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Arts and Eats is a free self-driving tour of Allegan and Barry Counties and the surrounding rural region on October 20 and 21. Partner organizations collaborate to bring you quality experiences in art, local food, and agriculture in those little out-of-the-way places that beg to be discovered. Historic Charlton Park will be a Central Venue host multiple artists for the Barry County Artists Exhibition.

People are invited to discover our rural areas, forests, and towns by exploring back roads and out of the way places. Visit with local artisans in their studios, see working farms featuring specialty food crops, fiber, and heritage animals. Should hunger strike, stop in one of the local gems that serve food made with ingredients from area farms and producers. Arts and Eats raises awareness and appreciation of the region's human and natural resources. The tour reminds us about the benefits of buying and consuming locally grown foods and supporting Michigan artists as entrepreneurs. The tour is an opportunity to contribute to a sense of place and to support local economies. To learn more about Arts and Eats, visit their website.


The Barry County Park & Recreation and Historic Charlton Park Village & Museum Boards would like your input by way of this brief survey as they seek input on their next Five Year Park and Recreation Plan for the County.  This plan will address both current and future needs within the county and is required by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to apply for State and Federal grant programs.  Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.



Park Hours Fall 2018  
Park Gate open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Business Office open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The Historic Village is open for educational groups, pre-scheduled groups, special events, or by appointment only.