Throughout the 19th century, the city of Mason was the center of Ingham County. When Lansing later became the state capital, the Ingham County seat remained in Mason – giving Michigan the distinction of being the only state in the country with a capital city outside the county seat.
The 55th Judicial District Court has four divisions – Civil, Criminal, Probation, and Traffic – and is located at 341 S. Jefferson, Mason, Michigan.
Explore the Area Around the 55th Judicial District Court
The 55th Judicial District Court is surrounded by well-preserved turn-of-the-century buildings, walking trails, skate parks, and museums.
The city of Mason has something for everyone. Here are some of the must-see places when you’re in town.
1. Brimley’s Pumpkin Farm
This organically grown pumpkin farm offers a low-key, no-frills experience that lets you enjoy a slow, quiet stroll through the U-Pick pumpkin patch every autumn. Here you will find all the pumpkin varieties you can imagine – white, warty, and gourds perfect for Halloween.
2. Rayner Park
Rayner Park is sprawled across 62 acres of land and divided into three sections. The park’s entrance takes you to a shaded picnic grove overlooking connected ponds. Then there’s a basketball court and an open field for those who want to break a sweat. Finally, the wooded area features a secluded trail for hikers and leashed dogs.
3. Corrigan Oil Speedway
Get your heart pumping with weekly track racing at the Corrigan Oil Speedway from May to September. There’s a category for everyone – Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Late Model Sportsmen, Modifieds, Outlaw Front Wheel Drives, Pony Stocks, Legends, and Figure Eights.
4. Shawhaven Farm
This family-operated farm has been in Mason since 1947. City folks get to experience farm life up close with special events tailored for the season.
If you’re in town for spring, you can enjoy Maple Sugaring Days. Pancake breakfasts and hands-on demonstrations are the highlights of the event. And during the annual Lamb Festival, over 150 lambs descend from the mountains ranging from newborn to three months old.
Fall ushers in Halloween, which means it’s time for Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, and Haunted House. Enjoy a free tractor ride and pick your own pumpkins, or find your way through the 8-acre maze in the valley. At night, the farm hosts haunted events such as The Dead Maze, Samara’s Boarding House, and the Wagons of Fear. There are three thrilling escape rooms to choose from – and these are definitely not for the fainthearted!
As December rolls in, the farm puts up more than 90,000 lights as part of the Holiday Lights on the Farm winter event. View them on a tractor-drawn wagon ride and enjoy some hot chocolate when you reach the barn.
5. Bond Skate Park
Another adventure for the bold and sporty, the Bond Skate Park houses two skating rinks in one place. Designed by Team Pain, the 12,000-square-foot park is perfect for skateboarders and in-line skaters. Meanwhile, the tournament-size hockey rink is open to roller hockey enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.
Need legal representation in Mason?
Although Mason is the county seat, many courtrooms are located in Lansing, MI. If you are in Mason and need legal advice, don’t hesitate to call us. The team of personal injury lawyers at The Clark Law Office is one of the best in Ingham County and is always ready to serve you.