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7 Beautiful State Parks in Michigan

7 Beautiful State Parks in Michigan


March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day! Michigan is known for its Great Lakes and beautiful State Parks! One of our favorite things to do during summer is to spend time on the beach, or wander the trails at one of the parks. Here are seven of Preview Properties’ favorite State Parks to visit after you’ve settled into your new home:

Interlochen State Park

Perfect for camping, Interlochen State Park is located between Duck and Green Lake just outside of Traverse City. It was established as Michigan’s first state park in 1917, and is right next to the National Music Camp. Interlochen State Park has three cabins for rent and campgrounds, some of which have 50-amp Service. This park is perfect for swimming, cross-country skiing, fishing, and hiking!

Clear Lake State Park

This scenic park is located within the Mackinaw State Forest. Clear Lake State Park has sandy beaches and shallow swimming areas that make it the perfect spot for families. Take a stroll on one of their nature trails (you may even spot some of the elk residing in the park!). Clear Lake State Park has campgrounds open year round, and boat rentals for canoeing, kayaking, or leisurely rowing.

Belle Isle State Park

Belle Isle became a State Park in 2014; located in Detroit, this park’s history and breathtaking scenery are home to many family-friendly attractions. Stop by the aquarium, conservatory, and James Scott Memorial for some educational activities, or soak up the sun at the beach. The Belle Isle State Park has a playground, boat rental, and trails for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing for all-season family fun. Although this park is not a camp site, it is open year round, seven days a week!

Seven Lakes State Park

This beautiful park, located in Holly, is perfect for you nature-lovers! Seven Lakes State Park has farmland, expansive hillsides, and forests. It was named “Seven Lakes” after a dam built by developers merged seven small lakes in one large lake. Park visitors can walk along the miles of shoreline, hike along the trails, relax on the beach, fish, picnic, and rent boats to explore the lake. 

Holland State Park

Situated along Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa, Holland State Park is known for its beautiful, sandy swimming beaches, campgrounds, and sunsets. Visitors can bike along the trail winding throughout the entire park, take a leisurely stroll on the dune walk stairway, or hike on the trails. Holland State Park’s full-service concession stand, as well as the firewood and ice sold at the campgrounds, makes it perfect for a family outing or beach party. *As seen above.

Harrisville State Park

This park is perfect for art and music enthusiasts as it is host to summer concerts and the Harrisville Labor Day Art and Music Show. Unfortunately this park does not provide any boating or fishing facilities. However, the park’s campgrounds and cabins situated among pine and cedar trees on Lake Huron’s beautiful shores more than makes up for it.

Maybury State Park

This State Park is 1,000 acres of open terrain and meadow, forest, and wildlife. Although it is not a park for camping, the Maybury State Park is pet friendly and offers 11 miles of open bridle trail for all you equestrians! This park also offers a beautiful picnic area, fishing pier, and miles of biking and hiking trails. The Maybury State Park is perfect for anyone who wants to get out and experience nature!

For specific park hours, amenities, and events visit: http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/