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Gravity Hill
Arcadia, Michigan
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If you take Highway M22 north out of Arcadia for a few miles, you'll come to Joyfield Road. Turn right at Joyfield Road and drive a few more miles until you come to Blaine Church. Turn right at the church onto Putney Road and go a few hundred yards to the bottom of the hill.



WARNING. You are on a public road! Obey all traffic signs and rules. Where there are hills there are blind spots. Always bring someone to watch for other traffic. Never try the hill when the road is wet and slippery or during inclement winter weather conditions.
With caution, position your car at a "
bottom" of the hill and put your car in neutral. Take your foot off the brake and you will experience the thrill of your car not only climbing the hill by itself, but gaining speed as it goes. Look out for other traffic.

After trying this natural phenomenon you may question it's causes. Well, we don't want to disappoint you, but whether it is called a Magnetic Hill, Gravity Hill, Mystery Hill or Electric Brae it is an optical illusion. It has nothing to do with magnetic fields, electricity or unknown forces working along mysterious lines.

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Area Information

In 1866, Dr. W. L. Dempster, G. W. Boss and H. Huntington first settled here by Bar Lake (named from the sand bar which crossed the channel opening into Lake Michigan). Arcadia Township was organized in 1870, with W. H. Cotton as its first supervisor. The village was founded in 1880 by Henry Starke, of Milwaukee, who named it Starkeville, but the name was changed by the post office to that of the township when the office was opened on September 19, 1870, with Mrs. Anne M. Dempster as the first postmaster.

Map(s) Maps and driving directions
Directions/Instructions Dr. Dale A. Meyer, Lutheran Hour Speaker
LUTHERAN HOUR SERMON - November 27, 1994
Area Information Informational excerpts from Michigan Place Names

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