Friday – Cruise To Owosso for the 3nd annual Cruise The Pits™


Cruise To Owosso

Owosso is located at the intersections of M-52 and M-21 in Shiawassee County in the heart of Michigan.  If you use a mobile app or navigation in your car, just set the destination to ZIP code 48867.  Owosso is just 15 minutes north of I-69 off exit #105 at Perry.  If you’re coming in from the Flint area, take Corunna Road which becomes Main Street in Owosso. From the Grand Rapids area, take I-96 east toward Lansing then I-69 east towards Flint to exit #105.  From the Detroit area, take I-96 toward Lansing then follow M-52 north at the Webberville exit #122.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise to Owosso on your way to Cruise The Pits™.  Take in the surrounding rural landscape in towns to the east such as Ovid, Elsie, St. John’s, Fowler, and Westphalia.  Coming from the south you’ll pass through the historic cities of Perry, Webberville, Williamston, Fowlerville, and Howell.  Our neighbors to the east are towns built to support the automotive industry in Flint like Corunna, Vernon, Durand, Lennon, and Flushing.  Make the most of your drive in from the Saginaw Valley to the north when passing through St. Charles, Chesaning, Oakley, and New Lothrop.

There’s lots to do in Owosso.  Perhaps you’ve heard about Curwood Castle; the childhood home of famed adventure novelist James Oliver Curwood.  Take a tour of his writing studio dubbed Curwood Castle.  If you’re and art buff, enjoy a stroll through The Shiawassee Arts Council located in Curwood Castle Park overlooking the Shiawassee River, the Arts Center serves as a showcase for the work of area, statewide and national artists.  It has nine galleries with featured exhibits, a specialty gift shop and art classes for children and adults.  The Steam Railroading Institute is dedicated to educating the public about steam-era railroad technology and is centered on a single steam locomotive, former Pere Marquette Railway No. 1225.  You might recognize the 1225 from the Tom Hanks movie The Polar Express!

Enjoy your drive to historic Owosso for the 2nd annual Cruise The Pits™ and car show!