Our visit was to visit the Henry Ford Museum, Lake Erie, and to do some walking. The house is about 35 minutes from the museum, which worked out fine for us. Sterling State Park is about 3 minutes away, and is a really nice park for walking and seeing the birds of the marsh areas. We also saw a river otter! Sterling also has a very nice beach and swim area. There is a $10 day use charge. I also recommend going to the Raisin River National Park visitor center to learn about a very important Revolutionary War area. We love learning new history info! The only drawback was the private beach in the listing. It is a little patch of sand, and not really a place we felt we wanted to swim. The house was as listed, with what we needed for cooking and sleeping.