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Experience Jackson

Fall Foliage Tour - West

In the fall, Jackson turns many beautiful shades of colors—from green and yellow to orange and red, and every color in between—all because of the dense trees in Jackson. Take a scenic drive and see the splendor of nature during this changing season.

After leaving your hotel along the I-94 corridor such as, Holiday Inn NW, Country Inn & Suites, Baymont Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn, Super 8 Jackson, Travelodge, or America's Best Value Inn.

Start at US-127 and I-94, going north on US-127 take exit 46 towards M-50 and continue northwest for almost 8 miles.

Then make a left going south onto Minard Road. If you are looking to take a break for a picnic or to play a little catch, take a right on Springport Rd. to check out Minard Mills County Park. This 5 acre park with beautifully landscaped gardens is just the spot to enjoy the outdoors.

If not visiting the park, make a slight left to continue south onto Springport Road and then turn right or south onto Stepladder Road. This road is exactly how it sounds taking you around several step-like turns before continuing south towards Benn Road.

Make a right going west on Benn Road. Continue past Wellman Road to Rogers Road and turn left.

Continue south on Rogers Road then turn right going west on County Farm Road. 

Continue to Parma Road and make a left going south on Parma Road. You have now arrived in the charming village of Parma. Try  a "Parma Scramble" at Parma Cafe, or a steak at Primetime Steakhouse. Other nearby breakfast or lunch options include Concord Cafe, The Wooden Spoon, Laughlin's Slice of Spice or Spring Arbor Cafe.

After filling your belly, head east on West Main Street then slight left onto East Michigan Avenue to Indian Brook Trout Farm where the kids can take a hay ride, pick out their pumpkin, eat a donut and fish in the trout pond.

Get back on East Michigan Avenue by making a right going east. Then turn left going north on Blackman Road. At Hendee Road make a right and continue east to M-50. Turn right and bear right to US 127 South (return to starting point).

While in the west side of the county why not try your hand at one of our many golf coursesCountry Town, Burr Oak, Whiffletree Hill, Concord Hills, Arbor Hills or Hickory Hills Golf Courses are right near by.


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Try another driving tour in the northeast side of the county or go south to Brooklyn-Irish Hills area.

Holiday Inn Jackson NW

(517) 789-9600
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2696 Bob McClain Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202

Holiday Inn Jackson NW Welcome to the Holiday Inn NW - Jackson's only full-service hotel. Kem's Restaurant onsite offers breakfast and dinner daily.... » More Information

Hours

Dinner Hours: 5-10pm
Bar Hours: 5-12pm w/ room service available from 5-10pm
Breakfast Hours: 6-10am w/ room service available

Features
  • Whirlpool Rooms
  • Pool
  • Exercise Facility
  • Barrier Free
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Meeting Rooms
Meeting Facility Features
  • On-site Catering Available
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol or Bar Tending Services Available On-Site
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
  • Multiple Rooms or Facilities
Event Capacity
  • 120
Holiday Inn Jackson NW

Welcome to the Holiday Inn NW - Jackson's only full-service hotel. Kem's Restaurant onsite offers breakfast and dinner daily. Our 99 elegantly appointed guest rooms feature microwave and refrigerator, 32 inch HDTV and complimentary wireless Internet. Accommodations available in our conference center for meetings up to 120 people and an indoor pool with a kid friendly water feature.

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Nearby restaurants include a variety of fast food places, Denny'sLonestar Steakhouse, Olive Garden and Culver's.

 

 

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Country Inn & Suites

(517) 788-6400
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3506 O’Neill Dr.
I-94 and Airport Rd.
Jackson, MI 49202

Country Inn & Suites Welcome to the Country Inn & Suites in Jackson featuring 78 rooms. Conveniently located off I-94 and US 127 with national chain restaurants within walking distance, such as Lonestar Steakhouse, Olive Garden,... » More Information

Features
  • Complementary Breakfast
  • Whirlpool Rooms
  • Pool
  • Exercise Facility
  • Barrier Free
  • Meeting Rooms
Meeting Facility Features
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
Event Capacity
  • 40
Country Inn & Suites

Welcome to the Country Inn & Suites in Jackson featuring 78 rooms. Conveniently located off I-94 and US 127 with national chain restaurants within walking distance, such as Lonestar Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Old Country Buffet and Culver's. At the Country Inn & Suites, we provide a warm atmosphere, quality amenities, including an indoor pool, fitness center, free high-speed Internet access and complimentary breakfast. We love this Country!

Nearby restaurants include Lonestar Steakhouse, Olive Garden and Culver's.

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Baymont Inn & Suites

(517) 789-6000
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2035 Bondsteel Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202

Baymont Inn & Suites Experience home-style comfort you will not soon forget at the Baymont Inn featuring 67 rooms. Located at the intersection of U.S. 127 N and I-94, this non-smoking hotel includes amenities such... » More Information

Features
  • Complementary Breakfast
  • Whirlpool Rooms
  • Barrier Free
  • Pets Allowed
Baymont Inn & Suites

Experience home-style comfort you will not soon forget at the Baymont Inn featuring 67 rooms. Located at the intersection of U.S. 127 N and I-94, this non-smoking hotel includes amenities such as free Wi-Fi, in-room microwaves and refrigerators, and free breakfast. Located on Bondsteel Drive across from Planet Fitness. 

Nearby restaurants include Yen King, Red Lobster, and Outback Steakhouse.

 

 

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Comfort Inn & Suites

(517) 768-0088
Website
2435 Shirley Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202

Comfort Inn & Suites 70 well equipped rooms suitable for the business traveler and family. Suites and Jacuzzi rooms available. Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access, continental breakfast,  Indoor pool, whirlpool and exercise... » More Information

Features
  • Complementary Breakfast
  • Whirlpool Rooms
  • Pool
  • Exercise Facility
  • Barrier Free
  • Meeting Rooms
Meeting Facility Features
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol Permitted
  • WiFi Available
  • Internet Available
Event Capacity
  • 30
Comfort Inn & Suites

70 well equipped rooms suitable for the business traveler and family. Suites and Jacuzzi rooms available. Free High Speed Wireless Internet Access, continental breakfast,  Indoor pool, whirlpool and exercise room. Bus Groups Welcomed. 37-inch HDTVs with cable including HBO and ESPN.

Nearby restaurants include Yen King, Red Lobster, and Outback Steakhouse.

 

 

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Fairfield Inn & Suites

(517) 784-7877
Website
2395 Shirley Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202

Fairfield Inn & Suites Welcome to the newly renovated Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Jackson Hotel. A hot deluxe complimentary continental breakfast will get your day off to a great start. Our rooms... » More Information

Features
  • Complementary Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Exercise Facility
  • Barrier Free
Fairfield Inn & Suites

Welcome to the newly renovated Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Jackson Hotel. A hot deluxe complimentary continental breakfast will get your day off to a great start. Our rooms include amenities such as flat screen TVs with free cable and movie channels. Other amenities include a workout room, guest laundry and a market. We offer complimentary 24-hour coffee and tea and our inviting pool and spa will relax and refresh you. For the business traveler, we have fax and copy services and all of our rooms have interior entrances. We invite you to stay at our fully renovated Fairfield Inn where you can count on a friendly welcome at an affordable price.

Nearby restaurants include Yen King, Red Lobster, and Outback Steakhouse.

 

 

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Hampton Inn

(517) 789-5151
Website
2225 Shirley Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202

Hampton Inn Welcome to the winner of the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence the Hampton Inn Jackson. Located off of US 127 North on Shirley Drive this property features 63 clean rooms, comfortable surroundings, an... » More Information

Features
  • Complementary Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Exercise Facility
  • Barrier Free
  • Pets Allowed
Hampton Inn

Welcome to the winner of the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence the Hampton Inn Jackson. Located off of US 127 North on Shirley Drive this property features 63 clean rooms, comfortable surroundings, an indoor pool, exerice facility, breakfast and friendly service.

Nearby restaurants include Yen King, Red Lobster, and Outback Steakhouse.

 

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Super 8 Jackson

(517) 788-8780
Website
2001 Shirley Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202

Super 8 Jackson It is an experience, not just a stay. Located off Route 127, Super 8 Jackson, MI hotel is near plenty of outdoor activities and attractions in south central Michigan. Jackson County Airport... » More Information

Features
  • Complementary Breakfast
  • Barrier Free
  • Pets Allowed
Super 8 Jackson

It is an experience, not just a stay. Located off Route 127, Super 8 Jackson, MI hotel is near plenty of outdoor activities and attractions in south central Michigan. Jackson County Airport at Reynolds Field is less than five miles away, and Ann Arbor is about 40 miles.

Enjoy comfort and value when you book a room at our Jackson, MI, hotel, including free 8-item SuperStart breakfast bonanza and free Wi-Fi so you can stay connected to family and friends. For your convenience we have free parking, and cribs and rollaway beds are available. We also offer handicapped-accessible and non-smoking rooms at our pet-friendly hotel, where kids 17 and under stay free with an adult.

Nearby restaurants include Yen King, Red Lobster, and Outback Steakhouse.

 

 

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Travelodge of Jackson

(517) 787-1111
Website
901 Rosehill Dr.
Jackson, MI 49202

Travelodge of Jackson The Travelodge of Jackson is conveniently located off Interstate I-94 just minutes away from Dining, Shopping, Golf, Fishing and State Parks. We pride ourselves in offering great amenities and excellent... » More Information

Hours

Pit Stop Bar and Grill
Mon. - Fri. 5 pm to 2 am

Features
  • Complementary Breakfast
  • Whirlpool Rooms
  • Pool
  • Barrier Free
  • Restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Pets Allowed
  • Meeting Rooms
Meeting Facility Features
  • AV Equipment Available
  • Air Conditioned
  • Alcohol License Available
Event Capacity
  • 130
Travelodge of Jackson

The Travelodge of Jackson is conveniently located off Interstate I-94 just minutes away from Dining, Shopping, Golf, Fishing and State Parks. We pride ourselves in offering great amenities and excellent service within a very comfortable rate. Our amenities include a deluxe complimentary continental breakfast, 24-hour front desk service, free parking and free local calls. Pit Stop Bar and Grill is open Monday through Friday 5 pm to 2 am. 

Nearby restaurants include Cherry's Cafe, Greystone Tavern and Rocky Top BBQ

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America’s Best Value Inn

(517) 783-1900
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830 Royal Drive
Jackson, MI 49202

America’s Best Value Inn Welcome to America's Best Value Inn and Suites Jackson, conveniently located off of I-94, Exit 138. Jackson, MI. Get the best value for your travel dollars at our entirely smoke-free... » More Information

Features
  • Whirlpool Rooms
  • Pool
  • Barrier Free
  • Pets Allowed
America’s Best Value Inn

Welcome to America's Best Value Inn and Suites Jackson, conveniently located off of I-94, Exit 138. Jackson, MI. Get the best value for your travel dollars at our entirely smoke-free hotel, where guests experience fabulous rates on clean, comfortable accommodations. Enjoy a refreshing swim in our seasonal outdoor pool, open from May to September.

This hotel offers conveniences such as free wireless high-speed internet access in all public areas and guest rooms, as well as access to copy and fax services. Step into the privacy of your own guest room with amenities including a coffee maker, cable TV with HBO and ESPN, hairdryer, free local calls, and wake-up service. Microwaves and mini-fridges are available upon request. Children age 17 and younger stay free in their parent's room with existing bedding. One pet under 40 lbs is welcome ask front desk about additional fee.

Nearby restaurants include: AKA Sushi, Bob Evans West and Rocky Top BBQ.

 

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Minard Mills County Park

(517) 788-4320
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8975 Springport Rd.
Parma, MI 49269

Minard Mills County Park A beautiful 5 acre park with beautifully landscaped gardens, parks nursery, picnic tables, picnic shelter, grills, a ball diamond, playground area, and modern restrooms.

Park Features
  • Flower Garden
  • Benches
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Grills
  • Playground Equipment
  • Fishing Site
  • Modern Restrooms
Minard Mills County Park

A beautiful 5 acre park with beautifully landscaped gardens, parks nursery, picnic tables, picnic shelter, grills, a ball diamond, playground area, and modern restrooms.

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Primetime Steakhouse and Spirits

(517) 531-5404
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10021 E. Michigan Ave
Parma, MI 49269

Now serving breakfast! Just a small town bar & restaurant with a fun atmosphere and great people! Our ladies here at Primetime Steakhouse & Spirits are the best bartenders around!... » More Information

Hours

7 days a week
8:00 am - 2:00 am

Now serving breakfast! Just a small town bar & restaurant with a fun atmosphere and great people! Our ladies here at Primetime Steakhouse & Spirits are the best bartenders around! They will greet you with a smile and welcome you to our family! The food is unbelievable, with excellent choices from burgers to prime rib! 

All Week: New York Strip, Ribeye, Prime Rib and Frog Legs

Friday and Saturday: AYCE Fish Fry

Fridays: AYCE Soup and Salad Bar with any Dinner!

Every day: 3 to 6 pm is Happy Hour. 

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Parma Café

(517) 531-3200
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110 W. Main St.
Parma, MI 49269

Parma Café Drop on in for good times and great food. This restaurant, open since 1986, is a neighborhood favorite and offers a casual, friendly dining atmosphere that you and your friends... » More Information

Hours

Monday - Thursday: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday: 6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Parma Café

Drop on in for good times and great food. This restaurant, open since 1986, is a neighborhood favorite and offers a casual, friendly dining atmosphere that you and your friends are sure to enjoy. A friendly, professional staff great you and make sure your visit is memorable. Our menu offers an inspired array of selections that is sure to satisfy everyone in your group. Be sure to ask your server about new selections, daily specials, and special chef's creations. 

They are best known for their wonderful breakfast. The signature item is the "Parma Scramble" Country Skillet and the Cinnamon Rolls are sure to please!

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Concord Café

(517) 524-6222
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122 N. Main St.
Concord, MI 49237

Concord Café Our guests tell us we are a friendly and personable home-style restaurant that serves up the best breakfast or lunch you’ve had in years! Making The Concord Caf... » More Information

Hours

Tuesday to Sunday 7 am - 2 pm

Concord Café

Our guests tell us we are a friendly and personable home-style restaurant that serves up the best breakfast or lunch you’ve had in years! Making The Concord Café the kind of place you want to come back to. You will love our fresh baked goods and health-credible menu items. We are just off M60, and only a hop skip and a jump from the Falling Waters Trail head. Confectionery dream creations for any occasion!

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Wooden Spoon

(517) 750-4900
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5781 King Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201

Locally owned restaurant offering breakfast and lunch. In business for over 30 years and specializing in Omelets. Breakfast served all day. Daily lunch specials,and homemade soups.

Hours

Mon - Sat: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Locally owned restaurant offering breakfast and lunch. In business for over 30 years and specializing in Omelets. Breakfast served all day. Daily lunch specials,and homemade soups.

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Laughlin’s Slice of Spice

(517) 962-4311
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7851 Spring Arbor Rd., Suite #37
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Laughlin’s Slice of Spice Laughlin's Slice of Spice of Spring Arbor, MI offers wood-fired brick oven pizza. All our pizzas are made with our signature pizza dough and homemade tomato sauce made fresh... » More Information

Hours

Tuesday - Wednesday 11:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 11:00am - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Laughlin’s Slice of Spice

Laughlin's Slice of Spice of Spring Arbor, MI offers wood-fired brick oven pizza. All our pizzas are made with our signature pizza dough and homemade tomato sauce made fresh from vine ripened tomatoes. Come in and enjoy Spring Arbor's one of a kind pizza restaurant atmosphere. Follow them on Twitter @SliceofSpice1

Jackson's Best New Restaurant  (opened in the last 12 months) of 2012

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Spring Arbor Café

(517) 750-9581
7975 Spring Arbor Rd.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283

Spring Arbor Café features a classic diner menu and serves breakfast all day. Free WiFi is also provided for customers.

Spring Arbor Café features a classic diner menu and serves breakfast all day. Free WiFi is also provided for customers.

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Indian Brook Trout Farm

(734) 368-0613
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5883 West Michigan Avenue
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
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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Hearthstone Farm Market

(517) 750-2696
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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
(Hayrides Saturday nad the last three weekends in October, only $1 pp)

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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