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Grass River Natural Area

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Address: 6500 Alden Hwy, Bellaire, MI 49615-9263
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Sneeks up on you but was a very quiet area. Surprised by the nice building they have and offer several classes and walks. Great place to observe nature.

Reviewed 31 August 2016
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Sneeks up on you but was a very quiet area. Surprised by the nice building they have and offer several classes and walks. Great place to observe nature.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Newly opened last year this place has more trails and paths than you have days to travel. One of the best natural areas in the many that are in the state. Walk to the water and along the paths that have beautiful plants, trees and wildlife. Hint: Lots of walking. No motorized vehicles.

Thank 615carlm
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

After hours of tubing on Torch Lake for days, we decided to venture to the Grass River Natural Area for a change of pace. It was beautiful and peaceful. The kids enjoyed looking for wildlife, mainly birds, as we floated along. We enjoyed spending a few hours exploring. The entire area is a no wake zone, so be prepared to... More 

Thank huddlesk
Flint, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

great hiking area...good learning center ,,, will visit again next time were north,,,The little creeks that go through it are pretty as are the benches to sit and watch the river traffic go by

Thank mikedaws0n
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took my older parents for a walk it was very pleasant peaceful. Very relaxing we walked for a mile, not a bird watching person but still enjoy.

Thank Kevin B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to spend a morning or afternoon. The boardwalk was well maintained and the different vegetative zones were gorgeous and interesting. We range in ages from 2-60 and everyone LOVED this place.

Thank Claire W
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We visited while I was pregnant and had a two-year-old in a stroller. The walk was easy, the boardwalk well-maintained, and we got a really good look at local plant life.

Thank Audrey D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This boardwalk area is very accessible to everyone and an easy walk. It is wide, crosses the creek several times, and it just beautiful in all seasons.

Thank Lisa B
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Great area with well maintained and marked trails. Parking is available at multiple sites. There is a visitor center with bathrooms. Some ski trails are groomed

Thank Dave E
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I very much enjoyed hiking the trails over the New Years holiday. There was a blanket of fresh snow and we only saw two other couples during our trek. I would love to check this place out in the fall.

Thank Kelly S

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