Hastings

The town of Hastings is about 45 minutes southeast of Grand Rapids, an hour west of Lansing, and an hour northeast of Kalamazoo. Thanks to the heavily wooded surrounding area and a quaint historic downtown. Hastings bed and breakfasts are ideal for romantic weekends and retreats from the city.

Stay in a bed and breakfast Hastings Michigan when fall colors are at their peak. Enjoy harvest time festivals and activities, such as cider pressing at Bowens Mills. This 19-acre Historical Park is worth a visit any time of year; the 1864 water-powered Grist and Cider Mill is fascinating to behold, and the museum houses many interesting artifacts from early pioneers.

Indeed, history comes to life in this part of Southeast Michigan. Hastings may be best known for the Civil War battle reenactments that take place in Charlton Park in mid-July. Stay at a historic Hastings bed and breakfast while in town to witness this fascinating event.

Anyone who finds cars interesting will enjoy the Gilmore Car Museum, about 20 miles outside of Hastings. It hosts several fun shows and fairs throughout the year, such as the annual Antique Tractor Show and the Mad Dogs & Englishmen British Car Faire (must be witnessed).

Folks seeking a good place for outdoor recreation will find it at Yankee Springs Recreation Area. In the fall, hike through colorful wooded trails. In the summer, fish on one of nine lakes. In the winter, cross-country ski or snowmobile. Enjoy a peaceful stay in a bed and breakfast before heading out to discover the Devil’s Soupbowl, Graves Hill Overlook, and The Pines.