Spring Hill Area

If you like golfing, antiquing, crafts or just taking a walk then you’ll enjoy Spring Hill, a charming, friendly community with lots of outdoor space to play.  It’s the perfect place to spend a morning of shopping, eating and sight-seeing before soaking in the sun at Hillsdale Lake. 

Historic Charm
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 lots of wonderful DIY craft ideas from owner Debra Chester. 

Spring Hill’s historic downtown is starting to blossom once again 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.

Award-winning Golf

Sycamore Ridge Golf Course has been rated as the No. 1 course in Kansas City by Golf Digest, as well as the No. 1 public golf course in the state of Kansas by Zagat.  People travel from across the Midwest to play its 18 holes of superb Bentgrass.  The front nine holes are primarily gentle rolling hills, followed by the elevated, wooded hills of the back nine. 

After golf, travel across U.S. Highway 169 to The Bowery Complex, including an indoor-outdoor event space for groups up to 200 and a new microbrewery, Red Crow Brewing Company. Enjoy a variety of microbrews as well as food from a variety of local food trucks.

Good Eats

K&M Bar-B-Q and Catering calls itself the “best BBQ on the planet” and for good reason.  The Wall Street Journal recently 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.

Fishing, Hunting, Hiking
Hillsdale Lake draws about one 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-size, state-of-the-art marina provides boat rentals, fuel and 163 slips and 35 personal watercraft HydroPorts, as well as a convenience store carrying bait, fishing supplies and camping equipment.  

The Hillsdale Shooting Range and Training Facility at Hillsdale Lake is now open, with 50-yard and 100-yard ranges available to the public. A trap/skeet area and a 200-yard range are also under development.  All Hillsdale Lake activities are located 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 beginners through experts.  Horse boarding is also available at their facility.
Beyond Hillsdale Lake, the smaller, quieter Spring Hill City Lake has 40 acres of surface area and features a wide variety of fish, including crappie, blue gill, largemouth bass and channel cat.  Melvin Murry Park also offers fishing for every skill level.

Farmers Market
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 veggies.  It is sponsored by the Spring Hill Baptist Church. (Mother’s Day through start of school)

A Festival for Every Season
The 5th 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 62 years of family fun in 2016.  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 all-town party, including the lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas tree.  There are photos with Santa, carolers, refreshments, and kids’ crafts and activities, all in a quaint downtown setting that is the quintessence of small-town Christmas.  (December)