Here, in the Village of Franklin, it is Main Street Franklin’s mission to enhance the downtown business corridor by implementing a safe, walkable, and attractive Village Center. 



While preserving and promoting the historic architecture, charm, and magnificent rural setting that incentivize residents and visitors to live, work, and play inside this hidden gem. If you have not been to Franklin, we invite you to please come and Experience it.

A royal sarcophagus from the King Tut exhibit at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

Franklin Park

Built around the Franklin Community Church, Franklin Park is known as a community gathering place. Complete with a playground, tennis and basketball courts, baseball fields, nature trails, and a sledding hill, the park is a place residents and visitors come to relax.

A royal sarcophagus from the King Tut exhibit at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

Franklin Cider Mill

Definitely the most famous attraction in town, the Franklin Cider Mill was established in 1837, the same year that Michigan gained its statehood. It was built and opened as a gristmill by Peter VanEvery, and it changed ownership several times throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Known for its famous apple cider, the mill also sells a variety of other items such as baked goods, jams and butter, honey, pumpkins, and other apple products. The mill is open from the Saturday before Labor Day (the first Monday in September) to the Sunday after Thanksgiving (late November). It draws a lot of visitors to town.

Experiences in Franklin

A bicyclist riding by the Market Basket grocer in Main Street Franklin

Healthy, Smart, Vibrant YOU

Shoppers looking at fresh apples and flowers at the historic Franklin Mill

Wine Downtown Wednesday

Flower baskets and window display for graduation catering at Market Basket in Main Street Franklin

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