Bald Mountain Recreation Area offers a variety of recreational opportunities for those who would like to relax and forget about the demands of work. This pet-friendly place welcomes dogs of all sizes without any additional fee. Four-legged friends are allowed on the trails so that you can take Spike for a walk, but he must be on a leash at all times and cannot be left unattended.
There are no dog scooper bags are available, so bring some for your pooch and do not forget to clean up right after. Swimming areas and buildings are off limits for dogs. Home to the steepest hills and some of the most rugged terrain in southeastern Michigan, Bald Mountain Recreation Area has rustic cabins where you can spend the night.
The extensive trails, wild game, and the inland lakes provide something for the family to do, regardless of the time of the year. The 4,367 acres of the park has enough space for two trout streams, several fishing lakes, large hunting areas, a modern shooting range, 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, and a sandy swimming beach.
The groomed x-country skiing trails are immensely popular, as well as ice fishing, sledding, and snowmobiling. The Bald Mountain Recreation Area is a particularly lovely place to relax and have a barbecue. If you're up for some adventure, you can also rent a kayak and have a go at it.
The hiking trails offer a few elevations if you want the challenge but do bring your mosquito repellant in the summer as there are plenty of those pests. The outdoor range is well-maintained and is ideal for rifle, pistol, and revolver shooters. You may bring extra targets too, as they are not given for free. There's ample parking space for those who would like to drive to the park. No need to worry where you can safely leave your vehicle.