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    About Cranes Pond
    Located in Kalamazoo County, Michigan

    Cranes Pond is a mid-sized body of water in Ross Township, Michigan, roughly 52 miles south of Grand Rapids and 130 miles west of Detroit.

    Residents on the pond enjoy quick access to help when they need it with the Branson Battle Creek Hospital just 14 miles away. Travel is also convenient when you are located next to the metro area with the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo International Airport only 16 miles away.

    On the Water

    Cranes Pond spans 42 acres tucked away in a wooded residential area. Here you can kick your feet back and relax on this secluded body of water. Residents enjoy activities like fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and just lounging on the water.

    What’s Around

    Cranes Pond is surrounded by many local restaurants, all within a 10-mile radius, some with a waterfront view. Some local favorites include The Dock at Back View, JB’s Whiskey, The Core Bistro, and El Taco.

    Minges Creek Plaza is the central shopping hub for the Kalamazoo County Area. Here you can find an abundance of shops and stores to choose from. There is even a selection of restaurants serving Michigan classics.

    The Gilmore Car Museum is just a couple miles north of the neighboring Gull Lake. This is a must-see for anyone in the family who is considered a car-lover. You can explore 400 different cars and motorcycles and grab a bite to eat at the restored 1941 diner.

    Michigan is one of the nation’s top-ranking states for golf, and the area around Cranes Pond does not disappoint. The Gull Lake View Golf Resort is just a short drive north of Cranes Pond and includes six different courses and two restaurants.

    Visit Kalamazoo

    Kalamazoo makes for a great day trip, with plenty of things to do indoors and out!

    The Kalamazoo Nature Center spans 1,100 acres with an 11-acre arboretum, 11 nature trails, and the Delano Pioneer Homestead. The Interpretive Center features its award-winning "Nature Up Close" hall, interactive exhibits, three-story tropical rainforest, a bug house, and seasonal butterfly and hummingbird garden.

    The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts features more than 5,000 works of fine art in its permanent collection for visitors to enjoy. It also has touring and permanent exhibitions in 10 galleries, offers four art classes at the Kirk Newman Art School, and highlights local artists in the KIA Gallery Shop.

    The Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Museum has been voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family," making it a must-see. It features more than 100 air and space artifacts, rides, Full-Motion Flight Simulators, a theater, historical exhibits, and educational activities.

    After a long day of exploration, be sure to enjoy a meal at one of the many delicious restaurants in the city. Highly-rated options include Crow's Nest, The Studio Grill, Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, Erbelli's Gourmet Pizza, and Bell's Eccentric Cafe.

    Peaceful Lake Life and Local Community

    Cranes Pond is a peaceful waterside community with plenty of activities to do indoors and out!