Richland is a small village in Kalamazoo County, located less than 10 miles northeast of downtown Kalamazoo. The Richland area is known for its quaint downtown, abundance of gorgeous dense forests, winding back roads, and quite a few inland lakes! The most notable lake is Gull Lake, which is located mostly in Richland but also extends to areas of Hickory Corners. Because of the close proximity between the two, and since most people don't see county lines when visiting somewhere new, we included places from Hickory Corners in this awesome list!


Places to Visit



Kellogg Bird Sanctuary

The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary conserves native habitat for migratory and resident birds and helps people gain environmental awareness about our past, present, and future through research, education, and outreach.    


W.K. Kellogg Manor House 

The former estate of the Kellogg Company founder, the W.K. Kellogg Manor House is located on Gull Lake and has been restored to its original grandeur. The W.K. Kellogg Manor House and beautiful gardens can provide a romantic and memorable day.




Outdoor Sports & Activities




Gull Lake Marine Boat Rentals

Available seven days a week, rent pontoon boats, Hobie paddle boards and kayaks, tubes, surfboards, and wakeboards! Choose a four- or eight-hour rental, 10:00 am—7:00 pm. Want to learn to surf? Gull Lake Marine also runs a surf camp! Need just to fill up your tank? Their gas dock is available for all boats to fuel up.


Gull Lake View

Southwestern Michigan’s idyllic lake country is the backdrop for its six championship golf courses, each of which has earned a rating from Golf Digest of 4.5 stars or higher. Designed to balance our landscape's unique beauty and terrain challenges with pure enjoyment and recreation, these world-class courses offer a special experience for golfers.


Richland Area Community Center Trails 

Walk, run, or hike the trails! There is a 1/4-mile paved loop, a picnic area, a gazebo, and 22 acres of mowed trails through forest and open grassy areas. Enjoy the beauty and wonder of the outdoors!








Gull Meadow Farms

Gull Meadow Farms has been helping families make lasting memories for over 10 years. The farm provides safe, family fun. Enjoy family activities such as an apple orchard, a greenhouse, and a pumpkin patch. Don’t forget to grab some of West Michigan’s most delicious donuts and award-winning cider from their market!    


Gilmore Car Museum

Today, the Gilmore Car Museum is North America’s largest auto museum with nearly 400 vehicles on display and over 189,000 square feet of exhibit space. The Museum’s 90-acre Historic Campus features numerous vintage structures including a restored and fully-functioning 1941 Silk City Diner, a recreated 1930s Shell Station, six onsite Partner Museums, and so much more.    




Dine by the Lake


The Dock at Bayview


The Dock at Bayview

Located just off the bay of Gull Lake, The Dock at Bayveiew offers an enjoyable atmosphere for everyone. In the spring and summer months, enjoy the outside deck, which offers sunsets and views of beautiful Gull Lake, or in colder months, enjoy dinner next to their cozy fireplace inside.    



Combining time-tested staples like burgers, pizzas and salads with a constantly evolving list of seasonal items such as pulled pork and smoked chicken wings, the menu at NEDS is sure to contain something for everyone. They insist on using only the freshest local ingredients and creating every dish from scratch.






Dine in Town


Up North Sandwich & Pasty

Richland Pub 

The Richland Pub has been a fixture in the village for over 60 years! A great place to meet with friends and family or hang out after a round of golf. The extensive menu is sure to have something to fit your tastes. Their iced beer tower always has great craft beers on tap.    


Up North Sandwich & Pasty Co.

The signature item is the Pasty, but the Up North Sandwich & Pasty Co. offers other sandwich options, salads, and a variety of sweets!      


The Local 

The Local is a hometown restaurant with amazing food and friendly folks. It has everything you need to enjoy a great night out with the family, meet up with friends, or gather with a group.