Metro Detroit Parks

Are you looking for a fun way to enjoy the amazing summer weather? One great way is to head outdoors and visit some of Southeast Michigan’s best state parks. Some say these are Southeast Michigan’s best kept secrets.  

Here are a few of our favorites.

Maybury State Park
Northville, Michigan

Maybury State Park boasts almost 1,000 acres of gently rolling terrain. When you visit Maybury State Park, you have the opportunity to get involved in outdoor recreation activities while still being a part of a state park.

There are a ton of activities to enjoy at Maybury State Park. You can go biking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, and even cross country skiing. For biking, there are four miles of paved trails and trails through the brush with a biking course. If you want to go horseback riding, you can experience eleven miles of trails. Want to take it easy? Let your kids play at a playground or visit the large farm with a petting zoo at the front of the park.

For more information, please visit: Friends of Maybury State Park

Lakeshore Park
Novi, Michigan

Lakeshore Park is host to many different Novi community events. They have many activities that will allow you to enjoy the great outdoors and cause you to forget you are in the middle of suburbia.

The park has a swimming beach that allows you to enjoy the beauty of Walled Lake. There are also mountain biking and walking trails. The mountain bike trail is approximately 10 miles long and will be a great challenge for both an intermediate biker and experienced rider. If that is a little too intense for you or your family, don’t worry as they offer great trails for walking, family biking, and cross-country skiing. They also have two great play structures for children, places to picnic, BBQ, and sledding in the winter time.

For more about the park, please visit Lakeshore Park.

Island Lake Recreation Area
Brighton, Michigan

The Island Lake Recreation Area is a state-run park with over 4,000 incredible acres. Some people have described Island Lake as an “up north” experience without having to leave Southeast Michigan. When you visit this park, you will notice that there is a mixture of open brush land and mature hardwood forest. You will also find open meadows throughout.

Would you like to watch some hot air balloons take off? Island Lake Recreation Area is the only port in the state part system where balloons take off. You will most likely see them early morning or late evening depending on the weather.

There are so many activities to enjoy here. You can take your family camping or rent out a cabin or lodges if that’s more your style. While you’re there, take an adventurous bike ride. There are four miles of paved trails that also connect to Kensington Metro Park and the Lyon Township Bike Trail.  

Canoeing is another highlight of the Island Lake State Park. You can rent them at the Kent Lake Beach near the dam. Rowboats and paddle boats are also available. There is truly something to do for everyone. Enjoy metal detecting, a shooting range, hanging out at the beach, fishing, or enjoy some cross country skiing in the winter.

For more, please see: Island Lake Recreation Area.

Wrapping Up

Spending the summer in the great outdoors is good for the body and soul. When you visit any of these parks, you are sure to have a great time. If you are interested in moving to the area, these are great options to check out to get a great feel of the area. If you have any questions about buying a house, we would love to help you out. Please call today: