Grass Lake is the perfect Michigan town to spend the weekend in. About ten minutes from the city of Jackson, it’s picturesque and full of charm with plenty of things to do! Enjoy a trip down memory lane as you relive the historic past, spend time outdoors amongst mother nature’s splendor, and enjoy delightful food and drinks made from locally sourced ingredients.
Discover the Past
History buff or not, you are sure to find the historic connections in Grass Lake fascinating. Several museums and historic buildings call this 1871 village home. A drive down the main street can attest to this. Lined with beautiful homes that pay homage to its past, it’s a reminder of Michigan’s extensive history.
In the heart of downtown is a museum that remembers a form of transportation that was nearly forgotten. Uncover the interurban railway at the Lost Railway Museum for a truly exciting experience. Just down the road is the Michigan Military Heritage Museum, which offers an explosive look into our country’s war history with unique artifacts and collections donated from those who served our country.
Grass Lake is a beautiful area with many outdoor activities all within a short drive of one another. Start by heading to the Waterloo Recreation Area just northeast of town. Within its 20,000 acre bounds you’ll find ample opportunity for fishing, biking, hiking, and camping, along with dozens of other ways to enjoy nature. A favorite place to visit is always Horse 'N Around Stables. Enjoy guided trail rides through Michigan’s scenic natural areas. They even offer special moonlight and fall foliage rides too!
Don’t forget to bring your golf clubs for 18 holes at Calderone Golf Club. Named one of Michigan’s top affordable courses, it will put your skills to the test. The varying landscape and open fairways somehow always ensure there is a steady breeze. If golf is your game, you may want to check out the more than 20 courses that call the area home.
It wouldn’t be a successful trip without delicious food and drinks. You’re in luck because Grass Lake has both! In an area known for its wine, it would be almost unheard of not to try a glass or two. Lone Oak Vineyard Estate Winery & Brewery is Michigan’s oldest and largest commercial vineyard. Their tasting room is the perfect spot to try samples of savory and sweet wines. Throughout the year there is always something going on at the vineyard, from candle lit dinners to live music. Check our calendar to see what’s going on while you’re in town.
The Roaming Goat is tasty spot for a hand-crafted meal or an artisan coffee. Inspired by a love for building community, the unique restaurant is the perfect place to connect with the Grass Lake community you are visiting. Whether you come for breakfast, lunch or an early dinner, you’ll be greeted with food that’s always simple, fresh, and local. The Roaming Goat is the perfect way to take a taste of Michigan.
What are You Waiting for? Book Your Stay!
With the fall season upon us it’s the best time of year to explore Michigan and the charming villages that call it home. Hotel rooms for the upcoming weeks are quickly filling up, don’t wait until it’s too late, plan your stay today!