|GO SOUTH ON NORTH AVENUE
The main north-south roads near Bethel
are Gratiot Avenue, 3 miles to the east,
North Avenue itself and Romeo Plank
Road 4 miles to the west.
While Hall Road - M59 is the major
commercial corridor, you will need to travel
west 7-10 miles on Hall Road to find the
major shopping areas. Several new ones
are under construction..
Several filling stations, country clubs and a
few fast food restaurants line North Ave
between Bethel and Hall Road - M59.
BP and Mobil are located at the corner of
23 Mile Road, 1/4 mile south of the
church. Both have ATM's and small
convenience stores attached. Two miles
further south on North (sorry) at 21 Mile
Road there is another Mobil. These
generally are within a cent of two of each
other in price with the 21 Mile location
usually being higher.
Approximately 1 mile south of Hall Road -
M59 is a Gulf station. This station has
usually been 3-5 cents a gallon less than
the others but - no guarantees.
Note: South of Hall Road - M59,
North Avenue is called North
Groesbeck Highway - M97.
|GO EAST ON 23 MILE THEN
SOUTH ON GRATIOT - M3
Taking 23 Mile Road east to Gratiot Ave
for 2-3 miles and you will find a large
variety of shopping, services and
restaurants to choose from.
Head south on Gratiot - M3 and you will
find many other choices as you travel
south toward Hall Road - M59.
Note: Gratiot - M3 is also M-59
between Hall Road and 23 Mile
Road. Don't let the signs confuse you.
If you head east on Hall Road - M59
from Gratiot, just before you come to
I-94, you will find another small shopping
area with a few restaurants, a Walmart
and some other services.
Continuing on Hall Road east past I-94
(it becomes William Rosso Hwy at that
point), it will end at Jefferson Ave and
the main gate to Selfridge Air National
Heading west on Hall (M-59) from
Gratiot for 10 miles takes you to
Lakeside Mall. It is surrounded by
smaller shopping centers and strip malls.
|GO EAST ON 23 MILE ROAD
The main east-west roads near Bethel are M59 / Hall Road 3 miles to
the south, 23 Mile Road just 1/4 mile south, and 26 Mile Road 3 miles
to the north.
While Hall Road - M59 is the major east-west travel corridor, going
2-3 miles east on 23 Mile Road you will find nearly anything you might
East along 23 Mile between Gratiot - M3 and I-94 and beyond into
New Baltimore, you will find shopping centers, filling stations,
department and grocery stores, banks, restaurants, entertainment
and specialty stores.
|From Gratiot / M3
or I-94 Exit 243
head west on 23 Mile Rd
for ~ 3 miles
Turn north onto
North Ave for 1/4 mile
|From Hall Rd (M59) at
Groesbeck (M97) turn north
onto North Ave
for 3 1/4 miles.
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|Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
|1/4 mile north of 23 Mile Road
on the east side of North Ave (M97)
Richmond and New Haven
Local school districts:
and Armada Times
The area is served by several private Taxi cab companies
Population ~ 81,000 +
36.5 Square Miles
Rainfall (in.) 31.6
Snowfall (in.) 36.8
Precipitation Days 135
Sunny Days 179
Avg. July High Temp 82.4
Avg. Jan. Low Temp 16.2
Avg. Elevation (Feet) 663
Pupil/Teacher Ratio 24.3
theirs and it's a quicker trip down on ours.
distinct to Michigan), and so on...
You may occasionally cross paths with a bear, wolf, or an angry moose ... (angry he didn't get back to Michigan sooner ...)
All of the fish with teeth are illegal immigrants from other places (probably planted by other State Tourism Boards).
fishermen...After a big storm many of our main highways become temporary boat launch sites which is convenient for the pot hole fishermen.
it was here last time...'
Finally, you can identify a native Michgander because we can drive the speed limit in a foot of snow or in white-out blizzard conditions and
not even flinch.
We may not be able to make it to work but we still hold school. There's never been a storm so bad in Michigan that we can't make it home.
Speaking of driving a few explanatory notes may be helpful to our out-of-state transfers:
Gratiot is pronounced "Grass'-shut"; not "Grat'-tee-ut".
Scheonherr Road is pronounced Shay'-nor, not Show-ner or Shoe-in-hair.
Heydenreich Road is pronounced High'-den-rick, not Hay-don-reich (I know, it may not seem right but that's the way we say it locally).
Groesbeck is pronounced Gross'-beck, not Grow-eze-beck or Grow-ess-beck.
So you don't think its all a North-South-East-West thing, remember, you are in Michigan - home to17 of the nations 20 "Original Mystery Spot"s....
The state highway, Interstate and freeway numbers and names change often too...but only for short local stretches of distance. This is why when giving
directions we use exit numbers and not street names. (Exit numbers increase as you go East or North.) Here are a few key road numbers and their ever
I-94 West actually runs South to Detroit - and the Canadian Border - or on to Chicago once it finally turns West
Detroit is the only place in the continental United States where you go south to get to Canada.
and the same). It is also called POI/MIA Freeway (get stuck in a traffic jam on it and you'll understand why) and Christopher Columbus Freeway
(once you get off it's like discovering a New World).
During rush hour all the above names, numbers and designations are temporarily cancelled and Detroit area drivers call everything by different colorfully
descriptive and usually inappropriate names....try to avoid driving around the Metro area during rush hour.
during these times than any other time.
If you leave space between yourself and the car in front of you, someone will fill it. Its a physics law that God built into the universe. Note!!! We don't
typically signal our lane changes or turns so be prepared. Oh, change lanes well in advance of your "intended" exit ramp.
Our older drivers tend to travel in the high speed lane .... very slowly. Traffic seems to be moving so much better there....
If you check your rear view mirror to see if there is traffic behind you do not be fooled into thinking you are driving a 12 seat limo.
Also note, there is always - I say again ALWAYS - significant road and bridge construction going on so be prepared - leave extra time and pack a lunch (or
two)... Most of the posted detour routes are also under construction and may have detour detours.
check out http://www.michigan.gov/drive .
Detroit surface roads were originally laid out in a "hub and spoke" pattern with the hub being the city center down near the river front and main roads radiating
out from there, like spokes on a wheel (everything here has a Motor City / Car connotation). As the city grew, main East-West Roads were added every mile
or so to assist in crossing town. The mile roads - like all the rest have both number names and road names depending on which city or suburb you happen to
be in. I've listed some (but not all) of the various names you may encounter as you navigate the Detroit area. The mile road numbers increase as you head
north. While most people just use the "Mile Road" numbers north of 8 Mile, some old timers still use the road names - a protest against the new math.
you only have 1 chance in 8 that it is someone saying hello.
16 Mile ... on both sides of 16 Mile. Yes, I said "both sides".
River. There is also a road called Clinton River Road which does not closely follow any river at all. We tend to call them all "River Road"
either assuming you will know which road we are referring to or else because we are not sure ourselves and won't admit it...
= West of Romeo Plank = Coldwater Rd as a real wood plank road going
even further west its called Avon Road from Detroit to Romeo
The mile roads "go for miles"... If you get to 34 Mile, give it up.
the day a loss however. At least you'll know where to get some great coffee and pie.
We don't have to drive and won't need a map!
Until then - if you get lost - give us a call.
We can even show you the way to Heaven !
|GO WEST ON 23 MILE ROAD
The main east-west roads near Bethel are M59 / Hall Road 3 miles
to the south, 23 Mile Road just 1/4 mile south, and 26 Mile Road 3
miles to the north.
While Hall Road - M59 is the major east-west travel corridor, going
2-7 miles west on 23 Mile Road you will find many stores,
restaurants and retail businesses.
West along 23 Mile at Card Road and at Romeo Plank Road and
then beyond toward Utica, particularly at Hayes Road and
Scheonherr Road you will find shopping plazas, filling stations,
grocery stores, banks, restaurants, entertainment and specialty
Going south on Romeo Plank Road for 3 miles, you will come to
Partridge Creek mall.
Going south on Scheonherr or Hayes Road for 3 miles, you will
come to Lakeside mall.
Shopping, services and restaurants line the route from 23 Mile south
toward Lakeside Center.
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