and winter!

  • Coldwater Lake State Park Survey

    The Coldwater Lake State Park, located off Copeland Road on the south end of Coldwater Lake, is approximately 400 acres of pristine land. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like your input for what the park may become. Please click here to take a brief survey: