Local Guide

At the Lake House


Kayak: Complimentary Kayaks (2) and Paddleboards (2) available for our guests!

Paddle Board

Rent a Boat: Pontoons: By the hour, day, or week. Lifejackets provided.


Visit Jerry's Pub & Restaurant

Bars / Restaurants / Cafes

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(from Jerry's Pub & Restaurant website)

Jerry's Pub & Restaurant is a family-owned and operated establishment that strives to build community by providing food and drinks that bring people together and an atmosphere that is a hub for local entertainment. Dine on our outdoor deck while overlooking scenic Wamplers Lake. Celebrating 42 years of business! Come to the lake!

650 Egan Hwy, Brooklyn, MI 49230

(517) 467-4700

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(from JR's Hometown Grill and Pub website)

Since opening in 2009, JR’s has enjoyed Best Restaurant status in our Adrian location. Due to overwhelming popularity and demand, another restaurant opened in downtown Tecumseh in 2011. Located just past Michigan Speedway, our Brooklyn restaurant opened in 2011.  We also added a location in Milan in 2015.

Each restaurant offers the same amazing menu and service, yet has its own unique, defining character. Location is important to us; our Adrian, Brooklyn, Milan, and Tecumseh restaurants are all situated near downtown shopping, entertainment, and offer plenty of parking.

11551 Brooklyn Rd, Brooklyn, MI 49230

(517) 592-8030

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(from Callaghan's Coffee Cafe facebook page)

Callaghan's Coffee Cafe is a family owned business operating in Brooklyn, MI since August 1, 2020.

109 S Main St, Brooklyn, MI 49230

(517) 938-5136


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(from Hungry Howie's website)

Our pizzas are made from the finest ingredients, like 100% mozzarella cheese and dough made fresh daily. Choose from 8 mouthwatering crust flavors: Butter, Butter Cheese, Asiago Cheese, Ranch, Cajun, Sesame, Garlic Herb and Italian Herb. Place your carry out or delivery order by calling your local store or ordering online today.

Hungry Howie's Pizza Menu

250 S. Main, Brooklyn, MI 49230

(517) 592-2225

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(from HomeTown Pizza website)

We are a local family owned Pizza Place, Located in Brooklyn, MI. Original Recipe since 1986.


HomeTown Pizza Menu

195 S Main St, Brooklyn, MI 49230

(517) 592-3266

(see Bars / Restaurants section)

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(from Irish Hills Dairy Bar website)

Enjoy premium quality hand-dipped & soft-serve ice-cream treats along with fresh food & delightful family atmosphere.

7761 US-12, Onsted, MI 49265

(734) 730-6755

Things to Do

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(from Visit Lenawee website)

At 780 acres this lake is approximately 39 feet deep at its deepest point. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish. Attached to Hayes State Park this is a great place to cool off in the Lenawee heat.Wamplers is rated an “A-“ lake, meaning that it is clean, controlled, and well-managed. 

Known Fish Types: Black Crappie, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Sunfish, Walleye, Yellow Perch.

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(from Pure Michigan website)

W.J. Hayes State Park is located on the southern shore of Wamplers Lake and located in the heart of the Irish Hills, which known for its 52 inland lakes and rolling hills. The 78-acre park offers a modern campground, a large swimming area, two boat launches, a fishing pier, trails, a picnic shelter, interpretive programs and more.

1220 Wamplers Lake Road, Onsted, MI 49265

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(from Wikipedia)

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is a 2 mi (3.2 km) moderate-banked D-shaped speedway located approximately four miles (6.4 km) south of the village of Brooklyn, Michigan.

Situated on more than 1,400 acres (5.7 km2) in the scenic Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan, the track is 70 miles (110 km) west of the center of Detroit, 40 miles (64 km) from Ann Arbor, and 60 miles (97 km) south and northwest of Lansing, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio, respectively.

MIS is used primarily for NASCAR events. It is sometimes known as a sister track to Texas World Speedway, and was used as the basis of Auto Club Speedway.

MIS Schedule

12626 U.S. Highway 12, Brooklyn, MI 49230

(888) 905-7223


Hill's Heart of the Lakes Golf Course

Silver Lake Golf Course

Devils Lake Golf Course

Clark Lake Golf Club and Restaurant

Gauci Golf Resort


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Fido Friendly: 

A bit FURther

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(from Michigan Statue University website)

Explore our 755 acres of gardens, arboretum, trails, canopy walk, year-round events and activities.

6214 W Monroe Road (Hwy M-50) Tipton, MI 49287

(517) 431-2060

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(from Mystery Hill website)

This mysterious destination, established in 1952, is for all lovers of the strange and wonderful. Located in Michigan’s Irish Hills, where nothing is as it appears, and leprechauns may abound. Mystery Hill is the premier site of abnormal forces of gravity that will boggle your mind. These natural illusions defy nature’s laws and confuse your senses. Water runs uphill, a ball refuses to roll downhill, and a pendulum that only swings to the south are just a few of the mind-twisting exhibits to experience at Mystery Hill.

7611 US-12, Onsted, MI 49265

(517) 467-2517

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(from Wikipedia)

The Saint Joseph Church and Shrine is a historic district located at 8742 U.S. Route 12 in the Irish Hills region in rural Cambridge Township in Lenawee County, Michigan. The district was designated as a Michigan Historic Site on April 19, 1990, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 4, 2007.

8743 US-12, Brooklyn, MI  49230

(517) 467-2183

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(from website)

The Manitou Beach Glass Factory is a fused glass studio. Glass fusion involves melting different pieces of glass together in all kinds of patterns and colors. Then the glass is shaped into different forms—plates, bowls, décor and more! These designs are perfect for gifts or lovely additions to your home. 

6485 Devils Lake Hwy, Addison, MI 49220

(419) 356-7284