Michigan Legacy Art Park

Why it’s great for the first time hiker & biker…

Family friendly with educational events for any age.

Best segment(s) for a 2 hours or less hike

There is a lot of art culture to explore including over 40 sculptures and poetry stones.

Trail Description


“Where Art, Nature and History Meet”

Discover for yourself the stories of Michigan’s cultural and natural history brought to life through art. This 30-acre wooded preserve offers an art experience and hiking trail that is uniquely “northern Michigan”.

The forty-plus sculptures in the permanent collection, as well as the juried entry gallery exhibit, and poetry stones placed throughout the park connect visitors to the shared cultural and natural history. Michigan Legacy Art Park is a sculpture park dedicated to sharing the stories of the people, events and natural resources that continue to shape the legacy of Michigan. Contemporary artists interpret these stories through outdoor sculpture. With over 40 great works of art, the Art Park provides a rich cultural experience for thousands of visitors annually.

Hundreds of area students visit the art park on school field trips every day. Michigan Legacy Art Park’s ‘Looking to Learn’ resources help teachers integrate the park trip with classroom learning in math, science, and history.

Difficulty: Beginner

Trail Amenities/Quick Look:

  • Year around events
  • Educational
  • Family friendly
  • Guided tours
  • Fee for admission
  • ADA accessible: A barrier-free arrival area and ¼-mile trail welcomes guests of most abilities. This new trail, funded in part by a grant from Rotary Charities, was built according to ADA standards for recreation trails and never rises above a 10% grade. It meanders through the woods from the trailhead to the amphitheater.

Trailhead Locations

Trailhead - Michigan Legacy Art Park


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