Read this Before You Hike the Trails at Seidman Park
The Scoop on Seidman Park
Seidman Park is a beautiful set of interconnected trails in Ada. You can hike as little as a quarter of a mile loop or all the way up to five miles! The park is also bordered by the paved Ada Township Trail if you’re still up for more adventure.
The trails at Seidman are well-marked, mostly wooded, and slightly hilly. Since some of the elevation is low and near a creek, the trails can be quite muddy in early spring or after a good rain.
There are two parking areas and both have port-a-pottys nearby. There was also a covered area with picnic tables for a post-hike snack!
Trail Difficulty: Moderate, with some hills.
Dogs Allowed? Yes, but they must be leashed at all times.
Stroller Friendly? Mostly no, but this does connect with the paved Ada Trail as well.
Time of Year Accessible: Open year round.
We optimistically set off to conquer the main yellow loop. Right after you hit the trail there’s a bridge with an active creek babbling through. If there’s one thing my kids love most about a hike–it’s a good bridge and a full creek (okay, that is two things).
From there it was primarily wooded (you may want bug spray during peak mosquito season) with some decent hills scattered throughout. The yellow loop was just the right length with enough variety to keep a preschooler enthusiastically hiking along.
While kids can make hiking unpredictable, making it to one of the boardwalks (shortly after the yellow connects to the blue, but on the blue trail) was a highlight for my family. It felt like we had found a secret forest! My son could not have been more delighted to peek into the mud on the hunt for turtles or a frog.
Cherish the Magic Long After You Leave
I still can’t believe how stunning parts of this park are! I don’t know if it is the time of year or just the beauty of Michigan–but it is unbelievable.
Take all your photos and videos from your visit and head over to Studio KDL at the Cascade Branch of the Kent District Library. Studio KDL offers a wide-array of technology resources for you to capture your memories forever.
With instruction and equipment at your fingertips, you can do anything from make a commemorative family movie, record a riveting podcast, or design promotional materials. You don’t need to reserve the space ahead of time–just show up and get creative!
How to Get to Seidman Park
8155 Conservation Rd, Ada, MI 49301