Jackson, MI, USA

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Jackson, MI, USA

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Jackson is joyfully American

Jackson oozes hearty, hometown vibes. Craft beers froth in its lively microbreweries. Golfers stroll down its verdant fairways. Boulder-spotted creeks meet tree-fringed lakes in its backcountry. Civil War and US political history twists and turns between its erstwhile muster grounds and city greens. There's rarely a town more proudly American than this – it’s the birthplace of the Republican Party and the home of the automobile industry. And between it all there are some comfy Jackson vacation rentals with porches and lakeside views to suit all types of vacationers.

Jackson jostles with American culture

No matter if you're strolling the streets of downtown Jackson in search of totemic political monuments on a self-led walking tour, or flitting from creative microbrewery to hearty Midwestern pub along Michigan Avenue, you can rest assured you'll feel the real pulse of modern America here. Visits to old muster grounds from the Civil War era, and a chance to get out and about in the great Midwestern outdoors are also on the menu, while golfing and fly fishing are all part and parcel of booking your Jackson vacation rentals in the warmer months of the year.

Follow in the footsteps of US history in Jackson

Jackson is home to the iconic spot known as Under the Oaks, where the Republican Party is said to have congregated officially for the first time in American history. That’s right in the heart of the town, just a short walk from the meanders of the Grand River and the bars that line up all along it. Also fascinating is the Cell Block 7 Prison exhibit, which chronicles Jackson's place as the home of the first US state prison. And then there's the beautiful Cascades – a multi-step waterfall that tumbles over the contours of Sparks Park.

Enjoy the July heat in Jackson

Because most of your time in this corner of the Midwest is going to be spent touring outdoor parks and sipping beers on the terraces of local brew houses, there's no question that the best time to book those Jackson vacation rentals is the summer. Any time after the start of June is popular, which is when the weather's warm enough to wander from Under the Oaks, through the center, and then some. That said, holding off until August could mean a chance to see the annual Cascades Civil War Muster in Sparks Park.

Jackson is wedged between 2 Great Lakes

Jackson sits almost midway between the banks of Lake Erie and the sloshing waves of Lake Michigan in the west. It's a prime place to go if you're looking to explore the rolling hills and mosaic of smaller lakes that pepper this section of the Midwest. Just to the north-east of town is the Waterloo State Recreation Area. That's the perfect example of the natural side of things in these parts. It's dotted with picnic spots and wetlands, has 47 miles of maintained hiking routes, deer hunting spots, campsites, cedar woods, and an excellent visitor's center to boot.