Beaches & Swimming
When it's hot it's time to cool down and find a place to truly chill out. Both Ingham and Eaton County parks as well as the cities of Lansing and East Lansing offer multiple swimming options and even some great beach areas. Head to Lake Lansing for a great beach experience or travel just a bit farther north to Sleepy Hollow State Park where they have a swimming beach at Lake Ovid plus a beach dedicated to your four-legged friends so you don’t have to leave them behind. A swimming beach for dogs? Fido agrees that this is a great option!
If a swimming pool is more your style, at East Lansing Family Aquatic Center you can find great family fun with a zero-depth-entrance, multiple pool slides, a splash pad and wet and dry sand areas. Ingham County’s Hawk Island Park offers a great splash pad area as well plus a grassy and sandy beach at the nearby made-made lake so you can enjoy the best of both.
Don't want to swim but want to dip your toes in the sand as a cool breeze blows in off the Grand River? Head to downtown Lansing for fun and games at the new urban beach at Rotary Park.
Here in Greater Lansing, we’ll keep you cooled down, refreshed and entertained.