At the highest point overlooking Gull Lake in Hickory Corners sits a historic home that you can tour for free.

The Kellogg Manor was built in the mid-1920s and served as a summer home to W.K. Kellogg and his wife, Dr. Carrie Staines Kellogg. In an effort to preserve the legacy of W.K. Kellogg, his work, and his philosophies, the home was restored in 2000 and is now open to the public.

By chance, I happened to be visiting a nearby beach when my significant other discovered that the Kellogg Manor was practically next door. So, we took a quick 20 minutes out of our day and took the tour:

Inside the Kellogg Manor That You Can Tour Free of Charge

The Kellogg Manor, sitting on the highest point on Gull Lake, has been in the area since 1925. Now, it's available for public, self-guided tours at no cost.

Tours are allowed Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. As stated above, the tours are free however, there is a donation box where, should you feel compelled, you can drop a few dollars to help with upkeep. On the website for the Kellogg Manor, they do suggest you call ahead just in case any large groups have booked the home. Speaking of which, you can rent the home for major events like weddings. See more here.

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W.K.'s brother, John Harvey Kellogg, also made a name for himself thanks, in part, to his sanitorium that he ran in Battle Creek. In fact, there was a (mostly fictional) movie made about the Battle Creek sanitorium back in 1994. Read more below:

If historic homes are your thing, one recently hit the market in Allegan. Check it out:

Newly Remodeled Historic Allegan Home Hits the Market

Sitting on 1 acre of land, this property was formerly home to the Allegan County Community Foundation and is now a private residence.