Clinton County is a rich and varied agricultural area surrounded by some of the finest farmland in the state, yet located near the urban center of Lansing. The growing of spearmint and peppermint is unique to this area and each year the mint farming heritage is celebrated at the "St. Johns Mint Festival." Clinton county is also known for its production of milk, soybeans, corn and cattle raising. The county offers many recreational opportunities providing residents and guests a variety of indoor and outdoor fun. Annual events include art shows, pumpkin weigh offs and county fairs and festivals. There are also many school sporting and entertainment events, unique shopping opportunities, entertainers in the park and plenty of safe and secure areas for that evening stroll.