At the root of Huron County, near our southern border, exists the Village of Ubly. The Village of Ubly has evolved tremendously since its inception in 1896, though it’s past still influences the community’s rural charm. What was a once a densely wooded area gradually gave way to miles of gently rolling hills and farm fields, but not without toil and determination from the pioneers who came to settle and build a life in the area.
Today, Ubly still exhibits these fundamental characteristics within its community. This small village is largely industrious, agrarian, and humble. The surrounding farms and agricultural facilities play a key role in the Thumb’s agricultural output, while industry also thrives with three local manufacturing facilities. Gemini Group, the leader behind these facilities, has recently expanded their logistics capabilities with a 200,000 square foot facility on the edge of town. Valley-Enterprises, a member of Gemini Group, is also expanding it's operations. The future is looking bright for this small town as the Village of Ubly is currently updating their master, zoning, and recreation plans for the future.
A great place to raise a family, the Village of Ubly has a public school, library, and two medical clinics, in addition to an ambulance, fire, and police department. Along Main Street, you will find the picture of small town living where many of the Village’s shops and offices reside. There is also two public parks, a golf course, and museum that add to the community’s charm. Only a stone’s throw away from Bad Axe, the Thumb’s central hub, you have access to even more shops and services.
The things needed for a good quality of living is not hard to find in Ubly, and the evidence of this can be easily found by talking to one of the Village’s residents or families. Besides, they don’t call it Bearcat Pride for nothing!
Here is a list of local services and attractions to help you learn more about building a life in Ubly.
Things to do in Ubly
So you’ve made the trek to Ubly, now what? You will need to shift from fast pace to easy going to discover all the little things that make Ubly a great place to live and visit. Like most any small town in America, Ubly has something for just about anyone willing to hit pause for a while. Here are some things to do while you’re at it.
Eat in Ubly
Pizza, italian, and more
2212 E. Main Street, Ubly, MI 48475
Unique burgers, sandwiches, and bar food favorites
4 lane bowling alley
2211 E. Main Street, Ubly, MI 48475
Located within Sunoco gas station at the corner of W. Main & N. Washington Street (M-19)
Daily lunch specials & pizza
Located within the Citgo gas station at the corner of E. Main & Garfield Street
For even more dining options, check out our article, “Your Guide to Eating & Drinking in the Thumb”.
Play in Ubly
Once you’ve grabbed a bite to eat you can enjoy a number of other activities and attractions about town or nearby. Drop by one of Ubly’s two public parks and let the kids enjoy the playground, read a book, or have a picnic. Take a stroll around the Hoover Farm Walking Trail and check out the Ten Cent Horse Barn Museum. On weekends throughout the summer you can catch a local drag race at Ubly Dragway. For inside fun you can enjoy a game or two of bowling at the Ubly Pub & Lanes. If you’re residing in the area, adults can join in a weekly bowling league. Men’s leagues are Monday - Wednesday and lady’s league is on Thursdays. During the summer months, Ubly Heights Golf Course has a couple’s league on Friday nights, and a men's league on Tuesdays and a lady’s league on Wednesdays.
Only a short drive southwest of Ubly is the Sanilac Petroglyphs, which contain Michigan's only known rock carvings attributable to Native American Indians. Also located not far from Ubly is the Rooster Ranch Hunt Club where happy hunters can try their hand at rooster and partridge in addition to a number of other fun activities.
Located within the Albert E. Sleeper Little League Ball Park on the corner of Bingham and Garfield Street.
Hoover Farm Walking Trail
A 160-acre site owned by the Village located southwest of the Village across from the drag strip.
- Ten Cent Horse Barn Museum
- Located on Longuski Lane off M-19 at the south village limit, northwest of Ubly Dragway.
Open Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day, 1-4 pm.
- Ubly Heights Golf Course
- Ubly Dragway
- Veteran’s Memorial Park
- Sanilac Petroglyphs
One event worth checking out is Ubly Homecoming, which takes place the second weekend in July every year. There are a number of other events and festivals that take place throughout the summer across Huron County as well. To find even more area happenings check out our article, “2017 Summer Festivals & Events in Huron County.” There are also a number of other activities for adults and kids in Huron County. See below for more.
Real Estate in Ubly
If you’re looking for a place to call your own, Ubly has some great opportunities for you. The cost of living is much lower when compared to the cities and suburbs of Detroit or similar, and although you will have to sacrifice the fast pace of the city, Ubly has a lot to offer someone looking to build a life and/or family in a quiet small town.
Residential Real Estate
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Commercial Real Estate in Ubly
The Huron County EDC can help you find a place for your new commercial business and learn more about the area. For more information check out our article, “Finding a Place for Your Commercial Business.” Did you know that superior internet speed and reliability is available in Ubly and throughout the Thumb? Currently, Agri-Valley Services has significant fiber lines running down Main street that can provide gigabit speeds in that corridor.
Click here for current RMLS Commercial Real Estate Listings in Ubly
Employment Opportunities in Ubly
There are career opportunities located both in and around Ubly, that range in skill-level and expertise required.
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Gemini Group is well known in the Thumb of Michigan as a reputable employer. With three manufacturing facilities located in Ubly and more locations in Bad Axe, there are a number of employment opportunities worth checking into.
Click here to view current employment and career opportunities with the Gemini Group
For more information, contact the Village of Ubly
- Village of Ubly website
- (989) 658-2141