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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.
Aman Park is worth the stop, especially in spring for wildflowers. This Grand Rapids park is a popular spot in every season. A hit with hikers and dogs alike, you will love the little creek, bridges, and more. The trails are mostly sandy, well-maintained, and have a few decent hills throughout. The main loop is 1.5 miles. Located on Lake Michigan Dr- approximately 6 miles west of the City.
This wonderful park is best known as the home of the “Ledges”—ancient sedimentary rock outcroppings lining the shores of the Grand River. Facilities include six picnic sites, three miles of trails, volleyball, basketball, playground. Kayak launch for privately owned boats. It’s just a 40-minute drive for those used to hiking Grand Rapids.