Grand Ledge is a small, historic city located in Eaton County and is located just 12.7 miles west of Lansing where M-100 and M-43 meet. Situated on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Ledge is named after the sandstone ledges that tower along the banks of the Grand River and wind through the City. Some of the notable subdivision communities located here are Walmar, Woodview, Shadow Glen, Ashford, Candlewood Estates, Laurelwood, Willow Woods and Sommerset.
Grand Ledge is home to the famous Opera House. Originally built in 1884 as a roller skating rink, it soon became an old time opera house for traveling vaudeville acts. The Opera House can still be used today for special events. Grand Ledge hosts many local festivals throughout the year such the Color Cruise, Island Festival, Island Art Fair and Yankee Doodle Days. Grand Ledge Public School District offers distinguished student achievement, exemplary instruction and award-winning performing arts and athletics.
Grand Ledge holds one of the most geologically important regions in lower Michigan. The ledges, composed of Eaton Sandstone deposited 250 million years ago, are mainly composed of quartz grains cemented to iron oxide. These ledges have created a popular rock climbing destination, such as Oak Park. The sandstone cliffs that run along the river have numerous routes that vary significantly in difficulty. If rock climbing may seem too difficult, Grand Ledge has five beautiful parks to enjoy!