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Brooklyn is a lovely little village nestled in the heart of the Irish Hills in southeast Michigan. It is surrounded by more than fifty lakes within a ten-mile radius, giving it the slogan "Heart of the Lakes." The town of Brooklyn itself is situated between Lake Columbia and Vineyard Lake, at the headwaters of the Raisin River, making it the perfect base for a vacation getaway. Lake Columbia is a private lake, but three other lakes in the area, Wamplers Lake, Clark Lake and Vineyard Lake, all contain parks and offer visitors a variety of recreational fun. Walter J. Hayes State Park is located at Wamplers Lake and the two other lakes contain county parks. Activities include swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking and golf. Come wintertime, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are popular sports. The Michigan International Speedway is located in the Irish Hills near Brooklyn, and other area attractions include the Prehistoric Forest, Mystery Hill and Stagecoach Stop U.S.A. The Hidden Lake Gardens is located on M-50 in the Irish Hills and includes six miles of winding, one-way road linking the different areas of interest in the gardens. There are also more than five miles of marked hiking trails in the woods and meadows of Hidden Lake Gardens. For shopping and dining needs, Brooklyn offers a downtown area, along with two mini-plazas and a shopping mall.

Surrounding areas: Hillsdale, Michigan (23.4 mi), Ann Arbor, Michigan (28.6 mi), Pinckney, Michigan (28.7 mi), West Branch, Michigan (37.7 mi)

Brooklyn Vacation Rentals

Brooklyn Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hojo Inn6027 Ann Arbor RdJackson, MI12.2 mi.(517) 764-3820
Baymont Inn & Suites2035 N Service DrJackson, MI12.4 mi.(517) 789-6000
Country Inn & Suites3506 O'neill DrJackson, MI12.4 mi.(517) 788-6400
Motel 6 - Jackson830 Royal DrJackson, MI14.5 mi.(517) 789-7186
Jackson Country Hearth Inn1111 Boardman RdJackson, MI14.6 mi.(517) 783-6404
Super 8 Jackson2001 Shirley DrJackson, MI14.8 mi.(800) 800-8000
Holiday Inn2000 Holiday Inn DrJackson, MI14.9 mi.(517) 783-2681
Baymont Inn & Suites2035 Holiday Inn DrJackson, MI15.0 mi.(517) 789-6000
Comfort Inn & Suites2435 Shirley DrJackson, MI15.1 mi.(517) 439-3297
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Jackson2395 Shirley DrJackson, MI15.1 mi.(517) 784-7877
Carlton Lodge-adrian1629 W Maumee StAdrian, MI16.6 mi.(517) 263-7000
Days Inn Adrian1575 W Maumee StAdrian, MI16.6 mi.(517) 263-5741
Comfort Inn & Conference CTR1645 Commerce Park DrChelsea, MI17.4 mi.(734) 423-8000
Holiday Inn Express-Chelsea1540 Commerce Park DrChelsea, MI17.5 mi.(734) 433-1600
Holiday Inn Express-Adrian1077 W US 223Adrian, MI18.0 mi.(517) 265-5700
Super 8 -Adrian1091 US 223Adrian, MI18.0 mi.(517) 265-8888
Best Western Executive Plaza2900 Jackson RdAnn Arbor, MI26.1 mi.(734) 665-4444
Weber's Inn3050 Jackson AveAnn Arbor, MI26.4 mi.(734) 769-2500
Super 8 Ann Arbor2910 Jackson AveAnn Arbor, MI26.6 mi.(734) 741-8888
Candlewood Suites701 Waymarket WayAnn Arbor, MI27.0 mi.(734) 663-2818
Comfort Inn3501 S State StAnn Arbor, MI27.6 mi.(734) 761-8838
Crowne Plaza Hotel-ann Arbor610 Hilton BlvdAnn Arbor, MI27.6 mi.(734) 761-7800
Holiday Inn Express & Suites-ann Arbor600 Hilton BlvdAnn Arbor, MI27.6 mi.(734) 761-2929
Motel 6 - Ann Arbor3764 S State StAnn Arbor, MI27.6 mi.(734) 665-9900
Residence Inn By Marriott Ann Arbor800 Victors WayAnn Arbor, MI27.7 mi.(734) 996-5666
Fairfield Inn3785 BoardwalkAnn Arbor, MI27.8 mi.(800) 228-2800
Hampton Inn South - Ann Arbor925 Victors WayAnn Arbor, MI27.8 mi.(734) 665-5000
Courtyard By Marriott Ann Arbor3205 BoardwalkAnn Arbor, MI27.9 mi.(734) 995-5900
Extended Stay Deluxe3265 Boardwalk DrAnn Arbor, MI27.9 mi.(734) 997-7623
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Ann Arbor3285 BoardwalkAnn Arbor, MI27.9 mi.(734) 995-5200
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites3155 BoardwalkAnn Arbor, MI27.9 mi.(734) 213-1900
Sheraton Inn Ann Arbor3200 BoardwalkAnn Arbor, MI27.9 mi.(734) 996-0600
Bell Tower Hotel300 S Thayer StAnn Arbor, MI28.7 mi.(734) 769-3010
Comfort Inn & Business Center2455 Captenter RdAnn Arbor, MI29.1 mi.(734) 973-6100
Extended Stay America1501 Briarwood Circle DrAnn Arbor, MI29.1 mi.(734) 332-1980
Hampton Inn - Ann Arbor North2300 GRN RdAnn Arbor, MI29.1 mi.(734) 996-4444
Hawthorn Suites3535 GRN CTAnn Arbor, MI29.1 mi.(734) 327-0011
Sleep Inn & Suites1230 Dexter StMilan, MI29.3 mi.(734) 439-1400
Bed & Breakfast
Gladstone House Bed & Breakfast2865 GladstoneAnn Arbor, MI28.9 mi.(734) 769-0404

Brooklyn Weather & Climate

The southeast lower section of Michigan has four seasons and due to its location near Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, it does experience lake effect, such as increased cloudiness during late fall and early winter. Summer precipitation comes in the form of showers and thunderstorms, but prolonged periods of humidity are rare. The Great Lakes also act as a giant "heat sink," which helps moderate the temperatures of the surrounding land, cooling summers and warming winters. It is also a natural humidifier, and this causes an increase in the moisture content in the air, creating heavier snowfalls in the winter. Average annual snowfall is 36 inches, but varies greatly from year to year. Michigan is on the fringe of the Midwest tornado belt, but sees less of this activity than other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 14°F 1.41 in. -
February 33°F 16°F 1.23 in. -
March 44°F 25°F 2.04 in. -
April 57°F 35°F 2.74 in. -
May 69°F 46°F 2.90 in. -
June 79°F 55°F 3.26 in. -
July 82°F 59°F 3.25 in. -
August 80°F 57°F 3.48 in. -
September 72°F 50°F 3.44 in. -
October 60°F 39°F 2.32 in. -
November 46°F 30°F 2.54 in. -
December 34°F 20°F 2.06 in. -

Brooklyn Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Willow Run airport (YIP) located about 37 miles east of Brooklyn in Detroit, Michigan, the Toledo Express airport (TOL) located approximately 42 miles southeast of Brooklyn in Toledo, Ohio, the Detroit Metro Wayne County airport (DTW) located roughly 46 miles east of Brooklyn in Detroit, Michigan, and finally the Capital City airport (LAN) located around 49 miles northwest of Brooklyn in Lansing, Michigan.

Brooklyn Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersLivoniaMI49.3 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN50.5 mi.
JeepersAuburn HillsMI65.5 mi.
JeepersRosevilleMI72.3 mi.
Putt N' Pond Speed ParkFostoriaOH78.4 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI49.9 mi.
Waterford Oaks County ParkWaterfordMI59.7 mi.
Red Oaks WaterparkMadison HeightsMI64.0 mi.
Four Bears Water ParkUticaMI71.7 mi.
Soak City Water ParkSanduskyOH91.4 mi.
Andersen Water ParkSaginawMI92.0 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI93.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Clark Lake Golf CourseBrooklynMI 
Greenbriar BrooklynBrooklynMI 
Hills Heart of the Lakes Golf CourseBrooklynMI 
Irish Hills Short Course & RangeBrooklynMI 
Lake Leann Golf CourseSomersetMI7.7 mi.
Calderone Farms Golf ClubGrass LakeMI10.2 mi.
Twin Knolls Golf CourseGrass LakeMI10.2 mi.
Cascade Short Course & Driving RangeJacksonMI12.1 mi.
Cascades Golf CourseJacksonMI12.1 mi.
Gauss Green ValleyJacksonMI12.1 mi.
Gracewil Pines Golf CourseJacksonMI12.1 mi.
Hickory Hills Golf CourseJacksonMI12.1 mi.
Lakeland Hills Golf CourseJacksonMI12.1 mi.
Sharp Park Golf CourseJacksonMI12.1 mi.
Sparrow Hawk Golf CourseJacksonMI12.1 mi.
Waterloo Golf CourseGrass LakeMI16.4 mi.
Raisin Valley Golf ClubTecumsehMI17.4 mi.
Pierce Lake Golf CourseChelseaMI18.3 mi.
Reddeman Farms Golf ClubChelseaMI18.3 mi.
Evergreen Golf CourseHudsonMI18.4 mi.
Centerview Golf CourseAdrianMI18.7 mi.
Wolf Creek Golf ClubAdrianMI18.7 mi.
Woodlawn Golf ClubAdrianMI18.7 mi.
Hankered Hills Golf CoursePleasant LakeMI19.5 mi.
Burr Oak Golf CourseParmaMI20.1 mi.
Concord Hills Golf CourseConcordMI20.6 mi.
Whiffletree Hill Golf CourseConcordMI20.6 mi.
Mill Race Golf CourseJonesvilleMI22.8 mi.
White Oaks Public Golf CourseHillsdaleMI23.4 mi.
Willow Creek Golf ClubStockbridgeMI24.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Alpine ValleyWhite LakeMI53.8 mi.
Swiss ValleyJonesMI80.9 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI85.3 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI90.3 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI96.8 mi.
Apple MountainFreelandMI98.3 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI116.9 mi.
State Parks
Hayes State ParkMI6.8 mi. 
Sindecuse Museum of DentistryAnn ArborMI29.1 mi.(History)
Plymouth Historical MuseumPlymouthMI43.8 mi.(History)
Monroe County Historical MuseumMonroeMI45.6 mi.(History)
Michigan Historical MuseumLansingMI46.0 mi.(History)
Impress 5 Science CenterLansingMI46.0 mi.(Science)
Toledo's AtticToledoOH46.9 mi.(History)
Toledo Museum of ArtToledoOH46.9 mi.(Art)
Kingman MuseumBattle CreekMI49.9 mi.(Science)
Wyandotte MuseumWyandotteMI56.8 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI46.0 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH46.9 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI49.9 mi.
Belle Isle AquariumRoyal OakMI62.3 mi.
Belle Isle ZooRoyal OakMI62.3 mi.
Detroit Zoological ParkDetroitMI63.5 mi.
African Safari Wildlife ParkPort ClintonOH79.0 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN81.3 mi.
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN107.0 mi.

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