Parks, Trails & Gardens



Looking for some fresh air and exercise? Greater Lansing offers wide open, green spaces and chill places to relax and unwind. The Lansing River Trail winds from Old Town Lansing through the heart of downtown and out onto the campus of Michigan State University. With over 17 miles of paved and board walk type surfaces it's perfect for waking, running and biking. The River Trail also passes through the brand new Rotary Park. Play corn hole or dip your toes in the sandy urban beach along the Grand River. Rent a kayak or canoe from River Town Adventures, for a paddle around. All ages are welcome. Just steps from the State Capitol, it's the perfect spot for a picnic before exploring 5 other attractions within a 5 block radius. Love Lansing like a local and we promise, you'll love Lansing as much as we do!


Koi ponds, fresh blooms and seasonal gardens create the perfect backdrop for breathing in the serenity of nature. Read a book at Lansing Community College’s Shigematsu Memorial Garden or take a relaxing stroll along the paths of the W.J. Beal Botanical Gardens. Bringing the kids? Check out the MSU 4-H Children's Gardens. You will leave feeling refreshed, more focused and ready to take on whatever lies ahead.