The Cascade Peace Park is perfect for hiking. The trails go up and down through hardwood forests and are absolutely brilliant in the fall. If you are hiking Grand Rapids, this one has to be on your list. Jogging strollers would do okay here, but there are sandy parts. Please leash your dogs. Access off Bolt Dr and Grand River Dr.
This park is really one giant trial system. Follow the paved trail to the river (you’ll catch glimpses of the Grand River) or take trails through wetlands, prairies, and forests. This park also has a fun playground and welcome center. It’s pretty flat. The area is prone to flooding in the spring. Leashed dogs welcome.