Michigan November 25, 2016
These 10 Towns In Michigan Have The Most Beautiful Parks
Whether you’re walking your dog, taking a leisurely bike ride, picnicking with family, or simply strolling through to enjoy the view, nothing says relaxation like a lovely park. Michigan’s towns and cities are full to the brim with gorgeous public spaces. Here are ten areas in the Great Lakes State that offer the most beautiful parks and recreation systems.
1. Mount Pleasant
Located along the Chippewa River, the town of Mount Pleasant is known for its stunning park and trail systems. Take a quick walk along the water while you enjoy a beautiful afternoon at Chipp-A-Waters or Nelson Park with your family and friends.
Head north to Marquette and see some of our state’s most delightful outdoor attractions. While the city boasts several smaller recreational areas, the ultimate park in Marquette is Presque Isle, a natural wonderland for visitors of all ages.
Whether you’re strolling near the beach at Holland State Park or taking a walk through beautiful Centennial Park downtown, you’ll find a place to relax and unwind during your visit to Holland.
Our state’s capital is certainly not short on beauty — and it has an extensive park system to match. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding or event, Frances Park is a stunning Lansing location to consider. Another scenic spot is Cooley Gardens, which will take your breath away with its greenery.
Tecumseh is home to over 300 acres of parkland, all waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones. Adams Park is a great local spot for outdoor concerts and art displays in the spring and summertime.
6. Ann Arbor
This college town is home to plenty of fun and unique public areas to enjoy. Be sure to check out Gallup Park when you’re in the mood to get a little fresh air, or wander through the massive Nichols Arboretum, affectionally known as "The Arb."
7. Traverse City
There’s a distinct charm to Traverse City, and its park system speaks to this sense of whimsy. Dog-lovers (and their four-legged friends) will be especially charmed by Wags West Dog Park at Bay and Division Streets, the first of its kind in the city.
8. Port Hope
This small community is big on charm, and you’ll find plenty of outdoor space to appreciate during your visit. The main draws of Port Hope are its stunning camping area, Stafford County Park, and its beautiful Point aux Barques Lighthouse.
This delightful town houses plenty of parks and outdoor areas to be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. One favorite is Al Quaal Recreation Area, which offers year-round fun, from snowshoeing to disc golf.
This city on the west side of Michigan boasts 33 awesome parks for your enjoyment. Bask in the greenery and open spaces at La Crone Park or check out the unique sculptures and fountains at Bronson Park.
Tell us: what’s the most beautiful park in your hometown? Share photos of it with fellow readers in the comment section below.