8 Nature Parks and Recreation Areas in and near Keego Harbor‎ MI

February 14th, 2019

Keego Harbor Michigan is surrounded with amazing wonders of nature. If you plan to visit the city or move in here for good, knowing the best nature parks and recreation areas (aside from the Keego Harbor apartments) will surely interest you.

Below is a list of the best nature parks and recreation areas in and near Keego Harbor. Check them out and enjoy the beauty of each and every area.

Nature Parks and Recreation Areas in and near Keego Harbor‎

Marshbank Park

2805 Hiller Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48324-2120 – Website

Marshbank Park was deeded to the Township in 1987 from the Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority. The park saw extensive renovations in 2010 with funding from a MDNR Trust Fund grant and Township capital improvement bonds. It is home to many special events throughout the year including the summer concert series, family camp out night, trick or treat trail and children’s concerts.

Dodge #4 State Park

4250 Parkway Drive, Waterford, MI 48328-4365 – Website

Dodge No. 4 State Park is a public recreation area covering 139 acres on the north shore of Cass Lake in Oakland County, northern Metro Detroit, Michigan. The state park occupies a mile of shoreline on the 1,280-acre lake.

A sandy beach and a one-mile shoreline on Cass Lake makes Dodge #4 State Park an excellent location for summer and winter water activities.

West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve And Nature Trail

4655 Arrowhead Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323-2303 – Website

The West Bloomfield Woods Nature Preserve is located south of Pontiac Trail in the middle of the Township, along the West Bloomfield Trail. The Preserve was the first in Michigan to receive recognition as an Urban Wildlife Sanctuary from the National Institute for Urban Wildlife.

The 162 acre preserve is frequented by over 100 bird species as well as white-tail deer, red fox, coyote, weasel, mink and salamanders. Great carpets of white trillium and yellow trout lilies thrive under mature oak and hickory trees. Large black walnuts and wild dogwoods can also be found within the preserve.

Cranbrook House and Gardens

380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 – Website

Incredible vistas at every turn, the relaxing melody of water streaming out of iconic fountains, the comforting smell of flowers in many remarkable gardens, the feeling of the rich history, exceptional craftmanship, and architectural wonder all around you…just a taste of what awaits at Cranbrook House & Gardens, part of the Cranbrook Educational Community, a National Historic Landmark.

West Bloomfield Nature Reserve

4655 Arrowhead, West Bloomfield, MI 48323-2303 – Website

The West Bloomfield Trail is a 54 acre linear park that meanders for nearly 7 miles through West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake. The trail extends from Sylvan Manor Park in the east to Haggerty Road in the west.

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

4316 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326-1277 – Website

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is the state’s largest aquarium with over 250 species and 2,000 creatures including sharks, rays, and green sea turtles. Exhibits include freshwater lakes, coral reef, shipwreck, an interactive touch pool and a 180 degree underwater ocean tunnel.

Hess-Hathaway Park

825 S Williams Lake Rd, Waterford, MI 48327-3939 – Website

Popular park with a playground, farm animals, trails & sports such as baseball & volleyball.

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

7800 Gale Rd, Park Office, Waterford, MI 48327-1058 – Website

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, with 3,745 acres of a mixture of marshes, ponds, heavy forests, old farm fields, river bottom and lakes that support a variety of animals and excellent hunting. Designated trails throughout the recreation area are available for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.

These are just few of the many nature parks and recreation areas that you can find in and near Keego Harbor Michigan.

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