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Genesee County Parks

Atlas County Park; 9139 Hegel Road in Goodrich. A variety of terrain

With access to over 123 miles of trails and 184 recreation lakes, outdoor recreation opportunities abound! For more information, log on to www.livgov.com or call (517) 546-7555.

with fishing, kayaking/canoeing, nature trails for hiking and biking.

Buell Lake County Park; 14098 Genesee Road in Clio. 213 acres includes baseball diamonds, fishing site, snowmobile area and radio-controlled model airplane field.

Davison Roadside County Park; 6160 Davison Road in Burton. Small in size but big on the peacefulness. Pavilions, playgrounds and beginners sledding hill.

Livingston County Parks & Open Spaces

Fillmore County Park – (517) 546-7555. 198 acres located in Genoa Township midway between Howell and Brighton. It features a 5K trail, multi-use athletic field, parking and restrooms.

Everett Cummings Equestrian Center; 6130 E. Mt Morris Road in Mt. Morris. 690 acres of hiking or trail riding fun along the banks of the Flint River. Site of the Genesee County Fair. Has 100 group campsites, restrooms, show facilities, two outdoor and one indoor arenas and 160 stalls. Snowmobiling, Sled Dog training activities and waterfowl hunting in certain areas behind the Event Center. Elba Equestrian Complex; 1875 N. Elba Road in Lapeer. 4540 of natural beauty around a small island lake. Overnight camping with your horses. Some picnic tables and fire rings. Picket posts on each campsite.

Howell City Park – (517) 546-0693. Located in Howell at the corner of Thompson and Barnard Streets. The park has a beach, fishing, swimming, boat launch, softball diamonds, volleyball courts, sledding and tobogganing, playground. Lutz County Park – At Lutz and Cohoctah Roads in Deerfield Township. The

Flushing County Park; 4417 N. McKinley Road in Flushing. A little gem of a 105-acre

park. Trails, ball diamonds, tennis courts, pavilions, fitness sections and an off-leash dog area.

county’s first park is 300 acres of natural habitat complete with trails for hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. Picnic tables provided. Free access dawn until dusk.

Genesee Recreation Area; 4540 acres including the 600-acre Mott Lake and Richfield

Mill Pond Area – (810) 227-9005. Located at W. Main and St. Paul Streets in

County Park; 6322 N. Irish Road in Davison. Offers baseball diamonds, BMX bicycle motocross track, canoeing on the Flint River, tennis courts, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Bluegill Boat Launch, Bluebell Beach Splash Pad Playground and Goldenrod Disc Golf are also within the recreation area.

downtown Brighton. Imagination Station Playground, the Mill Pond Walkway and a performance shelter.

Huron Meadows Metropark (see Huron Clinton Metroparks)

Holloway Reservoir Regional Park; 7240 N. Henderson Road in Davison. Includes

Buttercup Beach, Toboggan Hill and the Elba Equestrian Complex. Fishing, canoe and boat launches, hiking, snowmobiling and, of course the 1,975-acre reservoir.

Lakelands Trail (see State Parks)

Pinckney Recreation Area

Linden County Park; 15349 S. Linden Road in Linden. A 135-acre park with ball

(see State Parks)

diamonds, tennis courts, a beach on Byram Lake, sledding hill, pavilions and picnic areas.

Island Lake Recreation Area (see State Parks)

Kensington Metropark

(see Huron Clinton Metroparks)

Brighton Recreation Area (see State Parks)

Mt. Mounds ORV Park; 6145 E. Mt. Morris Road in Mt. Morris. The king of Michigan off-road facilities. Every day, all week, all year, all kinds of terrain. If you love going off road, this will be a great playground for you!

Stepping Stone Falls and Picnic Area; 5161 Branch Road in Flint. Waterfalls, picnic tables and access to the Flint River bike path. For information, call Genesee County Parks at (800) 648-7275 or visit online at www.geneseecountyparks.org.

Washtenaw County Parks

Macomb County Parks

Washtenaw County Parks, www.washtenaw.org. For more information about Washtenaw County Parks call (734) 971-6337 or log on to www.washtenaw.org/Parks-Recreation Border to Border Trail is a non-motorized pathway that connects cities and parks throughout the County. More than 40 miles exist in this ongoing project. There is an interactive map of all the trailheads online.

Independence Lake County Park is on Jennings Road in Whitmore Lake and offers diverse

habitats from wetlands to prairies. Special features include Blue Heron Bay Spray Park, boat launch, fishing, Red Hawk disc golf, swimming, picnic area, playgrounds and trails. (734) 449-4437.

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center is on Washtenaw in Ann Arbor. The center is a space

Macomb County is home to more than 130 parks covering 12,000 acres. The county has access to numerous inland lakes and Lake St. Clair with 31 miles of shoreline, over 100 marinas, and 40 golf courses. For more information visit www.macombcountymi.gov/parks. Major parks include: Freedom Hill – (586) 979-7010. Sterling Heights, 100 acres. Hosts

numerous events including festivals, outdoor markets and concerts at the amphitheater. There is a playscape, bike path, nature trail and pavilions.

Macomb Orchard Trail – (586) 979-7010. Shelby Township at 24

dedicated to fitness and offers a variety of classes featuring water aerobics, dance, basketball, badminton, volleyball, and pickleball. (734) 971-6355.

Mile Road and Dequindre northeast to Richmond. This 24-mile linear hiking and biking path will eventually link 180 miles of trails in Southeast Michigan.

Pierce Lake Golf Course and Park South Main Street, Chelsea. This 18-hole championship

Stony Creek – (586) 781-4242. Utica and Rochester

course has a pro shop, snack bar, and a 26-acre park along the shore of Pierce Lake at its northern boundary. A boardwalk and paved trail go through wetlands and the course is open for cross country skiing on the trails in winter months. www.piercelakegolf.com, (734) 475-5858.

Rolling Hills County Park is located on Stony Creek Rd. in Ypsilanti. 439 acres of year-round recreation includes a water park, 18-hole disc golf, softball field, hiking trails, sledding, cross country skiing and lodge. (734) 484-9676.

(see Huron Clinton Metroparks).

Lake St. Clair – (586) 463-4581. Mount Clemens, on Lake St. Clair (See Huron Clinton Metroparks). Wolcott Mill – (586) 752-5932. (farm). Along the banks of the Clinton River in Ray Township (see Huron-Clinton Metroparks). 27