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Hidden Lake Garden

Address: 6214 Monroe Road, Tipton, MI 49287
Phone Number: (517) 431-2060
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Tipton
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Fantastic place to visit, so glad it is close to my house. Beautiful and tranquil with lots of trails.open all year long with beautiful scenery with every season. Fall colors are the best

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Detroit, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great trails to ride through on bike, car, or motorcycle. Excellent trails for hiking and x-country skiing. Cool events and festivals for kids and young at heart. Cool classes on horticulture, landscaping, and nature-watching. I feel lucky they are close to us, but people travel fir miles just to motorcycle through the trails.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The garden is a property of Michigan State University. First the ranger by the front gate is so friendly and very detailed to let you know what you will be encountered. They offer you a driving and hiking map for your reference. The view is excellent in autumn, great color and atmosphere. We were told that it is very popular... More 

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Riverview, MI
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150 reviews 150 reviews
76 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

It had been a few years since we have been to Hidden Lake Gardens and I must say the site has been updated and improved. The hiking trails have been updated and widened (but not the entire distance on the longer trails, just the beginning). To us, the hosta area next to the lake was new. The bonsai plants are... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Beautiful gardens to enjoy either by driving or walking and worth every cent of the small admission fee!

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Jackson, MI
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Hidden Lake Gardens is a beautiful area that includes gardens, climate-specific greenhouses, wide open spaces, a lake to view, trails through the woods, restrooms, and a gift shop. It looks like a decent place for an event as well. There are a few snacky items, like candy and bags of chips and chex mix along with soda and water available... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

My family very much enjoyed the drive through the gardens and the walk around the conservatory. Small admission fee covers hours of driving, hiking, or simply strolling through the hundreds of acres of beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees. The hosta garden was particularly enjoyable as was the bonsai display. Staff was friendly, helpful and more than willing to answer any... More 

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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138 reviews 138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
480 helpful votes 480 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Not too much to say that has not been said better already. Very nice, mid-sized park owned & operated by MSU. I found Hidden Lake Garden to be remarkably well maintained with excellent signage and just about everything you could really hope for in terms of exhibiting plants, trees and flowers. Real standouts were the hiiking trails and the conservatory... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This place is pretty and nicely landscaped but I'm not a fan. Paying to get in and look at the landscaping is boring and there are better state parks in the area.

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Island, Lk. Superior
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you don't want to get out of the car there are a few miles of paved lanes looping through mature hardwoods, sparse remnants of prairie, and manicured plantings. If you want to stretch your legs there are a few miles of hiking trails through steep and hilly hardwood forests.

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