Did you know that Genesee County is home to the largest county parks system in the state of Michigan? With over 11,000 acres of land, Genesee County Parks have plenty of spaces for everyone to enjoy.

The Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission’s mission is to be dedicated to quality recreational opportunities for everyone and preservation of natural resources. One of the ways they accomplish this is with a variety of activities and programming at the 25 parks and complexes it runs throughout the county.

Here are some of the things you can do to make the most of Genesee County Parks.

For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum

In Burton, For-Mar has a variety of programs and activities for families and adults. Events include Tai Chi and community yoga, full-moon hikes, treehouse story time, programming with naturalists, educational series on plants and wildlife and more.

Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

Genesee County’s historic village is open every weekend throughout the spring and summer, and through the fall and winter for special events around Halloween and Christmas. Through the summer enjoys weekend events such as a Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine, Railfans weekend and Ladies Night Out.

Other Parks

Throughout the county other parks, picnic areas and boat launchs host events such as bird watching, storytime, inclusive kayaking, nature at night events and educational hikes.

For more information on the Genesee County Parks, visit www.GeneseeCountyParks.org.