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#1 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
For hiking, snow-shoeing, xc-skiing or off-road trails, check out the Vasa or Boardman River Trail (my fav), both offer excellent opportunities to view wildlife & connect with nature.
Along the West Bay, into small neighborhoods, along railroad tracks behind industrial park, between cemetery and airport, through some woods, then along (above) the East Bay.
Falling Waters Trail Jackson 59.1 km 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.
The early morning hours has nature alive with deer, rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels.
Clinch Park Traverse City
#2 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
A paved walking, biking, and running path links all park areas along the shoreline; it's a beautiful urban asset!!!
We love to see movies at the Bijou in Clinch Park, plus take kids to the water fountain to play, or take a walk and enjoy the beautiful views from the marina.
Grand Traverse Bay Traverse City
#3 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
The land adjacent to the shoreline throughout Traverse City is an open space park setting with access to the shoreline and a bicycle/walking paved trail along the length of the southern end of Traverse Bay shoreline.
I stopped at a couple of the waterfront parks along the West Grand Traverse Bay, and another on the East Grand Traverse Bay, just to see the beautiful crystal clear water and enjoy a stroll on the beach when it wa...
Potter Park Zoo Lansing 1.8 km away
#1 of 17 Nature & Parks in Lansing
Very clean and well laid out, the wooded park has a huge picnic and play area with grills, slides and swings and a concession stand.
Set within the even larger Potter Park, this AZA zoo specializes in rare and endangered animals, mammals, birds, reptiles.
4-H Children's Garden East Lansing 6.6 km away
#1 of 3 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.
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Old Mission
I visited Old Mission Lighthouse Park and explored inside the lighthouse and was amazed at all of the details about this historic old lighthouse that are inside.
Small park with a small lighthouse and log cabin.
River Trail Lansing 3.4 km 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.
The Lansing Region is so blessed to have this great trail in downtown, going out east to MSU and south to Hawk Island Park.
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Williamsburg
Traverse City State Park Traverse City
#4 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
From the Park, you can easily access the TART bike trail and ride to town (about 4 miles).
The TART bike hike trail runs directly behind the park and is accessible though a gate in the back.
#2 of 3 Nature & Parks in East Lansing
Sleepy Hollow State Park Laingsburg 24.4 km away
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Laingsburg
Sleepy Hollow is a large State Park full of many great trails and a large no-wake lake.
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.
Bryant Park Traverse City
#5 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
I stopped by Bryant Park towards the end of the day, after driving out the Peninsula to enjoy the views, and walking in the sand, feeling the warm water on my feet was a delightful, calming way to wind down from m...
When the weather is decent Bryant Park is great for reading books, having picnics, doing yoga asanas and much more.
#1 of 1 Nature & Parks in Interlochen
We stayed in the park a couple days but the park is close to Sleeping Bear Dunes and also stuff to do in Traverse City.Good food options were nearby in Interlochen and there's a decent grocery store right outside...
Best park and beach on inland lake
Hawk Island Park Lansing 4.5 km 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 58.2 km 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.
Long Lake Traverse City
#6 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
Haserot Beach Traverse City
#7 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
The Botanic Garden Traverse City
#8 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
We've had the please of visiting a number of botanical gardens, but The Botanical Garden at Historic Barns Park has to be the most unique setting of all.
Waterloo Recreation Area Chelsea 57.1 km 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.
Fitzgerald Park Grand Ledge 17.5 km 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.
The park Hassan base ball field, picnic table and two playgrounds, one for all kids and the other for small children.
Spider Lake Traverse City
#9 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
a beautiful clear lake with sandy beaches -- the state park / small island and sand bar is a great place to hang out for the day
Ionia State Recreation Area Ionia 52.7 km away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Ionia
Sand Lakes Quiet Area Williamsburg
#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in Williamsburg
Close by, just north of Traverse City, beautiful nature area with miles of well marked trails for summer and winter fun.
Now if they could just stop the passenger jets :) You can park in the parking lot at the northwest corner or camp at Guernsey Lake state forest campground on the east side.
Woldumar Nature Center Lansing 8.2 km away
#4 of 17 Nature & Parks in Lansing
Really awesome place, close to Lansing, to just get away into nature, or near the river.
Howell Nature Center Howell 54.8 km 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.
They provide the background stories of where the animals were rescued from or what brought them to the nature center.
Carl G. Fenner Nature Center Lansing 3.8 km away
#5 of 17 Nature & Parks in Lansing
If you love nature without the frills and want to actually learn about plants animals and habitat in MI this is the place - trails abound and the inside facility gives a wealth of information about all living crea...
Handicapper accessible trails, picnic areas, a pavilion, and a nature center with live animals and interpretive nature exhibits.
#10 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
It really is a place to sit and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of nature.
Boardman River Traverse City
#11 of 23 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
Serenity and unity with Mother Nature in the beautiful Boardman
The river offers a number of different areas where you can park and get on/get off.
Harris Nature Center Okemos 14.9 km 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.