141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201 :: 517.764.4440
Experience Jackson

Explore the Great Outdoors in Jackson

There are miles of trails to explore, great birding hot spots and wonderful parks with tons of fun activities to enjoy as you Experience Jackson, Michigan year-round.

The trail system in Jackson stretches for miles and miles across the natural, rolling countryside, past pristine lakes and through beautiful parks.

Jackson is home to numerous lakes, streams and marshes perfect for dropping a line to fish or paddling a canoe or a kayak.

The varying terrain makes for picturesque scenery and wildlife habitat.

If you want to experience – and even interact with – nature, Jackson is a great place to do it.

Don't forget to check out the best places for Birding in Jackson County

Sparks Park aka Cascades Park

 At the Sparks Foundation County Park, also known as Cascades Park, sports of all kinds are a major element of the park. In addition to the Cascades 18-hole Championship... » Read more on Sparks Park aka Cascades Park

Ella Sharp Park

Ella Sharp Park is located on 562 acres along the banks of the southwest branch of the Grand River in beautiful Jackson, Michigan. This provides a great location for a park... » Read more on Ella Sharp Park

Falling Waters Trail & the Trail System in Jackson

The trail system in Jackson features three distinct trails. The first and largest is the Falling Waters Trail. Situated on the bed of the former Michigan Central Railroad, the Falling... » Read more on Falling Waters Trail & the Trail System in Jackson

Park System in Jackson County

Looking for a place to relax and commune with nature, plus keep the kids busy at the same time? From hiking, biking, paddling, and rollerblading in warmer months to snowshoeing,... » Read more on Park System in Jackson County