Spring Hill Area
If you want to escape from the hubbub of the city or just the daily grind, enjoy exploring Spring Hill, a charming and friendly community located just minutes from the metro area. For an hour or a day, it is a perfect peaceful place to break away from the hustle and bustle to have a great cup of coffee, do a little shopping or participate in some “live-gaming” entertainment.
If you like antiques, then stop by America’s Heartland Collection on the “antiques tour” around the county. The store offers furniture, memorabilia, decorations and many wonderful DIY craft ideas from owner Debra Chester. On “Last Fridays” from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the collectibles travel outside when the weather permits and are accompanied by refreshments.
Spring Hill’s historic downtown is starting to blossom with specialty shops and community mainstays. The Quilted Sunflower, Spring Hill’s 2015 Business of the Year, is a crafter’s delight, offering quality fabrics, unique classes and crafts from talented local artisans. Walk across the street and check out The Creative Place, offering overnight accommodations and meeting space for your next creative retreat. While on Main, check out the newly completed Historical Mural, by local artist Julie Macey. The mural is located on the corner of Main and Nichols on the North side of the 107 S. Main Street building.
AND FUN ADVENTURE
If golf is your ideal escape, look no further. Sycamore Ridge Golf Club has been rated as the No. 1 course in Kansas City by Golf Digest, as well as the No. 1 Kansas public golf course by Zagat. People travel from across the Midwest to play its 18 holes of superb Bentgrass. The newly upgraded greens feature elevated, wooded hills and creeks, followed by open gentle rolling hills. The course recently underwent a complete renovation with the addition of white sand bunkers, new cart paths and new senior tees.
After golf, travel across U.S. Highway 169 to The Bowery, which includes an indoor-outdoor event space for groups of up to 200 and Bull Creek Distillery, a restaurant full bar and distillery.
You can also schedule an hour at The Escape House Spring Hill — the region’s only “live-gaming” venue where puzzle rooms challenge visitors. Groups are welcome.
Spring Hill City Lake
Sycamore Ridge Golf Course
K&M Bar-B-Q and Catering calls itself the “best BBQ on the planet” and for good reason. The Wall Street Journal once raved about its generous portions of beef brisket, pulled pork and homemade Italian sausage. Their facility seats 230 with a banquet hall for 100.
BB’s Grill strives to provide an exceptional food experience every day in a casual, relaxed setting. Try the southwest chicken salad, fish tacos or down-home pot roast, or build your very own Twisted Creation on cavatappi with Merkts cheddar cheese. The 223rd Street BlackHawk area is the last full-service stop before Hillsdale Lake. You can also enjoy a variety of food trucks around town at different venues.
Hillsdale Lake draws about 1 million visitors annually to enjoy fishing, hunting, horseback riding, RV camping and the beach. This 4,580-acre lake is one of the top tourist attractions in the state of Kansas. It is home to more than 30 miles of equestrian trails and almost five miles of designated hiking and biking trails.
FISHING, HUNTING, HIKING
Jayhawk Marina is located inside the state park at Hillsdale Lake. This full-sized, state-of-the-art marina provides boat rentals, fuel, more than 230 boat slips and 50 personal watercraft ports. Additionally, the ship store carries bait, fishing supplies and camping equipment.
The Hillsdale Shooting Range and Training Facility at Hillsdale Lake includes 50-yard and 100-yard ranges available to the public. Shooters can also use the facility’s trap and skeet area or the 200-yard range. The training facility includes a meeting hall.
All Hillsdale Lake activities are located less than 15 minutes south of Spring Hill.
For horse enthusiasts, S&S Stables offers gentle, expertly guided trail rides through the beautiful woods and across the babbling creeks that surround Hillsdale Lake for beginning riders through experts. Horse boarding is also available at their facility.
In addition to Hillsdale Lake, the smaller, quieter Spring Hill City Lake has 40 acres of surface area and features a wide variety of fish, including crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass and channel cat. The City of Spring Hill continues to make progress on development of Veteran’s Park surrounding Spring Hill City Lake, just west of 199th Street and Highway 169. The Pond, located within Melvin Murry Park inside the Woodland Ridge Subdivision, also offers fishing for every skill level.
Spring Hill is known regionally for its Farmers Market, which runs every Saturday during the summer. It includes a wide variety of homemade baked and canned goods, plus plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. It is sponsored by the Spring Hill Baptist Church. (Mother’s Day through start of school)
The 6th annual Spring Hill Daffodil Days is a free, family-oriented event celebrating Arbor Day. The pancake breakfast and 5K Race & Kids Run are followed by inflatables, carnival games and a “Touch-A-Truck” exhibit for kids. (Spring)
The Spring Hill Fall Festival will mark 63 years of family fun in 2017. A parade, crafts, games, pony rides and bounce houses offer entertainment aplenty as the smell of funnel cakes and other treats fill the air. (September)
Start off the holidays with an outstanding Christmas concert by the KC Arts award-winning Festival Choral Society. Hometown Holidays celebrates the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus on a fire truck with a big hometown celebration, including the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree. There are photos with Santa, carolers, refreshments, and kids’ crafts and activities, held at the Spring Hill Civic Center. (December)