Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, Roaming Goat closed their doors in March 2022. While you won’t be able to visit this spot, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in Grass Lake!
It’s time for another edition of “Be a Tourist in Your Town”! This summer Wonder and Wander – Jackson featured the Downtown Jackson edition of “Be a Tourist” – now we are diving into the next location:
If you haven’t visited before, you’ll want to add this destination to your calendar asap. Grass Lake gives you that old-school small-town vibe, and if you visit during the holiday season, you are sure to feel like you are in a Hallmark movie! We featured the Grass Lake events in our “Five Kid-Friendly Ways to Kick Off the Holiday Season” post and wanted to share some other can’t miss spots in this quaint village to round out your visit!
Stop Number 1:
The Fairy Forest
If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll know that Big and Little are fans of The Fairy Forest (and we visit at least once a month). We featured this magical location in a previous post, and have shared multiple reels on our Instagram page. The fairies love to change things up for seasons and holidays, and we cannot wait to see what they come up with this holiday season! Even better, The Fairy Forest is centrally located in Grass Lake and is within walking distance of all of our other recommended stops.
The Fairy Forest is located at 153 N. Lake Street, Grass Lake, Michigan 49240. For more information, check out or visit their Facebook Page.
Stop Number 2:
The Lost Railway Museum
This local gem was also featured in a previous blog post. The Lost Railway Museum displays the history of the Electric Interurban Railway System in a fun and interactive way. This means you’ll be able to climb aboard the rail cars, ring the warning bell, and see a lot of interesting artifacts while learning about early transit in our state. Perfect for kids and adults of all ages, you do not want to miss this stop on your visit!
The Lost Railway Museum is located at 142 West Michigan Avenue in Grass Lake, Michigan. For more information, head to the Lost Railway Museum’s website.
Stop Number 3:
Grass Lake County Park
Time to get those wiggles out after a visit to the museum! Head over to Grass Lake County Park to run and play while seeing stunning lake views. This park features swings, a large climber, a pavilion, picnic tables, and bathrooms – all you’ll need is a little luck from Mother Nature for some nice weather!
Grass Lake County Park is located at 400 N Lake Road, Grass Lake Township, MI 49240. For more information, visit our blog post here.
Stop Number 4:
Depending on your level of coffee addition, this location might actually be your first stop when you arrive in town! Roaming Goat is a delicious coffee shop featuring drinks and pastries that your kids are sure to devour. They have in-store seating and board games available for use, which makes this the perfect kid-friendly stop to warm up or refuel.
Roaming Goat is located at 115 S Lake St, Grass Lake, MI 49240. For more information, click here to visit their website.
Stop Number 5:
All aboard for the last stop in our tourist feature- the historic Whistlestop Park and Grass Lake Depot. This historic train depot first opened in 1842, and the beautiful building adds to the small-town charm of Grass Lake. Complete with a gazebo and the holiday tree, this stop is also the starting and ending point for the Candyland Christmas Cookie Tour.
For a full list of kid-friendly holiday events in Grass Lake and Jackson County visit our Community Events Calendarhttps://wonderandwanderjackson.com/community-calendar-and-resources/