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Nara Nature Park

47375 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI
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Ranked #3 of 6 attractions in Houghton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Madison, WI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My friends and I walked the boardwalk, which was across the street from the larger portion of the Nature Park. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous and the boardwalk made it easy to navigate, although one portion was a bit slanted to the side--would have been difficult for those in a wheelchair. I was disappointed to discover that the portion near... More

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Kalamazoo
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We picked up the bike path at MTU and followed it down to Nara. We stopped off at the local bar and had lunch and then did some more sight seeing in the Preserve.

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Laurium, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

just a fun lil hike just outside city limits..enjoy nature of the houghton area it its best right at home

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Houghton, Michigan, Usa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

My wife and I go for a stroll and take our grandkids along several times a year. Nothing spectacular, but a nice walk, relaxing, and a good start before heading down the hiking/biking trail.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This place is close to Michigan Tech's campus, and I used to love heading down the road to visit (there's a bike path that takes you along the portage to it). There's a pretty extensive boardwalk that takes you through beautiful marshland, and it's especially nice in fall. Worth a stop.

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Houghton, Michigan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

A nature sanctuary on land donated by local philanthropists Dr. Bob and Ruth Nara, the park has a covered area perfect for picnics or get-togethers.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Biked to it after doing the trail along the shore from downtown. Found it interesting but didn't see too many birds.

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Evanston, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This is a small short walk but nice scenery of the channel. Sometimes turtles nest here. A good way to get a short glimpse of nature in the Keweenaw. Its close by a nice bike/jog path.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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273 reviews 273 reviews
125 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Really nice trails for walking or running. They have trails for skiing in the winter too. The Copper Country Humane Society is a must visit for animal lovers. It's an amazing animal shelter that is really well kept. You can volunteer to walk the dogs on the trails and play with the kitties in the cat room. The people who... More

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Mich
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403 reviews 403 reviews
192 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

Only tried it recently and was pleasantly surprised. The donors did a great job at developing the site. Good scenery, exercise and a pleasant afternoon

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