Located between the the busy cities of Flint and Saginaw, Clio
offers a place to relax, enjoy a bite to eat, and have some fun outdoors.
Pronounced "Cl-eye-oh", the city was named in 1864 by Colonel Hill and
is now home to approximately 2,500 people. The city's restaurants and gas stations are popular with I-75 commuters seeking places to pitstop for fuel and food.
Trails in the Clio Area
Clio and Vienna Township have several interconnecting paved trails that
can be used biking, walking, jogging, and roller-blading. The trails are eight-foot wide
and have either a concrete or asphalt surface. The total mileage of the George Atkin Jr. Recreation Trail, Pine Run Pathway, Trolley Line Trail, Vienna Road Pathway, and Linden Road Pathway is close to 10 miles in length.
Trailheads are located at Jennings Road, Wilson Road, and Neff Road. You can also park at
Clio City Park to access the trail system.
Each of the trails offer different types of scenery. The Trolley Line Trail follows the route of some railroad tracks between Field Road and Willard Road. The Pine Run Pathway and the George Atkin Jr. Recreation Trail are located close to Pine Run Creek and meander through wooded areas and city parks. Vienna Road Pathway and Linden Road Pathway follow along city streets and are close to several restaurants and stores.
Clio Bike Route
On Vienna Street, there are bike lanes on both sides of the street that start near Dexter Street and continue to the east side of Clio and Pine Run. Through part of downtown, you will need to share the road and ride on the outside edge of the street.
Parks & Recreation
Clio City Park
is a well-maintained park located east of downtown on Vienna Street/M-57. It offers a relaxing setting along Pine Run Creek. The park has several picnic shelters for gatherings and can be reserved by calling city hall at 810-686-5850. The park's large playscape and playground equipment are popular with kids. Tacoma Falls, a cascading waterfall, is located near the ampitheater at the park.
Clio Area Ampitheater
is located on the east side of Clio City Park. The venue hosts concerts and events throughout the summer.
Clio Area Youth Sports Complex
is located just east of Clio in Pine Run.
The large recreation area has several ball diamonds, basketball courts, and soccer fields.
Clio Skate Park
offers fun for skateboarders of all levels. The large skate area is located between Center and Mill Streets and features several ramps and skating accessories. A volleyball court and toddler play area are located nearby.
Veteran's Memorial Park
is in downtown Clio, on the south side of Vienna Street/M-57. The park has several memorials that honor the heroic contributions of area veterans.
is at the center of Clio, on the northeast corner of Mill Street and Vienna Street/M-57. The park features a clock tower that provides announcements related to upcoming events and activities.
Clio Area Historical Depot Museum
Dating back to the 1870s, the Clio Depot was a stop on the Flint Pere Marquette Railroad.
The depot served passenger and freight trains along the line between Saginaw and
Mount Morris. The train depot stopped service in 1960 and was purchased by the Clio Area Historical Association in 1977.
The depot is now a museum, maintained by the Clio Area Historical Association. A Michigan historical marker is located in front of the depot, near the edge of Vienna Street. For more information about the museum, please call 989-871-2213.
More About Clio
Several fast-food restaurants are located on Vienna Road/M-57, which is exit 131 for I-75.
Additional restaurants are located near downtown Clio and on the east side of town along M-57.
Several family-owned businesses and stores are located in downtown Clio and in the Clio Square shopping center. Family Dollar and vg's Fresh Market are on Mill Street, south of downtown. West of Clio on Linden Road, you'll find Menard's and Wal-Mart.
One of Southeast Michigan's premier shopping destinations is located a few miles north of Clio, at exit 136 on I-75. Birch Run Premium Outlets
has outlet stores for many leading retailers and manufacturers.