Shorter, steep stair climb up a dune to lake views. Parking can be tricky in busier months.
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.
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.