24 Hours in Tecumseh

If you’re lucky enough to have 24 hours, or even the entire weekend, in Tecumseh there are many ways to enjoy your stay. Check out these trip ideas that will have you busy for the day. Don’t be surprised if you’re planning a return getaway or extending your stay!

A group of people kayaking on a river
Kayaking in Tecumseh | Photo Courtesy of Tecumseh Paddling Co

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Pop into Levs Bakery for true hometown baked goods. Grab a delicious cinnamon roll, long john, or glazed raised donut and a coffee to take with you.

Spend the morning getting back to nature. Hit the trails to hike or bike, or head to the water trail for an adventure on the three mile looped water trail. Don’t have a canoe or kayak? Rent one from Tecumseh Paddling Company. In addition to rentals, Tecumseh Paddling Company also offers guided tours and more.

After getting some fresh air, head downtown to see what’s happening. Downtown Tecumseh hosts many events throughout the year. Check out an antique shop, or if you skipped breakfast head to Salsaria’s Mexican Restaurant for lunch.

Kick off lunch with guac, queso, chips and your choice of homemade salsa. The salsas are made fresh every day. Try a signature entrée like the Loaded Shrimp Bowl. This fresh yet sweet and spicy dish incorporates roasted black beans, corn, grilled shrimp and a sweet habanero glaze in a rice bowl.

You’re guaranteed to want to walk around a bit after lunch. Spend the afternoon exploring downtown, finding treasures to take home with you or gifts for loved ones. Here are just a few of the many places to check out:

Stop into Paper Street Soap for handmade bath and body goodies. The artists at Paper Street Soap create soaps, candles, bath bombs and more. The also carry a wide variety of products from other talented artists from around the state.

Display of soap products on a table in a store.
Paper Street Soap Company | Photo Courtesy of Place + Main Advisors

For a bit of nostalgia step into J-Bar Hobbies. This toy shop showcases model trains including kits for building a train community, toys, games and more. Make sure to ask if the train isn’t running, they’ll happily run it for you!

Looking for unique or hard to find culinary gifts? A stop at The Boulevard Market is a must. Artisan cheeses, specialty foods, wine and craft beer, along with gifts fill the shop.

Cooler display case of cheese products in a store
The Boulevard Market | Photo Courtesy of Place + Main Advisors

Need an afternoon sweet treat? Stop into The Vault for ice cream or gelato. Don’t forget to grab a bag from the Chocolate Snacking Collection. These bite-sized pieces of dark chocolate are perfect to nibble on.

For the fashionista, stop into The Eve and Annie Boutique. Carrying the latest clothing and accessories, you’re sure to find a trendy new outfit.

Make sure to wander into Martin’s Home Center at the Ace Hardware store. Unique gifts, fun kitchen gadgets and more!

In the evening, experience the excitement of a live performance at the Tecumseh Center for the Arts. Chart-topping bands, comedy acts, dance and theater performances will light up the stage and have you entertained.

Stay the night, or the weekend, in a charming downtown suite. The Union Block Suites offers four unique suites in the newly rehabbed 1849 historic building. Each suite is adorned with pieces representing the building and time period.