Parks & Nature Areas

Ready to lose yourself in the great outdoors? With more than 11,000 acres of parks and nature areas, Flint & Genesee is the perfect place to begin. Nestled throughout Flint & Genesee, county, city, and township parks invite visitors to escape to four seasons of affordable fun. 

Spy spring wildflowers, play in the summer sun, marvel at trees ablaze in fall color, or sled down a hill of powdery snow. For off-road enthusiasts, check out The Mounds ORV Park - Michigan’s premier off-road vehicle park. Interact with nature at Flushing Township Nature Park, Dauner Martin Nature Sanctuary, or the county’s largest - 383 acre For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum - where expert naturalists and horticulturists are on hand to teach about the plant and animal life that makes up our unique ecosystem. Be sure to ascend the 30 feet from Kearsley Creek to For-Mar’s barrier-free treehouse built by treehouse master Pete Nelson of Nelson Treehouse.