Feeling stuck inside? With the recent Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order, individuals are encouraged to shelter in place. However, you can still enjoy the great outdoors while keeping a safe, six-foot distance from other people.

Here are three things you can do to in Flint and Genesee County:


Genesee County is home to over 11,000 acres of parks. With 10 trails located around the county, there are plenty of places to get out and explore this spring.

At For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum in Burton, there are numerous trails including a 5k route that bends around Kearsley Creek.

Buell Lake County Park in Clio was named the most beautiful place in Genesee County in 2018 and features a one-mile walking trail.

Find a trail near you on the Genesee County Parks website.

Kayaking and Canoeing

There are plenty of places to get on the water in Flint & Genesee.

The Flint River is a 73-mile water trail that begins at Mott Lake and has over 20 access sites such as Paddlers’ Landing in the Mott Park Recreation Area, which provides a safe, fully accessible community access point to the Flint River.

The Shiawassee River in southern Genesee County travels from Holly to Chesaning with access points for Genesee County paddlers in Fenton and Linden.


Exploring on a bike is a great way to see more of Flint and Genesee County.

It is easy to ride downtown Flint with the Flint Bike Share. With nine locations to rent or return bikes, citizens and visitors can bike around the city or along the Flint River trail with hourly rentals.

The Flushing Riverview Trail is a 1.4-mile non-motorized path that starts at the Main Street Bridge and runs along the Flint River and is great for cycling.