It offers includes 2 miles of sandy beach and several hiking trails short hikes, long hikes, and an elevated boardwalk through the forest (bring your mosquito spray). The park has picnic areas and a playground. This state park offers day-use only; camping is not allowed.
This state park features a 4-mile trail. The path is shared by hikers and bicyclists, as well as equestrians (no horses allowed in the winter). There are scenic views of the Kalamazoo River Valley for most of the trail.
Located near South Haven on Lake Michigan, this scenic overlook provides a panoramic view of the entire shoreline. The park is wooded with maple, beech, ash, and oak trees.
Picnicking (includes tables, grills), hiking (2 trails), fishing (unrestricted). This popular campground with shady sites located on an 80-acre lake features over a mile of Lake Michigan shoreline.
Located in a scenic hemlock and hardwood forest, this popular park offers a variety of year-round activities. The area is well known for its trout fishing, canoeing, and kayaking currents. In winter, cross-country skiing and tobogganing are my favorite activities. A variety of birds and wildlife can be seen on the nature trail (bring your field glasses).
Located at the south end of Grand Mere Lake, this park offers fishing, picnicking, and hiking. A boardwalk with an observation platform gives you a close-up view of the surrounding wetland environment as well as a variety of birds and wildlife.
Hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling. Located in a wooded, virgin forest of pines and hardwoods and situated on the banks of the Kalamazoo River, Memorial Park has been called “one of Michigan’s 100 natural wonders.” The park was established to preserve an outstanding example of panoramic views and scenic beauty. Memorial Park is composed of 340 acres of rolling hills, meandering brooks, and lakes.
Swimming, sunbathing, boating (no motors allowed), canoeing, kayaking, fishing (license required), picnicking, and volleyball.
Water skiing is allowed only in marked areas. Fishing (no ice fishing or boats). This park is a day-use-only facility. There are picnic tables, grills, and restrooms.
This popular park offers a wide range of activities, including fishing, picnicking, hiking, and camping. The park is situated on the shores of Lake Michigan and boasts nearly a mile of beachfront property. In addition, the park features over 13 miles of hiking trails, which wind through the hardwood and evergreen forest. There is also an 18-hole golf course on-site.
The park has a fishing pier, as well as a number of unguarded areas where fishing is allowed. Fishing licenses are not required for anglers 16 years of age and younger. All Michigan fishing regulations apply.
The park has several picnic areas, which include tables, grills, and restrooms.
The park has 2 miles of sandy beach and several hiking trails short hike, long hikes, and an elevated boardwalk through the forest.
The park does not have any campsites, but camping is available at nearby state parks.
There are many great state parks, but these seven offer some of the best views. Whether you enjoy crossing bridges over rushing streams, hiking through scenic forest areas, or taking in a panoramic view of Lake Michigan, there is something for everyone at these parks. If visiting one of these state parks during the winter months, dress warmly and be sure to bring your camera, as you’re sure to capture some amazing photos.