11 Beautiful Rockford Michigan Parks & Recreation Areas
Rockford Michigan has lots of beautiful parks and recreational areas that people loves. Aside from being a perfect venue for camping and picnics, the parks are also quite famous for its golf courses, biking and hiking trails and skiing spots.
If you wanted to visit or check out some of Rockford’s famous park, here’s a list that can surely help you out.
Garden Club Park – White Pine Trail State Park, Rockford, MI 49341
The Garden Club Park is a beautiful open space park perfect for picnicking and strolling along the banks of Rogue River. It provides direct access to White Pine Trail State Park perfect for biking, strolling, rollerblading and more.
Rockford Dam Overlook – 215 N Main St, Rockford, MI 49341
Rockford Dam Overlook gives visitors a beautiful vantage point of the Rogue River. A great place for picnics while watching some fishermen. This place provides direct access to the Rogue River.
Brower Lake Nature Preserve – 8748 Je-NE-Be Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341
The Brower Lake Nature Preserve trails provide its visitors a beautiful view of the Big Brower Lake via a wooded ridge. The park features spring wildflowers, owls, large trees, colorful birds and occasional sights of black bear.
Maas Family Nature Preserve – 10450 Summit Ave NE, Rockford, MI 49341
During spring season, the Maas Family Nature Preserve is filled with native Michigan wildflower – Blue Lupine. The wildflowers will then become a breeding ground for one of the rarest animal species (endangered) – the Karner Blue Butterfly.
Myers Lake Park – 7350 Hessler Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341
Myers Lake Parks is a lakeside park with fun playgrounds, plenty of spaces for picnics, fishing spots and a free public beach with changing rooms. The park also offers public swimming and an open shelter for families to enjoy.
Luton Park & Mountain Bike Trail – 5950 10 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341
If you are into mountain biking, you will love this area. Luton Park is 264 acres of undeveloped green area with scenic walking paths, bike trails and beautiful nature.
Pickerel Lake Park – 6001 Ramsdell Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341
Pickerel Lake Park features different species of colorful birds and wildlife from the boardwalk and trails that wind throughout the park. Popular activities in the park includes cross country skiing, fishing, and hiking.
Richardson Sowerby Park – 65 S Main St, Rockford, MI 49341
Richardson Sowerby Park has a covered pavilion for picnicking, BBQ grills, playground, good fishing spots and public restrooms. The park also hosts a fitness course and softball field.
Pickett Park – Rockford, MI 49341
Pickett Park is one of Rockford newest park and recreation area. It features sports fitness challenge climbing structure, swings, ATV and jeep riding toys. The park has plenty of picnic tables, benches, bike racks, a drinking fountain, and parking lot.
Townsend Park – 8280 6 Mile Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341
Townsend Park is a popular wedding destination, specifically its footbridge. Facilities and activities includes baseball diamonds, cross country skiing, fishing, hiking/walking, nature trails, an open shelter, a playground, an enclosed shelter house and public restrooms.
For more information about each and every park listed in here, visit The Rockford Network’s webpage.
If you wanted to live near this parks or few minutes away from Rockford Michigan, check out Cedar Springs Mobile Estates.
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Luton Park has 2 very nice parking areas. The one on the north side of the park is on 10 mile and the one on the south side of the park is on Kies.