Spring Hill Area
If you are looking for a perfect day trip with a variety of options, look no further than Spring Hill, nestled between suburban Johnson and rural Miami counties where options include unique shops, award winning BBQ, coffee and golf.
Hop off of US 169 Hwy at 199th Street then head south and check out K&M BBQ, a local and regional favorite for more than 25 years. Close by, The Escape House Spring Hill, presents the option of some live gaming for team building or family entertainment and the full service salon and spa Salon Perfect Details, may provide just break you need from a hectic week. Antique hunters should head a little further south and check out America’s Heartland Collection. The store offers furniture, memorabilia, decorations and many wonderful DIY craft ideas from owner Debra Chester.
Spring Hill is known for its Farmers Market, which runs every Saturday (May through September.) Sponsored by the Spring Hill Baptist Church and located at Nichols and Washington streets near the City Park, the market includes a wide variety of homemade baked and canned goods, plus plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Spring Hill's Historic Main Street continues to evolve. Plan ahead with friends to enjoy a retreat at The Creative Place, which includes overnight accommodations for up to 15 crafters and work space for more. Owner Kelly Ashton leads quilting retreats and is known nationally for her exclusive patterns and techniques. Supplies for the retreats and other projects, as well as unique classes and crafts from talented local artisans can be found at The Quilted Sunflower, a former Spring Hill Business of the Year.
Let the savory smells from The Bean Coffee Co. (also a Spring Hill Business of the Year) draw visitors in for a break. Visitors find delicious lunch options, handmade pastries, and beverages. Free Wi-Fi and comfortable seating areas encourage visitors to settle in and relax.
Also located on Main Street, Vaughan Fire Market offers farm fresh eggs, soaps and oil as well as a variety of farmhouse furniture and home décor making this shop a unique gem. Neighboring Berry Branch Antiques is a quaint shop with a mixture of old world treasures, beautiful antique furniture and unique home decor and gift items. And, don’t miss the recently expanded Lee’s Front Porch Boutique, where shoppers find the latest styles in women’s and children’s clothing, accessories and gifts. Upstairs in Lee's Loft, yoga classes are offered.
Turn the corner and check out the historical mural by local artist Julie Macey, located on the corner of Main and Nichols on the north side of the 107 S. Main Street building.
Sycamore Ridge Golf Club has been recognized both regionally and state wide as a top golf club. 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.
The complex has become a destination for night life and concerts for people on both side of the state line.
The original 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.
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.
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 (completion slated for summer 2020) 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.
The ninth annual Spring Hill Daffodil Day is a free, family-oriented event celebrating Arbor Day and the beginning of spring. Exhibits and offerings vary from year to year. (Spring)
The Spring Hill Fall Festival will mark 67 years of family fun in 2020. A parade, crafts, games, pony rides and bounce houses offer entertainment aplenty as the smell of funnel cakes and other treats fill the air. The crowd heads downtown in the evening for more vendor and a street dance. (September) A variety of all and Christmas events round out the year.
Spring Hill City Lake
Sycamore Ridge Golf Course