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Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails Traverse City
#1 of 24 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
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.
If you want to immerse yourself in the beautiful nature Leelanau county your have to explore the TART Trails!
Clinch Park Traverse City
#2 of 24 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!!!
If you are in downtown T.C. and you walk North to the park at the bay shoreline... you will find yourself in Clinch Park.
Falling Waters Trail Jackson 36.7 mi away
#1 of 4 Nature & Parks in Jackson
From biking with friends, going on solo runs, fishing from spots and just going for a walk with the park.
The early morning hours has nature alive with deer, rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels.
Potter Park Zoo Lansing 1.4 mi away
#1 of 18 Nature & Parks in Lansing
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.
Set within the even larger Potter Park, this AZA zoo specializes in rare and endangered animals, mammals, birds, reptiles.
Grand Traverse Bay Traverse City
#3 of 24 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...
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Old Mission Lighthouse Park Old Mission
#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.
The park offers some walking trails along the lake, an old lighthouse and a log cabin to give an idea of settlement in the area.
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.
River Trail Lansing 2.1 mi away
#2 of 18 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.
GT Butterfly House and Bug Zoo Williamsburg
#1 of 2 Nature & Parks in Williamsburg
This is a lovely place for nature lovers and gardeners.
Traverse City State Park Traverse City
#4 of 24 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
Add to this the fact that you're a short drive (30 minutes) to Sleeping Bear State Park and numerous fabulous tiny towns and you can easily spend a week there and still have more to see when you leave.
From the Park, you can easily access the TART bike trail and ride to town (about 4 miles).
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.
Interlochen State Park Interlochen
#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...
we have visited and camped at interlochen and were very happy with the setting.. lots of nature trails to travel.
Bryant Park Traverse City
#5 of 24 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.
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.
I cannot attest for the park during the spring and summer months, but if it is anything like the pristine winter trails, I imagine you cannot go wrong.
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...
There are numerous areas to park and enter the trail.
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.
This park was about 45-50 minutes from us, and the Grass Lake/Chelsea area is a very pretty quick trip, even Jackson was about 15 minutes away on the highway to Hinkley's Bakery, and Meijer (0:
Hawk Island Park Lansing 2.8 mi away
#3 of 18 Nature & Parks in Lansing
Hawk Island is a wonderful green space in Lansing that has a small swimming area with a beach, an elaborate splash park for the kids to get wet and cool off, plus a very nice play area with wooden gym equipment.
There are multiple covered picnic areas, running/biking paths, a water park, a roped-off swimming area in a nearby lake (lifeguards on duty) and several large play structures for children of different ages.
Long Lake Traverse City
#6 of 24 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
The Botanic Garden Traverse City
#7 of 24 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.
Haserot Beach Traverse City
#8 of 24 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
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.
They provide the background stories of where the animals were rescued from or what brought them to the nature center.
Secret Garden at Brys Estate Traverse City
#9 of 24 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
It really is a place to sit and enjoy the peaceful tranquility of nature.
Spider Lake Traverse City
#10 of 24 Nature & Parks in Traverse City
Ionia State Recreation Area Ionia 32.7 mi away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Ionia
It is free to enter if you have the state park pass on your vehicle, camping does cost extra tho.
Boardman River Traverse City
#11 of 24 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.
Carl G. Fenner Nature Center Lansing 2.4 mi away
#4 of 18 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.
My family and I have visited the Fenner Nature Center many times over the last decades.
Sand Lakes Quiet Area Williamsburg
#2 of 2 Nature & Parks in Williamsburg
Hikers, joggers, and skiers (in the winter of course) can enjoy a bit of nature, wildlife and outdoor recreation without needing to listen to ORV's, cars or motorcycles.
There are park fee envelopes available.
Woldumar Nature Center Lansing 5.1 mi away
#5 of 18 Nature & Parks in Lansing
Really awesome place, close to Lansing, to just get away into nature, or near the river.
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.