Sep 02, 2013

Manchester, Michigan is located right along the River Raisin, 20 miles south-west of Ann Arbor. The village was named after Manchester, England and founded in 1833.  Known for excellent community events, Manchester hosts the oldest and largest single-day Chicken Broil every July and their Street Festival that includes a community run, car show and live music every August.  Home to a beautiful and quaint downtown, Manchester has several historic churches and homes.

*Photo credit to KRFoto

Day Trip Intinerary

If you choose for visit Manchester for just a day, here is what we suggest.

  1. Visit the historic Sharon Mills County Park to fish, picnic or canoe.  It was originally contructed in 1835 and then restored by Henry Ford in the 1930's.
  2. Stop into McLennan Gardens to see how maple syrup is made and take some home for yourself.

Weekend Trip Intinerary

If you are in Manchester for the weekend, here is what we suggest in addition to the activities listed above. (For accommodations, click here!) .

  1. Stay at the Chelsea Comfort Inn or Holiday Inn Express in Chelsea.
  2. Plan your trip for the weekend of a festival.  This way you’ll have time to enjoy the festival and everything else that Manchester has to offer! For more information about Manchester events, visit  Below you’ll find a small list of Manchester festivals.
  3. Stroll Manchester's quaint downtown area and observe the historic chruches and homes.
  4. Sign up for a scrapbooking weekend at the Gotta Scrap Inn!

Don’t miss these events -

Manchester Firework Display (7/3)
Chicken Broil (7/17)
Street Fair (8/2)

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