Birch Run Michigan: Best Things to Do-Shop Outlets, Wilderness Trails Zoo, Tony's I-75 Restaurant (1 Bacon BLT!) | Best Attractions + Hotels!

Birch Run Michigan: Best Things to Do-Shop Outlets, Wilderness Trails Zoo, Tony's I-75 Restaurant (1 Bacon BLT!) | Best Attractions + Hotels!  | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan

This Great Lakes Bay city is well known for their fantastic premium outlets, stores and shopping.  It's also a great town to visit as you can win big at mini golf and wave to the lions at the Wilderness Trails Zoo!

You can also watch exciting racing at the Birch Run Speedway and Event Center!  Keep reading for lots of fun activities and things to do! 

Birch Run Interactive Map: Use As You Drive!

***Remember to use this --> Birch Run <-- link for LIVE connection to Google Maps!!

We created this Interactive Map to help you find your specific stops and aid in planning your trip. 

Helpful Map Tips:

  • Click on the plus and minus in the left corner to zoom in or out of the map.
  • Click on the icons for more info, addresses and photos of the stops.
  • Click on the map to drag and move it to view surrounding areas.
  • In the Header, click on the rectangle in the upper left of the map to see a menu of all of our stops. Click on anything that looks interesting to see where it is on the map. To hide the menu, click the rectangle in the header. 
  • In the Header, click on the "square" icon in the upper right side to expand the map for better viewing. 
Cool Things To Do In Birch Run MichiganCool Things To Do In Birch Run Michigan

Is Birch Run Michigan safe?  Yes, Birch Run is a great place to visit with your family.  All the areas listed on this guide are family friendly. 

But as always, don't leave valuables in easy view in your vehicle and always be aware of your surroundings. 

Birch Run Premium Outlets in Michigan: Store Hours, Hotels, Tips and Information

  • What hotels are near Birch Run Premium Outlets?
  • What restaurants are near Birch Run Premium Outlets?
  • What attractions are near Birch Run Premium Outlets?

Keep reading, we have great ideas, tips and recommendations!

One of our favorite Michigan outlet malls is the Birch Run Premium Outlet Mall as there are so many fantastic stores, restaurants and fun things to do in the area! I like the super easy FREE parking right in front of your favorite stores.

Address: 12240 S Beyer Rd, Birch Run, Michigan

How many stores are at Birch Run Outlets? Over 100!

TIP: Drive the entire outlet when you arrive to see where all your favorite outlet stores are located and then decide where to park.   

We love the Under Armour store at Birch Run Outlets- great work out clothes for guys and girls at affordable prices! 

Check out Sketchers, Golf 4 Less, Guess, Jockey, Katie Spade, Le Creuset, Loft, Merrell, Oakley, Pottery Barn, Sperry, The Michigan Shoppe and The North Face stores for great deals!  

What days are Birch Run Premium Outlets open? Birch Run Outlet Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Plus, don't miss the Coleman outlet for great camping deals.  Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria and Brooks Brothers are more favorites.

Oh, and the parking is free!

Pro tip: Before you go, sign up for the VIP Shopper Club for rewards and discounts!

Wilderness Trails Zoo in Birch Run, Michigan

Address: 11721 Gera Rd, Birch Run, MI 48415

The Wilderness Trails Zoo is open May 1-October 31 for a roaring good time!

We love this Michigan zoo as there are feed stations throughout the zoo! Feed cute animals such as goats, fish, ducks and deer.  

What's Cool? The Parakeet Encounter!

Top Michigan Zoos and Aquariums!

Michigan is packed with fun zoos and aquariums to visit with your kids this year! Check it out!

Alpine Mountain -  Fun Things to do in Birch Run Michigan!

Address: 11873 Gera Rd, Birch Run, MI 

We love playing putt putt mini golf at Alpine Mountain Golf!  It's such a fun place to spend the afternoon on their two 18 hole putt putt golf courses, bumper boats, go karts and bank shot basketball.

There is a nice picnic area so you can pack lunches!

  • Open daily May - September from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm.

Birch Run Speedway and Event Center

Birch Run Speedway and Event Center-10945 Dixie Hwy, Birch Run, MI

Birch Run Speedway and Event Center (previously called the Dixie Motor Speedway) is a 4/10 mile, progressively banked, D-shaped oval short track, with an adjoining 1/3 mile as well as a Figure 8 course.

Friday, May 7, 2021 the gates open at 3 pm with warm up laps at 4 pm. The Challenges Start at 7 pm. See late models, pure stock trucks and person cars on the track!  $10 Pit Passes and Free Grandstand Admission.  Concessions will be open for drinks and snacks.

There are exciting events from May 7- October so check out their webpage for their schedule and more information!

Where to Stay in Birch Run (Best Hotels)

Our top pick: The cool thing about the Country Inn and Suites in Birch Run is that it is so close to the Birch Run Outlets that you can simply walk there! You don't even have to cross a busy street! It's walking distance to Tony's I-75 restaurant too! Plus it's so quaint and nicely appointed. 

The Hampton Inn in Birch Run is also a great choice as it is centrally located and well appointed. We like their wide variety of room options to fit your needs.

Or, the Holiday Inn Express in Birch Run is very easy to get to off Main Street and is close to all the action: Restaurants, events, the outlet mall and the Birch Run Speedway.  It has a great pool, snack shop and breakfast in the morning.

Here are more choices of Birch Run hotels plus reviews on TripAdvisor.

Bringing your RV or planning to camp near Birch Run?  Check out the Pine Ridge RV Campground! 11700 Gera Road (M-83), ​Birch Run, MI Their campgrounds have lots of shaded camp sites, so check it out!

Tony's I-75 Restaurant - Home of Tony's Original One Pound BLT!

Tony's I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, MichiganTony's I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, Michigan

Address: 8781 Main St, Birch Run, Michigan

So guys, the menu at Tony's I-75 restaurant is HUGE! We recommend coming in very hungry as the food portions are fit for a king!  There's steaks, sandwiches, burritos, salads, soups, sub sandwiches and lots of delectable desserts. 

Oh, and Tony isn't afraid of bacon...not one (bacon) bit.

Tony's I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, Michigan Has Colossal Turkey Clubs!Tony's I-75 Restaurant in Birch Run, Michigan Has Colossal Turkey Clubs!

"Home of Tony's Original One Pound BLT," this mountain of a sandwich isn't stacked this high for the faint of heart or tiny stomach (vegans, close your eyes!).

So if you are feeling up to the challenge, pop a button on your britches and bravely order this one pound crispy bacon with lettuce, mayonnaise and tomato sandwich!

  • I ordered the colossal turkey club sandwich as I'm a huge turkey fan and well, I really wanted to try their famous bacon.

I mean seriously, look at the size of this sandwich!!  I was so giddy when it was delivered and we gobbled it down (did you catch my turkey reference?) in minutes!

We also had to try the steak and onion sub at Tony's I-75 restaurant that was made with shaved ribeye steak, sautéed onions and topped with swiss cheese. YUMMY!  Oh, and we loved the pickle!

I bet you're salivating, aren't you!

Oh, and save room for dessert!  You will absolutely swoon with the site of this HUGE strawberry sundae!  (That's a dinner plate, folks!)  Would you believe we ate almost all of it!? 


Check out the size of Tony's HUUUUGE Super Sundaes!  Perfect for birthday parties and friend's night out!  WOW!!

Pin This Birch Run Page!

Keep Reading!

Subscribe To Receive Exciting Destinations, Day Trips and Fun Directly to Your Inbox!

Cute Baby Ducks on Our Newsletter InviteTraveling Michigan Newsletter

Sign Up to Our Newsletter to Get the 5 Free Must Have Apps to Travel in Michigan Like a Boss!

Follow Us on Instagram 

Have A Great Story About Birch Run? Or a Question?

Do you have a great story or question? Share it!

[ ? ]

Upload 1-4 Pictures or Graphics (optional)[ ? ]


Click here to upload more images (optional)

Author Information (optional)

To receive credit as the author, enter your information below.

(first or full name)

(e.g., City, State, Country)

Submit Your Contribution

  •  submission guidelines.

(You can preview and edit on the next page)

Sherry Trautman Bio Picture

About the Lead Author | Sherry Trautman

Thanks for stopping by!

Our Words of Wisdom: “Never follow anyone else’s path. Unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path, then by all means follow that path.”

"Sherry & Chris"

We're Sherry and Chris the founders of one of Michigan's most comprehensive and Top Travel Blogs!

    Sherry Trautman is a seasoned business owner and a multifaceted content creator, deeply entrenched in the world of travel in Michigan. With her extensive background in writing, editing, photography, marketing, website design, web mastering, social media, and publishing, she is the driving force behind the acclaimed Michigan Travel site "" A lifelong Michigander, Sherry's journey began in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan led her to St. Joseph during her formative years, and further to Kalamazoo for her higher education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design and Fine Art from Western Michigan University. Her career initially blossomed in Battle Creek, where she contributed significantly to aviation, marketing, and the art industry.

    In 2018, Sherry, alongside her husband Chris, embarked on a passionate endeavor with the inception of This venture was not just a business but a full-time commitment to exploring and celebrating the diverse landscapes and communities of Michigan. Together, they tirelessly traverse the state, curating unique experiences, capturing stunning visuals, and weaving engaging narratives that showcase Michigan's rich cultural tapestry and natural beauty. From her early experiences in different Michigander locales to her extensive professional background, Sherry's life and work epitomize a deep-rooted expertise in Michigan travel, making her an authoritative voice in this niche.

Sherry & Chris are at the Inn at Bay Harbor and looking out at the lake.
Read More About Us Here

Join our newsletter of Michigan Explorers!

Share Social

When you wish destinations came with a 30 second trailer so you can see what you’re getting yourself into.  

If you whine and are nice, IM us and we will tell you if you are truly screwed or not. 

Where Do You Want To Start Your Next Adventure?

Slickstream Search Box