Serving as the seat of county government as well as the hub of education, culture, and healthcare for the region, Jackson is a small but well-developed city. One of the historic and recreational highlights is the 995-acre High Falls State Park, preserving the remnants of a former 1800s industrial town. A scenic waterfall hike along the Towaliga River leads to the gristmill foundation or the 650-acre lake. Tent and trailer sites, a swimming pool, miniature golf, pioneer campsites, and a group shelter are among the amenities. A full-service hospital, an active retail district, good public schools, wonderful historic sites, and wonderful annual celebrations and events add to the quality of life in this small but vibrant city.