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Grass River Natural Area

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6500 Alden Hwy, Bellaire, MI 49615-9263
+1 231-533-8576
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Easy walking

My husband & I stopped at Grass River Natural Area to check it out. There were very nice paths, and... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Mio, Michigan
via mobile
Amazing endeavor

My review is somewhat biased . . my uncle was very involved in the establishment of this incredible... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Lauralyn T
Aurora, Illinois
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“nature center” (6 reviews)
“clam lake” (5 reviews)
“few hours” (4 reviews)
6500 Alden Hwy, Bellaire, MI 49615-9263
+1 231-533-8576
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My husband & I stopped at Grass River Natural Area to check it out. There were very nice paths, and the walking was easy. We took quite a few photos as landscape is our thing! As the name of the place implies, it is a...More

2  Thank vouge3912
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My review is somewhat biased . . my uncle was very involved in the establishment of this incredible area . . . but, it's been some time since we visited. We brought our granddaughters, 4 and 7, and they had an amazing time running along...More

Thank Lauralyn T
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We boated in the grass river and enjoyed the calm waters and natural setting along the banks. Easy to share with kayaks, canoes, and pontoons. Not appropriate for speed boats as it is a no wake zone.

Thank Crystal B
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The park has nicely marked trails and a boardwalks. There is a trail along a portion of the river, but there was too much boat traffic for us to see much wildlife. There are lots of trails for hiking or biking. If you decide to...More

Thank kmshibatravel
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Trails are marked well. You can sit out on the dock at Clam Lake and enjoy a sunset. There were no other people there when I was there. A hidden gem.

Thank dchampeau
Reviewed 28 April 2017

we did the boardwalk trail from parking lot.--VERY NICE RAISED WOOD WALKWAY THRU WETLAND SCENERY DOWN TO WATER; LOTS OF BIRDS AND WATER CREATURES.- almost like a mangrove or swamp trek, the site is a wetland nearing the river. .. easy walking and not very...More

2  Thank JOLIOLIO2014
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My favorite thing is to take a canoe out on the river on a hot summer day. But the trail system is also amazing - this is a really special place tucked into the south end of Lake Bellaire.

1  Thank Brad K
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Grass River Nature Center is a great stop for the whole family, but check times open as closed some winter months.The hiking trails are amazing both summer and winter and always open. Peaceful, quiet, bubbling river in all seasons, bird watching. Winter snowshoeing and cross...More

Thank frolicmichigan
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We spent the past two afternoons enjoying the trails. Yesterday snowshoeing and today cross country skiing. Nice trails designated for each activity. Very quiet, we did not see anyone else on the trails either day.

Thank Cms2716
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We have been here a few times. Even though we haven't seen any wildlife, we always have a nice hike on the grounds. It's a little off the beaten path, but not hard to get to.

Thank pseudoengin
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24 May 2015|
Response from gandalf2520002 | Reviewed this property |
We happened along it while we were on I believe highway 88.