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Parks and Nature

Lime Island State Recreation Area
De Tour Village, MI

This park is only accessible by boat.

Leelanau State Park
Northport, MI

This park has 8.5 miles of hiking trails with rustic campsites.

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Detroit, MI

This urban walkway running along the Detroit River was voted best riverwalk in a USA Today reader poll. It's great for dog walking and people watching... Read More

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising, MI

Sandstone cliffs, beaches, sand dunes, waterfalls, lakes, forest, and shoreline beckon you to visit Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Hiking, camping... Read More

Sleeper State Park
Caseville, MI

Albert E. Sleeper State Park comprises 723 acres of forest, wetlands and sandy beach and dunes located on the Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron. ... Read More

Mackinac Island State Park
Mackinac Island, MI

Over 80% of the island is in the state park--Michigan's oldest.

Algonac State Park
Clay Township, MI

Algonac State Park contains approximately 1,500 acres and has a half-mile of St. Clair River frontage. Home to rare habitats, the lake plain prairies ... Read More

Baraga State Park
Baraga, MI

Watching wildlife, fishing, hiking, swimming and boating are among the many activities of this park. Designated beach areas are pet friendly.

Bay City State Park
Bay City, MI

Bay City State Park has one of the largest remaining freshwater, coastal wetlands on the Great Lakes. It offers more than a thousand feet of sandy bea... Read More

Bewabic State Park
Crystal Falls, MI

Bewabic has picnic areas, a tennis court, a hiking trail, two playgrounds, an excellent beach and a boat launch to Fortune Lake.

Brighton Recreation Area
Howell, MI

This area has 39 miles of trails for mountain biking, hiking, skiing and horseback riding. There are 3 campgrounds providing over 200 campsites.... Read More

Brimley State Park
Brimley, MI

This park is located at the Southern end of Whitefish Bay. It has a beautiful sandy beach on Lake Superior.

Tawas Point State Park
East Tawas, MI

A pet-friendly section of shoreline is available on Tawas Bay between the campground and the lighthouse. This pet-friendly area is enclosed by fencing... Read More

Charles Mears State Park
Pentwater, MI

This 50-acre park is located along the canal that connects Lake Michigan to Pentwater Lake. It offers a wide range of recreation options as well as... Read More

Cheboygan State Park
Cheboygan, MI

Cheboygan State Park has a system of well-marked trails that provide access to scenic Lake Huron vistas and glimpses of rare wildflowers.

Clear Lake State Park
Atlanta, MI

The park is located on the shore of spring-fed Clear Lake. Its sandy beach offers calm swimming conditions.

Craig Lake State Park
Champion, MI

Craig Lake State Park is the most remote state park in the system. Access into the park can be an adventure. Vehicles with high ground clearance are r... Read More

Duck Lake State Park
North Muskegon, MI

Duck Lake State Park is a 728-acre day-use park, located in Muskegon County. It's towering sand dune stretches from Duck Lake to Lake Michigan.

Little Traverse Conservancy
Harbor Springs, MI

This nature conservancy was set up to preserve the scenic beauty of northern Michigan. It's trails are perfect for hiking, bicycling, cross-country sk... Read More

Fayette Historic State Park
Garden, MI

Visitors can learn about the town through guided tours and information from the Visitor Center, or simply by walking through the townsite and explorin... Read More

Riley Trails
Holland, MI

Riley Trails comprises 300 acres of rolling hills, beech-maple forest, pine plantations, a small lake, and al trail system located in Park Township. H... Read More

Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
Traverse City, MI

The conservancy protects this natural area in northern Michigan. It offers hiking and other non-motorized recreation.

Grass River Natural Area
Bellaire, MI

The Grass River Natural Area is located north of Alden. Leashed dogs are allowed on the Algonquin and Rail trails. And you may walk your dog on the Li... Read More

Fisherman's Island State Park
Charlevoix, MI

Fisherman's Island State Park is not actually an island, but a 2,678-acre park. The interior terrain consists of rolling dunes covered with maple, ... Read More

Fort Custer Recreation Area
Augusta, MI

Located in Augusta between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Fort Custer features three lakes, the Kalamazoo River, second-growth forests, prairie restorati... Read More

TART Trails
Traverse City, MI

This nearly 10-mile-long trail is paved and excludes motorized vehicles. It stretches from Carter Road east to Bunker Hill Road in Acme. It's easily a... Read More

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Visitors
Empire, MI

The park covers a 35-mile stretch of Lake Michigan's eartern coastline as well as North and South Manitou Islands. The park features beaches, dune for... Read More

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park
Copper Harbor, MI

The park sits on the site of an 1844 military outpost and has one of Lake Superior's first lighthouses.

Grand Haven State Park
Grand Haven, MI

Grand Haven State Park has a beautiful sandy shore on Lake Michigan along the west side of the park and the Grand River along the north side of the pa... Read More

Harrisville State Park
Harrisville, MI

A pet-friendly section of shoreline is available at the north end of the camper’s beach. This section of shoreline is available via a foot trail nea... Read More

Hayes State Park
Onsted, MI

There are numerous geocaching hides in the park, metal detecting is allowed in designated areas and dogs are welcome visitors, too.

Highland Recreation Area
White Lake, MI

Highland Recreation Area offers 5,900 acres of forest, marshes and lakes in the rolling hills of Southern Michigan. With trails to accommodate equestr... Read More

Hoeft State Park
Rogers City, MI

Hoeft State Park is a heavily wooded 300-acre park with a mile of sandy, Lake Huron shoreline.

Hoffmaster State Park
Muskegon, MI

Miles of hiking and skiing trails offer stunning views of Lake Michigan and subtle beauty at every turn.

Holland State Park
Holland, MI

The Ottawa County bike trail runs through the park and connects you to more than 25 miles of paved roadside trails. New to Holland State Park is the d... Read More

Holly Recreation Area
Holly, MI

Holly Recreation Area, located within the northern portion of Oakland County between Pontiac and Flint, is less than an hour's drive from the Detroit ... Read More

Indian Lake State Park
Manistique, MI

This Upper Peninsula park is located on the state's fourth largest lake.

Interlochen State Park
Interlochen, MI

Located just 15 miles southwest of Traverse City, Interlochen State Park is situated between two well-known fishing and swimming lakes: Green Lake and... Read More

Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park
Traverse City, MI

The park is only two miles from downtown Traverse City, one of the most popular resort towns in Michigan.

Lake Gogebic State Park
Marenisco, MI

Located on the edge of an extensive upland area set in the heart of the Ottawa National Forest, Lake Gogebic State Park is an ideal point from which t... Read More

Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area
Ludington, MI

Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area offers 3500 acres of recreation along the shore of Lake Michigan. You can hike about 10 miles of trails with your pup.... Read More

Lake Hudson Recreation Area
Clayton, MI

Lake Hudson Recreation Area offers fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, camping, and much more. It is a designated dark sky area for serving the night... Read More

Magoon Creek Park
Manistee, MI

Magoon Creek is a large natural recreation area with hiking and biking trails. Its quiet beaches are also great for picnicking. The stunning views fro... Read More

Lakeport State Park
Lakeport, MI

This park sits on the shores of Lake Huron and is divided into two parts separated by the town of Lakeport.

Kal-Haven Trail
South Haven, MI

This rail trail is pet friendly and runs for 33 miles from Kalamazoo to South Haven.

Riverside Park
Scottsville, MI

This small, community park located on the Pere Marquette River offers camping, swimming, and kayaking over its 30 acres. It also has pet friendly trai... Read More

Ludington State Park
Ludington, MI

Ludington State Park is comprised of scenic sand dunes, a shoreline vista, ponds, marshlands and forests. It is situated between Hamlin Lake and Lake ... Read More

Maybury State Park
Northville, MI

This park has miles of trails across a rolling terrain.

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