Beauty Surrounds You at Fallasburg Park
1124 Fallasburg Road, Lowell, MI 49331
natural hiking paths through hardwoods with a covered bridge
Trail Length: 2.1 miles
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Dogs Allowed? Yes, but they must be on a 6-foot leash.
Facilities: Modern restrooms
Stroller Friendly? No
Time of Year Accessible: May 1 through October 31 from 7 am to sunset
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Fallasburg Park is just so beautiful! This picturesque park located just north of Lowell in the historic Fallasburg community.
Spanning over 250 acres, this is a popular place for kids and families to take in a hike, explore an historic covered bridge, fish, or take fall family photos.
Fallasburg Park is one of over 50 walking trails in West Michigan.
More About Fallasburg Park
The large park has many places to park and adventure. Find lush grassy areas, wide open spaces for running, a bubbling creek and large river, and a one-of-a-kind walk across a covered bridge and past a historic community.
This map will help you figure out where to go when you visit.
Two popular places are the play area by the enclosed structure and the covered bridge.
When my friends and I visited, we let the kids get their energy out at the play structure with the big tire swings.
Located by the enclosed historic lodge (popular for event rentals), you’ll know you’ve found the right place when you see the stone archway over the driveway.
We began our hike (part of the North Country National Scenic Trail) just behind the play structure, by the maintenance building.
The hike wound around to the McPherson Road bridge, across the flat river, past the disc golf, back through the woods, and popped out on Covered Bridge Road.
We enjoyed walking past historic buildings, many of which are residences today. On most Sundays, their school house is open to the public.
We walked over the antique covered bridge, built in 1871, one of only two covered bridges in Michigan that allows vehicle traffic.
Then we walked past another play structure with the covered picnic tables and down past this adorable creek.
You can cross the creek to get to a very small play structure and enjoy the flat grassy plain between the creek and the Flat River.
The paved path took us back up to the enclosed shelter and play structure where we started.
And the kids still had enough energy left to race back to the swings for more fun!
Fallasburg Park is Popular for Family Photos
This place is so picturesque that getting amazing family photos is easy.
You’ve got so many backdrops, including the covered bridge, metal bridge, historic buildings, creek, river, stone walls and pretty trails. In the fall, the colors are incredible.
You can hire a pro to capture the family or just play around with your own camera for candid shots of kids being kids.
Tips for Visiting Fallasburg park
Toddlers would enjoy the smaller play structure by the covered shelter along Covered Bridge road, but may struggle with any hiking. There’s also a small creek nearby and also the Flat River which you’ll want to watch them around.
A great spot for kite flying is down the hill behind the enclosed structure, just across the little creek. Here you’ll find a nice open grassy area for kite-flying fun.
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Thank you for including Fallasburg Historical Society in this article!