Please take advantage of the surrounding communities to explore small town life. The cabin is located equidistant from several small communities that offer activities of interest. The cabin is near the towns of Tipton, Clinton, Manchester Tecumseh, and Brooklyn.
Tipton is the closest community to the cabin located on US-12. Tipton is on the edge of the Irish Hills, an area that developed into a tourist trap for the Michigan International Speedway. Hidden Lake Gardens is a Michigan State University owned property open to the public with walking tours with beautiful scenery. Tipton has Hometown Pizza. If a nice stay-at-home dinner is in the plans there is a farm stand with fresh fruits and vegetables in the summer at the corner of Ely Rd and US-12. 2 Miles South
The village of Clinton is located on US-12. Clinton is home to the Clinton Fall Festival. Restaurants include the Clinton Inn and Clinton Twelve Restaurant. Shops include Busch’s Grocery store, McDonald’s, specialty shops, Pizzeria, Bar, and the Clinton Theatre. The Clinton Theatre is well worth the drive. This theatre shows first run movies and has one theatre. It is located downtown and is a great value. Popcorn is made with real butter and movie prices are extremely reasonable. Arrive early, they sell out fast. 7 Miles Southeast
The town of Manchester sits on the Raisin River 12 miles south of I-94 on M-52. Manchester is a community that still to this day has the look and feel of a turn of the century town. Manchester is home to the Famous Chicken Broil held on the third Thursday in July every year. Manchester has a few shops of interest including an art gallery and antique shop. The local restaurant is Franks Restaurant. If you drive north from the cabin and turn West on Herman Road, Fusilier’s farm stand is about a mile down on the left. They have high quality farm produce in the summer. 6 Miles Northeast
Tecumseh is a mid-sized town on M-50 that has all of the modern conveniences including CVS, McDonald’s, Busch’s Grocery store, many shops, and restaurants, including Danley’s Country House Restaurant. Tecumseh is home to the Tecumseh Brewing Company, Tecumseh Sky Dive, and a Flea market on summer weekends. 10 Miles Southeast
Brooklyn is home to the Michigan International Speedway. It is a mid-size town that swells to tens of thousands on race weekends. Brooklyn is home to a really nice bait and tackle shop, Knutson’s. If you are here to fish I suggest purchasing bait and tackle here. 9 Miles West
If you love the outdoors, we suggest a trip to Cabela’s, located in Dundee on M-50 and US-23. Cabela’s will have everything you need for your outdoor adventure. 23 Miles Southeast
The history of the Irish Hills dates back to the 19th century as a stopping point during the five-day stagecoach trip between Detroit and Chicago. The early 20th century saw the region develop into a popular tourist destination, a theme that continues today. The area features a unique combination of picturesque countryside, hometown charm and more than 50 lakes for recreation and enjoyment.
As you begin to explore this area, don’t miss the 755-acre Hidden Lake Gardens, the Walter J. Hayes State Park, Cherry Creek Winery and many more hidden treasures from golf courses to trails to antique and unique gift shops.
Historic Walker Tavern, one of the first tourist attractions in the area in the 1920s, offers opportunities to discover the early days of stagecoach travel and trace the development of US-12, known as the U.S. Heritage Trail. Stagecoaches have long given way to automobile and motorcycle aficionados who travel the road taking in the natural beauty of the area for a pleasurable Sunday drive or an extended trip of exploring.
A short distance down the road is the hard- to-miss 1,400-acre Michigan International Speedway, the State’s largest sporting venue.
Thousands of race fans flock to the track each summer to enjoy NASCAR and ARCA series racing on the two-mile super speedway. Heading north on M-50 leads you to the “HeartoftheIrishHills,”downtownBrooklyn, a cozy little town nestled between three lakes and featuring a town square-like setting with a cupola in its center. The entire Irish Hills area encompasses parts of two counties (Jackson and Lenawee), as well as Onsted, Tipton, Somerset Center, Napoleon, Norvell, Cement City, Clark Lake, and more.
Unparalleled water sports, fishing and hunting opportunities exist throughout the Irish Hills, making the area a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. A variety of accommodations exist from local hotel properties to a plethora of camping experiences and cottages along the miles of lakes.
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Onstead, MI. 49265
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