Experience Jackson

141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
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Farms, Fields and Forests

If you’re interested in interactive farm and wildlife activities, we’ve got information on many different local farms. Explore nature at wildlife sanctuaries or environmental centers. Learn about llamas, fishing, deer and buffalo at the local ranches and farms. Farm markets and U-picks are plentiful around the county, between 10 and 20 of them are open to the public. For the outdoor sportsperson, Jackson has state recreation and game areas for hunting and over 188 lakes for fishing and boating activities.

Looking for more outdoor activities? Try our Park System or Birding in Jackson

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Summer Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health

The Green Market moves outside for the summer and we want you to join us! Open 9am - 2pm Thursdays! » Event Details

· Aug ·
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Grand River Farmers Market

This year the Grand River Farmers Market is teaming up with the @JacksonYMCA to bring you morning yoga and activities... » Event Details

· May ·
29

Walker Tavern Farmers Market

Visit one of the largest Farm Markets in southeast Michigan. More than 60 Vendors. Fresh Produce and locally made crafts. Experience... » Event Details

· Aug ·
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Grass Lake Farmers Market and Music in the Park

Every Wednesday through September Farmer's Market: 4:00 – 8:00 pm (Rain or Shine) Music in the Park: 6:00– 8:00 pm (Weather Permitting) ... » Event Details

· Sep ·
11

Raptor Day At Walker Tavern Farmers Market

Extend your day at the Walker Tavern Farmers Market. See giant birds of prey. Learn about their habitat and how... » Event Details

Jackson's Farms

Dahlem

(517) 782-3453
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7117 S. Jackson Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Dahlem Dahlem is a place to experience, study and enjoy nature. With five miles of hiking trails containing forests, fields, marshes and ponds, visitors can enjoy a guided hike or experience... » More Information

Hours

Trail Hours
Dawn to dusk, 7 days per week, including holidays

Guided Nature Hikes
Every Tuesday from 9 am- 11 am

Building Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm
Monday: Closed 

Meeting Facility Features
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • WiFi Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 200
  • Dahlem

Dahlem is a place to experience, study and enjoy nature. With five miles of hiking trails containing forests, fields, marshes and ponds, visitors can enjoy a guided hike or experience the natural wonders on their own. A newly resurfaced 3/8 mile trail has been specially redesigned for visitors with limited mobility. 

Dahlem offers year-round educational programs for students and families, including naturalist programs, workshops, and special events. The exhibit area and Nutshell Gift Shop are located within the main visitor building. 

The Nutshell is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to shop and is an excellent source for nature-related books, clothing, bird-feeding supplies, jewelry and many other items, including fresh wreaths during the holidays. 

Dahlem serves as a natural history education center for kids, but it is also known around the state and country for having one of the largest bluebird trails. Birders can capture the songs of Eastern Bluebirds along this well-maintained trail, as well as the harmonies of other migratory songbirds. The annual festival to celebrate these birds is called the Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies Festival.

Download the Dahlem Center Trail Map 

Venue Capacity

Dutcher Room - 80

Pavilion - 80

Green Space - 125

Group Tour Information

Year round groups of 10 or more are encouraged to take a 90 minute guided nature hike and interactive presentation by a Dahlem Naturalist. Groups will discover seasonal favorites such as dragonflies, bird watching, and butterflies on five miles of well-groomed trails. Meanwhile, limited mobility presentations are also available offered on the paved “Nature for All Trail”. Seated educational presentations are also available in the environmental education space. Groups should plan to spend 1.5 to 2 hours on site.

Groups may also schedule a Dahlem Naturalist to meet the bus at a variety of different birding and wildflower hot spots throughout Jackson county.  

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Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market

517-768-6410
Website | Facebook
117 West Louis Glick Hwy.
Jackson, MI 49201

Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market The Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market is organized by the Jackson Downtown Development Authority. Open June-November on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm (weather permitting).... » More Information

Hours

Open June-November: Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
8am to 1pm (weather permitting)

  • Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market
  • Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market

The Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market is organized by the Jackson Downtown Development Authority. Open June-November on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8am to 1pm (weather permitting). This farmer's market features fresh produce fresh cut flowers, baked goods and other artisan booths. Now accepting credit cards and bridge cards. Check out special events at the market including Free Yoga Fridays and Live Music. 

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Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health

(517) 788-7378
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205 North East Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health The Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, has earned a reputation as a farmers’ market that sells products grown in Michigan in a natural and sustainable manner, The... » More Information

Contact
Travis Fojtasek
Hours

Summer Hours
May through October
Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Winter Hours
November through April 
Thursdays 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health

The Green Market at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, has earned a reputation as a farmers’ market that sells products grown in Michigan in a natural and sustainable manner,

The market is outdoors from May to October, in the parking lot on Michigan Avenue between Waterloo and State. The outdoor market features vendors offering seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs; gourmet baked goods and preserves; free-range eggs; hormone and antibiotic-free cheeses, poultry, lamb, pork and beef; honey and maple syrup; potted annuals, perennials, and cut flowers; gluten-free dog biscuits; plus arts and crafts produced by local artists and crafts people.

The market moves indoors to the lobby of the Allegiance Health Hospital, 205 North East Ave., from November to April.  The indoor market features the finest in local produce, Michigan made products, baked goods, flavored popcorn, artisan wares and more. 

The market accepts the Michigan Bridge Card, credit and debit cards, Project Fresh coupons, Senior Project Fresh coupons, WIC and Double Up Food Bucks, as well as cash and checks. The Green Market at Allegiance Health is a not-for-profit farmers’ coop organization supported in part by Henry Ford Allegiance Health.

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Hearthstone Farm Market

(517) 750-2696
Website | Facebook
3215 Chapel Rd.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Hearthstone Farm Market A working and seasonal farm market that sells what the family farm grows. Popular items include Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Peaches, Blueberries, Apple Cider, Green Beans, Peppers, Squash, Cucumbers, Broccoli,... » More Information

Hours

Mid July- September

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday

October 

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday

  • Hearthstone Farm Market

A working and seasonal farm market that sells what the family farm grows. Popular items include Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Pumpkins, Peaches, Blueberries, Apple Cider, Green Beans, Peppers, Squash, Cucumbers, Broccoli, Honey and more. Super sweet corn is a specialty that ripens in late July with successive plantings into September. U-pick Tomatoes, Beans, and Pumpkins are available. In late October, the Harvest Festival takes place on Saturdays with hay rides ($1 per person), pumpkin picking, apples, and cider.

      *   Beans available late July through mid September.
      *   Tomatoes late August through mid September.
      *   Peppers late August through mid September.
      *   Winter Squash & Pumpkins late September through October.
      *   Fall decorations including straw bales, cornstalks, gourds, Indian corn & more in early October.

CALL FOR EXACT PICKING TIMES AND DATES!

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Indian Brook Trout Farm

(734) 368-0613
Website | Facebook
5883 W. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

Indian Brook Trout Farm Kids of all ages love to visit Indian Brook Farms. What an opportunity for adults and kids of all ages to experience a fun filled environment that also educates kids... » More Information

Hours

After Labor Day through the end of October
Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 6 pm

  • Indian Brook Trout Farm

Kids of all ages love to visit Indian Brook Farms. What an opportunity for adults and kids of all ages to experience a fun filled environment that also educates kids about aquaculture with the trout pond and agriculture with the pumpkin patch.

As you arrive at Indian Brook Farms you will see a trout pond, gift shop, snack bar and a huge display of pumpkins in the fall. A free wagon ride takes kids and adults through 120 acres of agricultural experiences including wetlands, vegetable and flower gardening, natural untouched plant growth and one of the biggest pumpkin patches around.

Kids learn about aquaculture by seeing how fish are hatched and nurtured through the stages of growth to full sized trout at the Indian Brook Farms spring fed fish hatchery. They can feed the fish and also fish for full sized trout at the Fishing Pond. Before and after the wagon ride kids can visit the fish ponds, gift shop and snack bar which features freshly  baked donuts as well as other snacks and drinks.

Group Tour Information

For a unique school trip, company outing, family reunion, birthday party or motor coach tour Indian Brook Farms is the place to go. Groups of 30 or more are encouraged to book a 3 hour visit consisting of a trout pound and pumpkin patch tour wagon ride, hatchery visit, educational talk and lunch. 

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Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum

(517) 937-0533
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4220 Willis Rd.
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum More than 50 Boone and Crockett world record buck racks are on display at the museum, along with Michigan’s record holder. Visitors can see and feed the live deer... » More Information

Hours

Monday through Sunday from 11am to 7pm. Call us closer to closing time. 

  • Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum

More than 50 Boone and Crockett world record buck racks are on display at the museum, along with Michigan’s record holder. Visitors can see and feed the live deer seven days a week, year round. Also, see one of the country's largest chainsaw and farm implement museums.

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Pregitzer Farm Market

(517) 240-4600
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6870 Territorial Rd.
Munith, MI 49259

Pregitzer Farm Market Our goal is to provide high quality fresh produce, "Like having your own garden without the work." Summertime favorites include bi-color sweet corn and our own seedless watermelon, cantelope, tomatoes,... » More Information

Hours

July - October
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Pregitzer Farm Market

Our goal is to provide high quality fresh produce, "Like having your own garden without the work." Summertime favorites include bi-color sweet corn and our own seedless watermelon, cantelope, tomatoes, peppers, combined with fun fall activities like hay rides, U-Pick pumpkin patch, corn maze, straw crawl, petting zoo, school field trips and private parties. Don't miss the fall festival for all to enjoy!

We are located 15 miles north of Jackson at the corner of Territorial and Bunkerhill Road.

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The Buffalo Ranch

(517) 563-8249
Website
12770 Rountree Rd
Hanover, MI 49241

The Buffalo Ranch This farm features some of the best horseback riding in the county, as well as covered wagon rides, buffalo feeding, a zip line and a picnic area with a pavilion.... » More Information

Hours

Spring - Summer - Fall
Tuesday - Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closed on Mondays

  • The Buffalo Ranch

This farm features some of the best horseback riding in the county, as well as covered wagon rides, buffalo feeding, a zip line and a picnic area with a pavilion. Riding lessons are available.

We offer that "Out West" feeling right here in Southern Michigan. The Buffalo Ranch is perfect for company outings, field trips, birthdays, get-togethers, reunions, and more.

The place started in 1973 with 25 acres. The first two buffalo were purchased in 1979. In 1995 horseback riding and a zip line were added to the ranch. The Daniels family purchased the ranch in November of 2007.  Today, The Buffalo Ranch has approximately 25 head of buffalo and 240 acres of land. We offer wagon rides to feed the buffalo and guided horseback rides through our scenic trails. Our horses range from very gentle for those new to riding to spirited horses for the seasoned rider.  You have 240 acres with trails to ride on.  We have helmets for those that want them.

Group Tour Information

Groups of 7 or more are encourage to schedule an hour long covered wagon ride to feed the buffalo and go through the world on a zip line. Horse back riding lessons and trail rides are also offered for groups of adults and children (aged 6 years old and older) while children under the age of 6 may ride a guided horse. Groups may have access to the covered picnic area to enjoy either a prepared or brown bag lunch. Group visits usually last between 1.5 and 3 hours.

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Walker Tavern

517-467-4401 or 517-241-0731
Website
13220 M-50
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Walker Tavern In the mid 19th century, a stagecoach ride from Detroit to Chicago was a grueling five-day trip. Today, Sylvester Walker's stagecoach stop along that historic route offers stories of... » More Information

Hours

Open seasonally, May through October.

  • Walker Tavern

In the mid 19th century, a stagecoach ride from Detroit to Chicago was a grueling five-day trip. Today, Sylvester Walker's stagecoach stop along that historic route offers stories of Michigan's agricultural and travel heritage. Walker Tavern's exhibits focus on life in Michigan in the first half of the 19th century, the frontier and stagecoach era. The tavern includes an 1840s parlor, bar room, dining room and kitchen. The barn at Walker Tavern is a reproduction New England barn that houses exhibits about barns, travel and the historic roads around Walker Tavern. 

Don't Miss Summer Sunday Farmers Markets, The Walker Wheels Vintage Baseball Games, Picnic on the Lawn Concert Series and other great events. Walker Tavern is the home field for the Walker Wheels, a vintage "baseball" team that plays by 1860s rules – no gloves and gentlemanly conduct on the field. Follow the Walker Wheels on Facebook.

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