Metamora is a Native American term meaning “among the hills.” At one point, Lapeer County was considered part of the Territory of Indiana until the Treaty of Detroit formed the Territory of Michigan in 1807. The county became official in 1835. Lumber was the principal industry until the late 1800s when the economy shifted to more of an agricultural base.
Lapeer Community Schools, Dryden Community Schools and Oxford Community Schools are just a few of the numerous institutions offering education. Mott Community College has offered high-quality and affordable higher education for more than 90 years. MCC operates several facilities including the Lapeer Extension Center. McLaren Lapeer Region is a healthcare network comprised of 80 primary/specialty centers and 12 hospitals.
Most of Michigan, including Metamora, MI and Lapeer County, experience warm-summer humid continental weather conditions. Yearly averages in Metamora are 35 inches of snow and 32 inches of rain with sunshine occurring on 174 days out of the year. Additionally, there are four distinct seasons of weather in eastern Michigan.
All kinds of outdoor activities are popular in the Metamora area including equestrian, hunting, water sports, golf and hiking. Lake Metamora, Mount Christie, Detroit Area Boy Scout Ranch, Metamora Girl Scout Camp and Harmer Park allow for these activities and more in the immediate area. The White Horse Inn was founded in 1850 and operated continuously for more than 160 years. Reopened in 2014, the facility has been completely restored to maintain its historic appeal. Metamora Days is a late summer celebration featuring an antique car show, parade, crafts and hot air balloons.