Whether you want to trek the miles of trails or paddle miles of waterways, the city and surrounding Genesee County are full of recreational activities.
Protecting and nurturing 383 acres of land and wildlife, the For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum has fields, forests, meadows, ponds, and wetlands to explore.
The remaining 116 acres of For-Mar is an arboretum, which is home to 157 species of plants. You can explore conifer and crabapple collections, a native shade garden, and more.
The main trail system in Flint, Michigan, is a 27-mile paved pathway that passes through several natural areas and parks. It runs north from the University of Michigan-Flint campus to Bluebell Beach on Mott Lake.
The park has a 2.5-mile hiking and mountain biking trail, as well as 8.5 miles of equestrian trails. If you intend to use the equestrian trails, you could stay overnight at the park’s equestrian campground, which has 25 sites.
With so much water around, you can go fishing, paddle boating, and swimming. There are also 6.5 miles of marked hiking and biking trails, horseshoe pits, basketball and more.