The Scoop on Provin Trails Park
|Provin Trails Park|
2900 4 Mile Rd, Grand Rapids Township, MI 49252
Provin Trails Park in Grand Rapids Twp is a great escape from city life without really needing to leave. Provin Trails provides natural paths through the woods, up dunes, and over hills and valleys.
This iconic forest features little undergrowth, so it’s easy to see kids if they scramble ahead or off the path. The amazing giant trees also have lots and lots of low branches for climbing.
This is a great place for kids to use their imaginations as they run the giant dune, climb the trees and play house in the man-made forts that dot the woods.
Provin Trails is also a favorite place for family photos!
If you follow the main trail around in a loop, it’s not quite a mile long, making it a quick hike that’s good for kids of all ages. And dogs love it, too!
You can easily make it more (or less) of a hike with lots of smaller paths that twist through the park.
Provin Trails Has Lots of Unique Delights for Kids
Provin Trails Details
Trail Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult, sandy trails with lots of hills.
Dogs Allowed? Yes, but they must remain on a leash at all times.
Stroller Friendly? No
Time of Year Accessible: Open year round from 7:00 AM – sunset.
We grabbed a pair of binoculars on our way out the door and saw lots of squirrels and birds up close. If you meander far enough, you may even spot a teepee constructed out of natural materials!
There’s a small dune located in the center of the trails. In the eyes of my preschooler this required shoes and socks off and plenty of running up and down.
Who would have thought you could escape to the beach in the middle of Grand Rapids?!
Provin Trails is a new favorite stop for our family! My four-year-old liked the adventure of picking your own path through the woods and up the dunes. My toddler loved how busy it was: plenty of people to smile at as we passed.
I enjoyed the challenge of a good hill and the resistance in the sandy paths. Of course, our dog was exceptionally happy with this trail, too.
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