Rich and Varied

Clinton County is a rich and varied agricultural area with about 90 percent of the farmland in the county classified as prime growing soil. The growing of spearmint and peppermint is unique to this area, using the rich black soil that prevails. Mint farming began with a two-acre crop of peppermint in 1913. The county ranks first in the production of mint in Michigan, with approximately 5,000 acres of mint farmed. Each year the mint farming heritage is celebrated at the "St. Johns Mint Festival". Clinton County is also known for its production of milk, soybeans, corn and cattle raising.

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Lots to do

The county offers many recreational opportunities, providing residents and guests a variety of indoor and outdoor fun. Annual events include art shows, pumpkin weigh offs, county fairs and festivals. There are also many school sporting and entertainment events, unique shopping opportunities, entertainers in the park, and plenty of safe and secure areas for that evening stroll.

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