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Outdoor Recreation

If the outdoors is beckoning, then listen and get outside! Your momentum doesn’t need to slow down or stop but can keep you moving despite the weather or season. 

Winter in Greater Lansing includes lots of time spent on sledding hills, tubing and toboganning, cross-country skiing through the woods and ice skating. 

On warmer days there’s nothing better than kayaking the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers, hitting up the beach at Lake Lansing or enjoying the splash pad at Hawk Island Park

Getting back to nature may mean walking the trails at one of the three nature centers⁠—Fenner Nature Center, Woldumar Nature Center and Harris Nature Center. Or maybe fishing is more your style? Then with lakes, rivers and streams, there’s plenty of fish waiting to be reeled in. 

If strolling gardens is more like it, Lansing has some beautiful, serene gardens like Lansing Community College's Shigematsu Memorial Garden or the lovely Cooley Gardens.  Another option is to head over to Michigan State University for their multiple horticultural displays. The demonstration gardens and the 4-H Children’s Gardens will soothe your soul.

Explore The Outdoors


Greater Lansing has all kinds of options for those who like nothing better than to get on your bike…

Beaches & Swimming

It’s hot. And the kids need some cooling down and a place to truly chill out. Both Ingham and…


Looking to cast your line in Lansing? The region is home to multiple lakes, rivers and streams with…

Kayaking & Canoeing

Lansing is situated at the junction of the Red Cedar River and the Grand River (the longest river in…

Parks & Gardens

Looking for some fresh air and exercise? Greater Lansing offers wide open, green spaces and chill…

Sledding/Ice Skating

Greater Lansing is great fun in all seasons, so when winter takes hold and Lansing is like a snow…

Trails & Hiking

If you are looking for an opportunity to get out in nature, Greater Lansing can offer multiple trail…