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Falling Waters Trail Jackson 36.7 mi away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Jackson
I usually park at the New Leaf Park on Fourth St., then take the MLK equality trail (formerly the inter-city trail) that connects with Falling Waters Trail.
From biking with friends, going on solo runs, fishing from spots and just going for a walk with the park.
Frankfort Beach Frankfort
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Frankfort
This is a wonderful park, complete with a pier into lake Michigan, two person swings just on the shoreline, perfect for a romantic view of the sunset or (God forbid) the sunrise!
It`s a great place to just chill out anytime and become one with nature.
Potter Park Zoo Lansing 1.4 mi away
#1 of 17 Nature & Parks in Lansing
Set within the even larger Potter Park, this AZA zoo specializes in rare and endangered animals, mammals, birds, reptiles.
Potter Park Zoo has been a favorite destination for over 50 years, loved it as a child, loved it as a parent and now as a grandparent.
Crystal Lake Frankfort
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in Frankfort
Loved the lake and surrounding areas for day trips, visited the Sleeping Bear Dunes State Park, Lake Michigan, Traverse City, and Mackinac Island, all short trips from the Crystal Lake region.
Crystal Mountain Thompsonville
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Thompsonville
... biking, evening chairlift rides to an outdoor mountaintop bar, indoor and outdoor pools, little kids water park, high ropes, rock climbing wall, an art park, restaurants from simple to fancy, golf, a treasure ...
If you are a skier, you know about this place...but they have a wonderful spa, water park in the summer, hotel, condos, cross country skiing trails, events, restaurants...everything you need for a day trip or long...
4-H Children's Garden East Lansing 4.1 mi away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in East Lansing
The flowers are beautiful, the maze is fun, frogs hide from view in the pond, and children can learn about so many aspects of nature across the garden.
It is free, there is a parked my fee, but if you park at the back of MSU gardens you can park free.
Betsie Valley Trail Frankfort
#3 of 3 Nature & Parks in Frankfort
Starting at Cannon Park in Frankfort and ending in downtown Beulah, you get a small town tour, ride through meadows, forests, riverside, Crystal Lake and into downtown Beulah.
Ride bikes of course, and start in Beulah at the park in town that has the pickleball and tennis courts.
River Trail Lansing 2.1 mi away
#2 of 17 Nature & Parks in Lansing
It's paved the whole way and it winds through areas throughout the city and then takes you into the woods, along the river, into parks, over bridges, and "scenic" overlooks.
Excellent park! Stuff for the kids, trails to walk and ride, clean and safe.
Michigan State University Horticultural Gardens East Lansing 4.1 mi away
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in East Lansing
Sleepy Hollow State Park Laingsburg 15.2 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Laingsburg
Great place to find on an impromptu family road trip!The beach is very well maintained and the park staff is very helpful and friendly.
While tent camping at Sleepy Hollow State Park, we thoroughly enjoyed the sandy beach on Lake Ovid, our shady campsite on the northside of the campground, the children's playground area, and disc golf course.
Hawk Island Park Lansing 2.8 mi away
#3 of 17 Nature & Parks in Lansing
Amazing park for the family - a real gem!
Hawk Island is a fabulous place to take the whole family and enjoy a formal swimming area and water park complete with a giant water slide and giant pools.
Lakelands Trail State Park Pinckney 36.2 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Pinckney
... ride lots of wildlife bald eagles crosses over the beautiful Huron River one of the nicest bike trail parks in this part of the United States wide enough to pass people safely Horse Trail along next to the pav...
The Lakeland Trial is an excellent way to view nature at it's very best.
Fitzgerald Park Grand Ledge 10.9 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Grand Ledge
This is a remarkable park with many trails along the Ledges and you can walk under the historic train trestle.
Beautiful park! Plenty to see and great if you have children.
Platte Point Beach Honor
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Honor
You can park at the Lake township park or at the NLSP parking area (both require a fee unless you have a pass) and float the last 1/4 miles or so of the river to Lake Michigan.The parking is on Lake Michigan Dr. w...
There are two options for parking: Cars displaying the National Park tag ($15 for visit or $10 Senior Citizen lifetime) may park free in the NPS lots (small one on the right as you enter, larger one on the left).
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Waterloo Recreation Area Chelsea 35.5 mi away
#1 of 5 Nature & Parks in Chelsea
We also took part of several programs including nature crafts, nature programs and even searching for crayfish in the Mill creek.
Portage hosts were amazing as well as the Park staff.
Howell Nature Center Howell 34.0 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Howell
This is a very quiet nature preserve with walking paths, sitting/reflecting areas, picnic areas, rehabbed animals in a nice setting.
The Howell Nature Center is a must visit location in the city, for kids of all ages.
Ionia State Recreation Area Ionia 32.7 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Ionia
Woldumar Nature Center Lansing 5.1 mi away
#4 of 17 Nature & Parks in Lansing
Really awesome place, close to Lansing, to just get away into nature, or near the river.
Carl G. Fenner Nature Center Lansing 2.4 mi away
#5 of 17 Nature & Parks in Lansing
There is a particularly beautiful trail through a meadow, abundant water and even a random totem pole to see, so this park is definitely worth a visit.
The staff was great, our guide led all of the kids on a nature hike through the woods and had them identify several things found in nature and mark them.
Harris Nature Center Okemos 9.3 mi away
#1 of 7 Nature & Parks in Okemos
Harris Nature Center continues to develop nature displays, walking trails, and many varied programs for youth and adults.
Lovely little nature park with a building that features local animals and frogs and snakes.
Patriarche Park East Lansing 4.3 mi away
#3 of 4 Nature & Parks in East Lansing
Ball diamonds, tennis courts, foot paths, picnic areas and playground equipment make this park a nice spot for family visits.
Patriarche Park (used to be known as Alton Park) is a family friendly park.
Miner's Beach Shingleton 34.0 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Shingleton
The park area itself is well kept.
Homestead Dam Benzonia
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Benzonia
Lake Lansing Park South Haslett 7.5 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Haslett
Between it and the road is a well shaded very old park with many grill and picnic stations, a pavilion and an amphitheater which has live music every friday night throughout the summer.
Lake Lansing Park South has a sandy beach, concession stand, restrooms, and shade trees.
Granger Meadows Park Lansing 3.0 mi away
#6 of 17 Nature & Parks in Lansing
... and a gift to the township in all that it has to offer....brick and mortar well-kept bathrooms, safe and varied playground, sledding hill, cleared walkways, nature walk, koi pond, pavilions, basketball court.
What ya wanna do, baseball, soccer, football, walk with you're dog, stroll a path throughout the park,.
McCurdy Park and Historical Village Corunna 28.0 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Corunna
Great little park with historic significance
The park was clean, lots of families having picnics, birthday party and just playing.
Elberta Beach Elberta
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Elberta
Burchfield Park Holt 8.7 mi away
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Holt
The park has amazing trails, disc golf, picnic areas, swimming pond and playgrounds.
Huge natural park
DTE Energy Foundation Trail Chelsea 34.8 mi away
#2 of 5 Nature & Parks in Chelsea
Portland Riverwalk Portland 20.5 mi away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Portland
It loops through most of the parks in the city; at least half of it runs adjacent to the Grand or Lookingglass Rivers.