Enjoy these Outdoor Activities in #JacksonMI During Quarantine

Enjoy these Outdoor Activities in #JacksonMI During Quarantine

If being quarantined is getting the best of you, get out and stretch your legs. Jackson, Michigan has tons of activities you can do outside while keeping your distance from others. Enjoy trails, fishing, bird watching, and so much more in Jackson’s beautiful outdoors.

Miles of Trails

Spring has sprung, so why not enjoy the beauty of the season on a trail in Jackson? With miles to choose from, your days in quarantine will feel a little less confined. If you are looking for a smooth, paved path, then the Falling Waters Trail is perfect. You can start on the inter-city trail in downtown Jackson and connecting to neighboring communities all the way to Spring Arbor and Concord, it’s the perfect way to get outdoors and cover some serious miles! If you desire a trail that’s a little more natural, check out MacCready Reserve. This 6.5-mile dog-friendly trail system is covered by mature trees and proves plenty of opportunity to watch for wildlife.

Fish are Biting

Nothing is more relaxing than casting your reel out into one of Jackson County’s more than 100 lakes – you might just get lucky and catch dinner. Surround yourself in serenity as you fish off the dock or put your boat into the lake to fish out a little deeper.  Not sure where all the county boat launches are? Get our free Guide to Jackson’s Waterways.

Birds in Flight

Now is a wonderful time to watch for our treasured birds who fill our Michigan skies. Whether outside in your yard, taking a walk in your neighborhood or just gazing out your window, birds and freshly hatched babies can be seen and heard. Make your sighting even more fun with our birding checklist. The largest park in the lower peninsula, Waterloo Recreation Area sets the perfect scene for a birding outing. Enjoy 20,000 acres of protected forests to explore.

Take on Nature

With plenty of ideas to spark your next adventure, get out of the house and take this time to enjoy the beautiful outdoor areas we have at our fingertips. Discover Jackson’s nature today!

If you work up an appetite, check out the Jackson restaurants open for take-out.

Published 4/22/20

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