If you’re a city dweller, you might choose to spend your downtime exploring the many man-made wonders that set Detroit apart from its counterparts. While there’s plenty to be said for the fast-paced fun of the Motor City, we can all benefit from a bit of nature from time to time. One stunning spot within driving distance of the city offers the chance to escape into another world – and you’ll want to see for yourself.

Have you and your loved ones checked out Watkins Lake State Park and County Preserve during previous jaunts throughout Metro Detroit? Are there any other Irish Hills destinations that we should explore? Share your memories in the Facebook comments or make an official recommendation by filling out our official nomination form here.

Looking for more nature close to home? Be sure to read about this breathtaking lagoon in Detroit.

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