Jonesville is a lively community in Southeast Michigan. It is surrounded by lush farmland where one finds u-pick farms and Michigan wineries. Jonesville bed and breakfasts make great escapes – the small historic town is peaceful, interesting, and centrally located.
Jonesville is located on the Old Sauk Trail (today U.S. Highway 12), and was home to several Underground Railroad Station for years. Ask any bed and breakfast innkeepers to point out known stops on the Underground Railroad, and take a walking tour of the historic downtown area. Indeed, the oldest home in the county is in Jonesville. Keep an eye out for Grace Episcopal Church. the Sauk Theatre and Marcella’s Coffee House – for they are lovely, architecturally significant buildings.
The Historic Grosvenor House Museum was designed by Eljah Myers, the same architect who designed the Michigan state capitol building. It is an impressive 32-room Victorian Italianate mansion, and houses interesting exhibits on the heritage of Jonesville.
Book rooms in a bed and breakfast early for the Riverfest Festival and Canoe Races in late May. It’s a fun event that features road races, canoe races, live music and a crafts fair. The community of this little town works together to create a special event every year.
When in need of a little exercise and recreation, there are plenty of opportunities near Jonesville. Cyclists will enjoy the sparsely traveled country roads around Jonesville. The Baw Beese Hike/Bike Trail connects Jonesville to Osseo, spanning a good ten miles; it’s a good option for folks who like to avoid traffic altogether, and is also a good spot to cross country ski once there is snow on the ground. Golfers will appreciate Mill Race Golf Course in Jonesville, and White Oaks Golf Club in nearby Hillsdale.
Come relax in a Jonesville bed and breakfast. Rediscover the simple pleasures of a small town.