Founded in 1871, the Village of Grass Lake was the first settlement in Jackson County. Our once sleepy farming community has grown to be a thriving area with over 6,000 residents, many new businesses, a revitalized downtown and village, a state-of-the-art high school, enlarged elementary and middle school facilities, a new sports and trails park in Grass Lake Township, several new housing developments, a dental center and two medical centers.
Grass Lake offers a variety of activities and events for the family, including the 4th of July Parade and Chicken BBQ held in the community park on the lake; the Coe House Historical Museum; and Heritage Day held in September at the Historic Michigan Central Railroad Depot downtown, with the added attraction of the Lost Railway Museum now under restoration at 142 West Michigan Ave.
Similarly, Grass Lake has found itself a destination on the outboard racing circuit every year with the Michigan Hydroplane Racing Association holding its annual “Wild Ones Regatta” on Grass Lake each September and became a nationally recognized site for outboard racing with the National Stock Outboard Races held on Grass Lake in the last week of July, 2009 and 2012. Capping off that week was the “Traffic Jam’in” street fair in downtown Grass Lake where more than 4,000 people filled four blocks of downtown with family activities and fun to support local area non-profit organizations. The Nationals event is coming back to Grass Lake in 2017.
Whether you are already a resident, a visitor, or are just looking for a great place to live, work and raise your family, the Grass Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to spend some time exploring the many possibilities within the Grass Lake area.