South Lyon is filled with Twelve walk-able blocks filled with salons, shops, and fabulous dining located at the intersection of Lake & Lafayette streets. Downtown South Lyon is a traditional hometown shopping and dining experience with over 100 stores, restaurants and services including the famous South Lyon Hotel.
Founded in 1832, South Lyon was originally called Thompson's Corner.
Today it's known for its historic and charming downtown, numerous family-friendly festivals, top-notch parks and excellent schools. The City of South Lyon offers an unparalleled quality of life nestled in a rural setting yet just minutes from Brighton, Howell, Milford and Northville.
Just a few of the reasons that Downtown South Lyon continues to be a vibrant place for the past 175 years:
Salem-South Lyon District Library. The newly expanded Salem-South Lyon District Library opened for business on May 2, 1998. The 15,000 sq. ft. facility is being financed by a $2.5 million bond issue approved by voters in May 1995. The building is designed to accomodate an expansion from 22,000 volumes to 60,000 volumes.
The City has over 200 acres of parkland including: McHattie Park, Volunteer Park, Paul Baker Memorial Park (Fountain Park), Andover Park, Columbia Park and the Huron Valley Rail Trail. Learn more about our parks here.
McHattie Park: Located in the heart of the City of South Lyon just off Lafayette Street, this nearly 15 acre park has something for everyone, including playground equipment, little league ball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, sledding hill, outdoor ice skating and hockey rink, along with plenty of open spaces for picnics and outdoor fun. McHattie Park is also home to the historic Witch's Hat Depot Museum, the Freight House and the Victorian Gazebo. A great place to walk the dog, take the children to play or just enjoy the views from a park bench.
Paul Baker Memorial Park: At the intersection of Lake Street and Reynold Sweet Parkway, along the Huron Valley Rail Trail, you'll find the Paul Baker Memorial Park. With a beautiful fountain and gazebo, this small park is a great place to stop and rest as you make your way along the trail.