Hawk Island Park is a 100 acre, located on Cavanaugh Road, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Aurelius Road, in south Lansing is the newest park in their system. The total length of the trail is 3.9 km in length, and the trail is generally considered an easy trail route. The elevation gain of the trail is 9 meters. The time taken to complete the total trial is approximately 43 minutes. The long-time residents will remember the Sablain Gravel Pit location, which has been transformed into a beautiful park featuring natural planting areas. Hawk Island offers picnic areas and shelters, swimming, paved accessible walkways (1.5 miles), and fishing docks. Enjoy the picnic overlooking Lake Lansing, or spend an afternoon looking for wildflowers, hiking nature trails, or canoeing along the scenic banks of the grand river.
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HAWK ISLAND PARK REVIEWS
Hawk Island is a really fun and safe place to go for a swim the splash pad and the lake is really fun and it’s really safe. They have lots of lifeguards to keep us safe. They also don’t let dogs cats or any other animals come into the lake so we can stay safe and clean for those who are allergic to dogs, cats and more animals. They keep it out of the water so then we will be safe safe. hawk island is really cool go if you want to be safe go to HAWK ISLAND :))))))
Have a park pass & & Solden dog park membership. Best dog park in Lansing. Completely fenced in & staging areas for You and your dog to get ready for the park. Once inside it's trails that run though woods to a beach then bathrooms and a straight quarter mile for the dog to really stretch their legs. This is My dog Gus absolute favorite place to go.
Great park for fishing. Kids loved the splash pad and swimming areas. Lots of nicely paved walking space. I can never get a time slot for snowtubing in the winter but would love to check that out.
FENNER NATURE CENTER
Fenner Nature Center is the environmental education center encompassing 134 acres of publicly green space area. The non-profit Fenner Conservancy property includes over 4 miles of trails, rolling glacial eskers, towering maple groves, and so much more. The elevation gain of the trail is 7 meters to 9 meters. The trail has many opportunities to connect with nature, whatever your age, background, and ability level. Take a hike, come inside their visitor center, or host an event in the new Davis Nature Pavilion. The nature spots more than 4 miles of trails, with sites like ponds and overlooks, the Pollinator Garden, the Monarch House, the Sugarbush, their hammock bank, the Prairie, the story trail, the sensory trail, the sustainability house, the playscape. The trail is an ideal place to hike, view or photograph wildlife, picnic, or just relax.
Tue-Fri: 12pm - 6pm
Sat & Sun: 9am - 3pm
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FENNER NATURE CENTER REVIEWS
My first time there and I took my next door neighbor and she was schooling me on all the nature she was seeing. She took her kids there when they were little and her grandkids. Now she has the pleasure of taking her great grandkids. I look forward to taking my granddaughter there to see nature. We will be even more excited to the ???????? when they start arriving. If you have never been there it's a good place to take the kids, have a picnic lunch and what's also great about it is, that it's free! Who doesn't like FREE ????.
There is such a variety of plants and wildlife! I saw butterflies, birds, and deer. It's quite beautiful with everything in full bloom! Definitely check this place out!
beautiful from every point of view. It has multiple tracks, so you can adjust your pace. It's safe to take your kids with.
Woldumar Nature Center is the top-rated hiking trail. The total length of the trail is 5 kilometers, and the trail is generally considered an easy to moderately challenging trail route. The elevation gain of the trail is 28 meters. The trail is loop type. The time taken to complete the total trial is approximately 58 minutes. The thrill of exploration awaits you on Woldumar's 178 acres and 1.25 miles of Grand River coastline in Lansing. The 178 acres provide habitat for southern Michigan wildlife. Private event rentals are occasionally made available for the grounds and facilities. The trail provides a variety of outreach and on-site environmental education programs for both children and adults. Dogs are allowed on the trail but must be leashed in some areas.
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WOLDUMAR NATURE CENTER REVIEWS
Very scenic woodland park. They offer valleys, pine forest, tall trees, wetlands, etc so many different kinds of terrain and ecosystems there. Wildlife I saw today included various kinds of birds, carpenter ants, isopods, dragonflies, all kinds of beetles, the dreaded dog ticks and so many awesome kinds of spider I'd never seen before. Also saw a small garter snake which was cool. This park has several great opportunities for geocaching, but is cool to visit regardless.
Trails are well kept, and the center has amazing resources for all ages.
Great place to play and listen to live Bluegrass music