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.
In addition to national motels in nearby Adrian and Hillsdale, there are three lodging options 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 www.sunsetacresmotel.com.
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.
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.
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.
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
503 S. Meridian - (517) 448-8440
105 McKenzie - (517) 448-8444
310 W. Main - (517) 448-2808
214 W. Main - (517) 306-6099
208 W. Main - (517) 448-7140
300 W. Main
521 S Meridian Rd (517) 448-1070
Ten Pin Pizza
109 S. Market - (517) 448-7365