Experience Michigan’s wild side by visiting the woofderful Bald Mountain Recreation Area. A beautiful collection of steep hills, lakes, and streams, this pawperty is definitely worth checking out.
If your pup likes to hike, they will love this park. Here
they will find several trails that wind through some of southeast Michigan’s
most rugged terrain. The park’s North Unit has more elevation change, so your
doggo will get more of challenge on the North Blue, White, Orange, and Green
Trails. The South Unit’s trails are fairly flat. Trails like the South Red, Orange,
or Yellow Trails are mellower. All trails offer beautiful scenery that is sure
to make your pup’s tail wag!
Not only does this place have pawsome hiking trails, it
has a whole host of other amenities. Visitors are welcome to use the disc golf
course, playground, hunting areas, and radio controlled flying field. Fishing
is also a pupular activity. All of the park’s lakes have panfish, northern
pike, and largemouth bass, but Graham Lake seems to be the best fishing spot.
If you’re hoping to reel in a trout, cast your line into Trout Creek or Paint
Bald Mountain Recreation Area does not have a campground.
Overnight stays are limited to the park’s two rustic cabins. Unfurtunately, these
are not pet friendly. However, there are four furrific picnic areas to enjoy for a day adventure. Each one has tables, grills,
and fire pits, so pack your lunch and enjoy an outdoor meal with your pup! Wherever you travel in the park, be sure to have water to share and clean-up bags on hand, and always pick up whatever your pup lays down.
When it comes to visiting Bald Mountain Recreation Area,
it pays to be a Michigan resident. An annual Recreation Passport can be
purchased for $11.00 at the time of your license plate renewal or for $16.00 at the park, and is valid for all of Michigan's state parks. A daily pass for non-residents is $9.00.
Your pup will agree- a day at Bald Mountain Recreation Area is time well