Kensington Park Nature Center
one of the most popular parks in Michigan. Kensington’s 4,481 sprawling acres of wooded, hilly terrain surrounds beautiful Kent Lake, and is home to an abundance of wildlife and waterfowl. Kensington Metropark offers a multitude of recreational activities throughout the year, from biking and boating to cross-country skiing and tobogganing. In addition to striking sunrises and sunsets, 1,200-acre Kent Lake offers plenty of fun activities: swim at Martindale or Maple beaches, get soaked at the Splash ‘n’ Blast, or just spend the day fishing, boating or picnicking along the water. Take a tour of the lake aboard the Island Queen II in the summer and fall. Or, enjoy a winter day ice-fishing or skating on frozen lake waters.
Huge Park. I haven't been there in quite a few years but glad to see it's been kept up to a great state. Plenty of pavilions for large functions, also they have paddle boat rentals and other activities. I would recommend checking out their website for some of the activities and offerings they have prior to a visit it could make your visit even better.
Beautiful nature trails and full of wild life. The park is well kept and very big. Although, the water in my opinion was gross and I wouldn't swim in it. Bishop Lake has nicer water to swim in and do activities in. Paddle boarding is decent price but no matter What you must have a $60 deposit, so if you don't have the deposit scratch going out on a boat. Bishop Lake is better for anything water. I like this metro park because the nature trail is beautiful and full of life.
I love this place! It is HUGE and oh so beautiful. Perfect for picnics, bike rides, lake or pool swims--any outdoor activity. I especially love they kayak rental. There are many tiny little islands in the lake you can paddle to and explore and they're mostly very clean. During the summer, they have special events like having a professional orchestra play at Maple Beach. It costs a bit to get in, but it's a per vehicle fee and not a per head fee so load up the car with some friends and family, pack a lunch and your swimsuit and have at!
I've only been here once, but this park looks fantastic. Looks like a great place for bike riding as well Update: I tried the bike trail, and it is was fantastic. It's a short ride (about 8.5 miles) but very relaxing and still challenging enough for a newbie. Greatly recommend