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Visiting Hudson

Southern Michigan small town charm can be found in the rural community of Hudson. Located about a half hour South of Jackson Michigan, small businesses and tourism flourish in this history-rich city. The entire Downtown of Hudson Michigan is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  It was founded by Irish settlers in the mid 1800’s. The history and location makes a perfect fit for a quiet weekend getaway.

Overnight Accommodations

In addition to national motels in nearby Adrian and Hillsdale,  we are fortunate to have a motel within the immediate Hudson area.  Sunset Acres Motel is located in the northwest corner of the city at 216 North Street.  Their phone number is (517) 448-8968 and their website is 

Outdoor Activities


With its rolling topography, interspersed with waterways such as the Bean Creek, the City of Hudson is blessed with natural beauty.  There are three parks within the City: Webster’s Park near downtown; Memorial Park off South Church Street near the southern city limits; and Will Carleton Park at the north edge of the City off Cadmus Road.  All three feature picnic shelters, playgrounds, ball fields and restrooms.  Hudson also offers an extensive paved trail system for walking and cycling with no motorized vehicles allowed.  Click here for a trail map.   


Just five miles southeast of town, the Lake Hudson State Recreation Area offers camping, fishing and boating, as well as the State’s only Dark Skies Preserve for stargazers.  Popular tourist destination Devil’s Lake is only 10 miles north of the City.


Family Fun

Looking for family fun? Hudson Cinema Plaza features family fun activities on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. First run movies can be viewed on the big screen at the movie theater. Be adventurous with a game of laser tag. Saturday night features Cosmic Bowling at Hudson Lanes. 


For a more quiet time, walk the Findlay Trail or let your imagination take you to the days of trains as you stroll along the trestle trail.


There are several varieties of dining options available in Hudson, from fast food to regionally-known full service restaurants.  Cuisine featured in Hudson’s restaurants ranges from All-American to Mexican, Chinese and Italian.  Whether seeking breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are a dozen restaurants in Hudson from which to choose.

  • Bobbye's Dairyland and Pizza
    102 E. Main - (517) 448-7104

  • Hungry Howie’s Pizza                        
    325 Railroad - (517) 448-4694

  • Karen’s Uptown Kafe                          
    314 W. Main - (517) 448-7675


  • McDonald’s                                        
    503 S. Meridian - (517) 448-8440

  • Azteca                                      
    105 McKenzie - (517) 448-8444

  • Panda House                                       
    310 W. Main - (517) 448-2808

  • Rumor’s                                              
    214 W. Main - (517) 306-6099

  • Skip’s Pub                                          
    208 W. Main - (517) 448-7140

  • Subway

       300 W. Main

  • Sheananigans

       521 S Meridian Rd  (517) 448-1070

  • Ten Pin Pizza                                      
    109 S. Market - (517) 448-7365



Hudson History 


The City of Hudson is home to many historic buildings, some over 150 years old.  The entire downtown was placed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1974.  A majority of these buildings have been renovated, and appear largely as they did 100 years ago. 


The Hudson Museum at 219 W. Main Street (open Monday and Wednesday from 1-4pm, and Saturday from 12-3pm) is a valuable starting point for those with an interest in history.  Several noteworthy historic homes exist within Hudson, many listed on the National Register. 


City of

Hudson, Michigan

Small town, big heart

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