Grand Ledge: what used to be the most popular resort destination of Michigan

By Ani Stambo
Living In The Ledge

Grand Ledge is one small town in Michigan that has been blessed in the geographical lottery department. The most important aspect of Grand Ledge is without a doubt its sandstone cliffs along Grand River. Most natives to Grand Ledge already know of this town’s golden age starting in the 1870s. “During the Victorian times Grand Ledge was the second largest touring destination because of the ledges,” Melanie May, facility manager of Grand Ledge’s Opera House, said. “They also thought the water had healing properties.”

The water May is referring to is the several mineral wells that were drilled for the Seven Islands Resort, which was located on seven islands in Grand River.