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Lansing area parks to enjoy fall foliage

September 28, 2017
<p>Hawk Island County Park.</p>

Hawk Island County Park.

Photo by Carly Geraci | The State News

Red, yellow and brown leaves are already starting to change the landscape here in Michigan. If you are looking to venture off campus to make the most of the fall colors, there are several options that make for a picturesque fall hike. 

For more detailed information visit the Lansing parks and recreation website. 

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Name: Frances Park 

Admission Fee: No 

Paved Trails: Yes

Athletic Fields: No 

Fishing Dock: No

Pet Friendly: Yes

Location: 2701 Moores River Dr., Lansing

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Name: Hawk Island County Park 

Admission Fee: $3 for Ingham County residents, $5 for non-residents  

Paved Trails: Yes

Athletic Fields: Volleyball court, horseshoe pits

Fishing Dock: Yes

Canoe/Kayak Access: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Location: 1601 E. Cavanaugh Rd., Lansing

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Name: Trager Park

Admission Fee: No

Paved Trails: Yes

Athletic Fields: No 

Fishing Dock: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Location: 1316 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing

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Name: Rose Lake State Wildlife Research Area 

Admission Fee: No

Paved Trails: No

Athletic Fields: No 

Fishing Dock: No

Pet Friendly: Yes

Location: 8562 Stoll Rd., East Lansing

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Name: Crego Park 

Admission Fee: No

Paved Trails: Yes

Athletic Fields: No 

Fishing Dock: Yes

Canoe/Kayak Access: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Location: 1600 Fidelity Rd., Lansing

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Name: Fenner Nature Center

Admission Fee: No 

Paved Trails: Mostly dirt

Athletic Fields: No 

Fishing Dock: No

Pet Friendly: Yes

Location:  2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing

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Name: Lake Lansing Park South

Admission Fee:  $3 for Ingham County residents, $5 for non-residents

Paved Trails: No

Athletic Fields: Volleyball court, horseshoe pits and tricycle tack (tricycles free of charge)    

Fishing Dock: No

Boat Launch: Yes

Pet Friendly: No

Location: 1621 Pike St., Haslett 


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Name: Sleepy Hollow State Park

Admission Fee:  $11 resident recreation passport 

Paved Trails: Mostly dirt

Athletic Fields: No 

Fishing Dock: Yes

Reservable campsites: Yes

Canoe/Kayak Access: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Location: 7835 E. Price Rd., Laingsburg

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Name: Fitzgerald Park 

Admission Fee:  $3 for Eaton County residents, $5 for non-residents 

Paved Trails: Mostly dirt

Athletic Fields: Softball diamonds, volleyball court, basketball court, horseshoe pits and disk golf course

Fishing Dock: No

Canoe/Kayak Access: Yes

Pet Friendly: Yes

Location: 133 Fitzgerald Park Dr., Grand Ledge

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