7 Lesser-Known State Parks Around Detroit That Will Absolutely Amaze You

Michigan is home to an impressive 103 state parks, each with its own unique charm and natural beauty. While parks in the Upper Peninsula and along the coast of Lake Michigan often garner the most attention among visitors, there are plenty of stunning locales to be discovered in Metro Detroit. If you’re searching for an outdoor adventure, immerse yourself in these underrated state parks near the Motor City.

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Address: 4250 Parkway St, Waterford Twp, MI 48328, USA
Address: Lakeport State Park, Fort Gratiot Twp, MI 48059, USA
Address: 20145 Beck Rd, Northville, MI 48167, USA
Address: 1900 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
Address: 2800 State Park Rd, Monroe, MI 48162, USA
Address: 14390 Fish Lake Rd, Holly, MI 48442, USA
Address: 8732 River Rd, Marine City, MI 48039, USA