Outdoor enthusiasts and couch-potatoes alike can find plenty of reasons in Greater Lansing to go out and get some fresh air. From artfully landscaped gardens, to serene parks you may just forget that you are still inside city limits. So pack a picnic, grab your hiking boots and a friend and head out into the great outdoors.
Can't Miss Attractions
Explore over twenty miles along the scenic and winding boardwalk-style River Trail.
Among the largest in the country, Lansing's River Trail traces the banks of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers connecting comfortable parks, historic sites and urban activity centers for over 17 miles through Lansing and East Lansing.
Our tip: Pack a lunch and make an entire day out of it! We suggest some fresh, local fare from the Allen Street Farmers Market.Read More
Breathe in the beauty at one of Greater Lansing's natural areas. Visiting a park is a great way to spend an afternoon. Not only are you surrounded by breathtaking views, but entrance into any one of Greater Lansing parks is either free or close to it.
Our tip: Dogs love parks too! Check out these pet-friendly parks where you and your best friend can both get some fresh air.
- The Howard and Erna Soldan Dog Park
- Northern Tail Dog Park
- Granger Meadows
Golf courses abound in Lansing, providing days of fun and relaxation. What better excuse to get outdoors than a round of golf? Lansing is home to thirty courses within a thirty-mile radius and offers quality in conjunction with tee times to fit your schedule.
Our tip: Want to bring the whole family out for a round of golf? Try Little Hawk at Hawk Hollow, an 18-hole natural bent grass putting course.Read More
Leave the stress of the city behind and spend some time enjoying the peace and quiet of nature.
Sleepy Hollow State Park
Sleepy Hollow State Park has islands, a swimming beach, picnicking areas and more.