EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2020: The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb rapidly rising COVID-19 infection rates. Bars and restaurants will be open for outdoor dining, carry-out and delivery only. Gyms will remain open for individual exercise with strict safety measures in place. Casinos, movie theaters and group exercise classes will be closed. Outdoor dining and parks remain open. Individualized activities with distancing and face masks are still allowed: retail shopping; public transit; restaurant takeout; and more. For additional information, please visit michigan.gov.

Our number one priority, as always, is to keep our community, visitors, and employees healthy and safe. Please view Travel Michigan's Guidelines for Travelers for the most current travel information.

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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.