Welcome to Williamston

In the days before automobiles, Williamston was a popular place to enjoy a meal and entertainment along the way to Detroit from Lansing. Today, it has evolved into a bonafide destination, offering a diverse array of downtown to-dos with surrounding rural charm. 

There's something for every type of homeowner here. Around downtown, historic homes offer centuries of charm, while numerous subdivisions across town bring together new builds with ample land.  

Savor a farm-to-table meal at a contemporary bistro, enjoy Michigan-made beers at a local brewery, and catch riveting performances at a professional theatre in Downtown Williamston. Immerse yourself in the past by exploring the region's history at a museum or antiquing throughout the town. And, here, getting outside is never out of season: Take a summer Sunday stroll through the farmers' market, view autumn colors along the Red Cedar River, and celebrate the holidays at Williamston’s Light Parade in December.

Rural beauty with downtown excitement.

In Williamston, you get the best of both worlds. Seek a natural reprieve in one of its many parks, or stay a night or two at a charming bed and breakfast. Choose from a diverse options of eateries, then walk it off while marveling at beautiful structures in the historic district.
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Tons to do, just a few minutes away

Make "I'm bored" a phrase of the past. Out areas has something to offer for all ages, moods and days of the week


Stadiums and farms and parks—oh my. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or want to spend the afternoon at a cider mill, our cities have sights worth traveling for. Explore more

Eat & Drink

We love food more than the average city. Whether you’re looking for Sunday brunch, authentic international food trucks, or an olive burger (a local favorite), we’re dishing it up. Explore more


Strong public school systems set the foundation for our cities to thrive. And, with a number of colleges and universities nearby, there are opportunities for people of all ages to learn a thing or two. Explore more


Snag tickets to see an up-and-coming comedian, connect with kindred spirits at a music festival or belt out some slam poetry at an open mic. In Lansing, we know that everything is better live. Explore more

Festivals & Events

In Lansing, there's always a reason to celebrate. From annual street festivals in summer to live music in winter, coming together is a community-wide event. Explore more


Working on your fitness? Great, so are we. Bike a scenic trail, catch a kickboxing class and visit a local wellness center all within a few miles’ radius. Explore more


In Lansing, affordable housing options allow you to live where you work. Modern loft-style apartments and reliable bus routes spark city vibes, while historic family homes and new builds with acreage are only a short commute away. Explore more


Come as you are. Explore community centers and resources, give back, and make some lifelong friends in the process. Explore more


We all need a chance to unwind after 5. With everything from relaxed breweries to lively college clubs, our cities are home to your weekend plans—whatever mood you’re in. Explore more


We’ve got hundreds of parks to choose from. (Seriously. There are more than 300 parks in Lansing.) Lakes, rivers and green space offer fresh air year-round. Explore more

Restaurant Week

Lansing Foodies unite for the ultimate self-guided tour of the region’s dining scene, MAY 10-17, as participating restaurants offer a mouthwatering creation, all for an unbeatable price of just $7! Explore more


Sure, you can’t buy happiness—but you can spend the afternoon perusing local boutiques, bookstores and artisan shops in Lansing, and that’s pretty much the same thing. Explore more

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