Spring break doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. Take a small, low-key trip to Lenawee County in Southeast Michigan and explore the heart of small-town living. Lenawee County offers a breath of fresh air, friendly locals, and vibrant downtowns that make it a perfect destination for a getaway, especially on a budget!

Here are 7 things to do in Lenawee during spring break.

  1. Explore Hidden Lake Gardens and the Spring Flower Bulb Show

Hidden Lake Gardens in Tipton is a stunning and captivating destination in the state of Michigan. Owned by Michigan State University, these gardens span 755 acres of land surrounding Hidden Lake and feature a conservatory. Visitors can explore 6 miles of walking trails and 12 miles of hiking trails that are open year-round.

March 9-24, the conservatory hosts the annual Spring Flower Bulb Show. This event showcases a variety of spring bulb flowers, such as daffodils, amaryllis, hyacinths, and tulips. Plus, you can take in the spring views 65 feet above ground level from the 700-foot-long canopy walk in the woods!

  1. Shop in Downtown Tecumseh

Being named one of the most beautiful small towns in Michigan by Attractions of America, downtown Tecumseh is the perfect place to get away from a big city while still vacationing with all the pros of tourism like comfy boutique hotels and top tier food and drink. Nestled inside historic buildings you’ll find an interesting mix of specialty shops, professional services, boutiques and dining options. Whether you’re looking for custom made fine jewelry, wines from the vines of Michigan, or the best cinnamon rolls in Lenawee County, you’ll find it in downtown Tecumseh.

  1. Get near the water

Lenawee County is home to over 4,300 acres of inland public lakes, offering something for everyone - from avid anglers to kayakers. Whether you're looking for a peaceful spot to cast your line or peaceful bodies of water to float on you'll find the perfect lake for you.

  1. Go Swimming

Take in a relaxing swim at one of Lenawee's hotels. Our hotels offer a range of lodging and accommodations to suit your style, from midscale luxury to simple comfort. The Carlton Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn & Suites, and Hampton Inn & Suites all offer an indoor heated pool for their respective guests. 

  1. Traverse the River Raisin Wine Trail

The River Raisin Wine Trail offers an unforgettable experience. From charming downtowns to the rolling Irish Hills, you can choose your own locations and take a self-guided tour to sample some of the finest wines Michigan has to offer. The River Raisin Wine Trail comprises four Lenawee County wineries: Cherry Creek Cellars in Brooklyn, MI, Chateau Aeronatique Winery in Onsted, MI, Flying Otter Winery in Adrian, MI, and Pentamere Winery in Tecumseh, MI.  

  1. Take a bike ride from Adrian to Tecumseh

Explore the 9.4-mile point-to-point Kiwanis Trail near Adrian. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 2 hours and 52 minutes to complete. This is a popular trail for hiking, road biking, and running, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.

  1. Take a horseback ride through the picturesque countryside

Get out for a ride and take in the sights of nature on horseback. Tails and Trails is a small family owned stable that offers lessons, trail rides, pony parties, boarding and more. Check out their Facebook page for current, weather dependent hours.