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Take a Virtual Visit to Livingston County

March 16, 2020 | Story by: Amelia Ritter

UPDATED: April 16, 2020 3:38pm EST

Though we encourage visitors to practice social distancing as much as possible, avoiding crowds, and washing hands often, there are still ways to support Livingston County businesses. As developments around COVID-19 continue to unfold, please follow refer to guidelines from the public health authorities including the CDC, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and the Livingston County Health Department to protect the community and visitors. For our updates and list of more resources, click here.

 

Get Outside

Take a virtual trip to downtown Brighton with this live stream of the Mill Pond. It’s perfect to find a peaceful moment if you’re staying indoors. As the weather starts to warm up, our 50,000+ acres of parks are the perfect place to breathe in fresh air and sunshine! Check out our guides to Livingston County Metroparks and biking trails for some outdoor inspiration.

A brown dog at Kensington Metropark

Kensington Metropark

 

Grab a Bite…For Now or Later!

A great way to support local businesses right now is by buying gift cards! You can buy gift cards online and use them for a future visit to Livingston County. Some restaurants that offer online gift card purchases are Diamonds Steak & Seafood, Bourbons, Stillwater Grill, and Sushi Zen. You can find more restaurant options here.

Delivery and carry-out options are also available from restaurants such as Poke-Fresh, Rollin’ Stone Pizza., La Marsa, Go Taco, Ginopolis Bar-BQ & Speakeasy, Mary’s Fabulous Fish & Chicken, and Fowlerville Farms. Remember to check Grubhub and Door Dash for more delivery options near you.

Heart of Michigan also offers delivery on their Michigan pasties and is extending a special discount to hospital and nursing home staff. Like their Facebook page for special updates.

For a list of restaurants providing specials for essential workers, click here.

Mancino's sandwich

Mancino’s

 

Online Shopping

Some Brighton-Howell Area shops are offering shipping discounts on their products that can keep you busy and productive at home. Enjoy candy from Oh My Lolli!, order a new spring outfit from Rosy’s Boutique, find joy in handmade art from The Artisan’s Bench, or order your next favorite book online from 2 Dandelions Bookshop. For a complete list of Livingston County shops, click here.

Gifts and art from The Artisans Bench

The Artisan’s Bench

 

Tune Out or Tune In

Though libraries are currently closed, you can still enjoy all they have to offer online! Using services like Libby, Overdrive, and Hoopla you can read books, listen to audiobooks, and watch movies from our local libraries. Plus, you can find other fun activities to keep kids occupied on their social media feeds. Check out the Howell Carnegie District Library, Cromiane Library in Hartland, and the Brighton District Library for more! For more activities to keep kids busy, visit Rustic Pointe’s Facebook page for updates on take-home craft kits and virtual workshops.

Howell Carnegie Library with a bright blue sky

Howell Carnegie District Library

 

Even from the comfort of your own home, you can support Livingston County businesses with a virtual trip. What’s your way to support local businesses from the comfort of your own home! Let us know, and remember to tag all of your Livingston County adventures, virtual or not, with #LoveLivCo!



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Diamonds Steak and Seafood

Diamonds Steak and Seafood, 101 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI, USA

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Bourbons

Bourbons, 440 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Stillwater Grill

Stillwater Grill Brighton, 503 West Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI, USA

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Sushi Zen

Sushi Zen, West Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI, USA

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Poké Fresh

Poké Fresh, East Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI, USA

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Rollin Stone Wood Fired Pizza

Rollin Stone Wood Fired Pizza, 9406 Village Place Blvd, Brighton, MI, 48116, USA

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M Street Baking Co.

M Street Baking Company, North Michigan Avenue, Howell, MI, USA

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La Marsa

La Marsa Brighton, 543 West Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI, USA

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Go Taco

Go Taco, East Main Street, Pinckney, MI, USA

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El Arbol Taco

El Arbol Taqueria, 140 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Ginopolis’ Bar-BQ & Speakeasy

201 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116, USA

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Mary's Fabulous Chicken and Fish

Mary's Fabulous Chicken & Fish, 2429 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843, USA

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Fowlerville Farms Family Restaurant

941 S Grand Ave, Fowlerville, MI 48836, USA

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Heart of Michigan

Heart of Michigan, 203 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI, USA

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Oh My Lolli!

Oh My Lolli!, 421 Mill Pond Lane, Brighton, MI

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Rosy's Boutique

Rosy's Boutique, 322 W Main St, Brighton, MI, USA

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The Artisan's Bench

The Artisan's Bench, 307, W Main St, Brighton, Michigan, USA

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2 Dandelions Bookshop

2 Dandelions Bookshop, 209 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Howell Carnegie District Library

Howell Carnegie District Library, 314 West Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843 USA

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Cromaine Library

Cromaine Library, 3688, Hartland Road, Hartland, MI 48353, USA

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Brighton Mill Pond

Brighton Mill Pond, Brighton, MI, USA

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Brighton District Library

Brighton District Library, 100 Library Drive, Brighton, Michigan, USA

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