Hidden Gems near Walnut Ridge

Sometimes the best part about moving to a new community is getting to discover the little businesses and parks in the area that give the city or town the most character. If you choose to pick Walnut Ridge as your new HomeFirst™ community, here are some less well-known things Jackson, Michigan has to offer you as a resident!

Ella Sharp Museum and Park

Did you know that art museums often host events and festivals? This one does! The Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson is home to many galleries, shops, and spaces for activities for children. They host multiple festivals throughout the year, including a sheep-shearing show and a beer and wine festival. The property is also home to various walking trails if you feel like exploring more nature than the recreation area in Walnut Ridge.

Hinkley Bakery

Family owned and operated for four generations, Hinkley Bakery was voted best doughnut in Michigan in 2014. They are known for their crescent-shaped, chocolate-frosted doughnuts, with apple fritters and traditional glazed as a close second and third. Located in a quaint old building on Blackstone Street, look no further than Hinkley Bakery when you’re in the mood for a sweet treat .

Bifferhaus Brewing Company

For more adult interests, Bifferhaus Brewing Company, is a small microbrewery, also family owned and operated since 2013. They are open Wednesday through Sunday and located at 900 Lansing Avenue. All beers are made on site; the owner Terry prides himself on the unique tastes and friendly atmosphere. Next time you want to try something new on the weekend, get the kids a babysitter and check out Bifferhaus!
For more things to do in Jackson, checkout the Experience Jackson website. Not only are there tons of things to do and places to explore around Jackson, there are lots things to do right within the community. Walnut Ridge features a playground, recreation area, swimming pool, fitness center, community events in the clubhouse, and more! With a town like this and with all the other great things HomeFirst™ has to offer, you will never be bored in Walnut Ridge!

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