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Nara Nature Park

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47375 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931-9016
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Lovely boardwalk hike, lots of wildlife

I was here in spring and enjoyed lots of interesting wetland views. A few of the boardwalk trails... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
MarriedWidow
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Houghton, Michigan
Fun

I've only been to Nara twice but both times the kids loved it. They have a big sled hill that the... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Lkoivu
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Houghton, Michigan
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“ski trails” (4 reviews)
“michigan tech” (3 reviews)
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47375 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931-9016
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

I was here in spring and enjoyed lots of interesting wetland views. A few of the boardwalk trails were in need of repair but we were able to see much with the ones that were not out of commission. We saw lots of birds, a...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I've only been to Nara twice but both times the kids loved it. They have a big sled hill that the kids love. I even had my daughters birthday party there. We had the party in the chalet and all the kids enjoyed the sled...More

Thank Lkoivu
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

What you need to know - 1. You walk on a boardwalk over a marsh. The boardwalk goes on both sides of the river so make sure you walk both sides. 2. Be quiet and you'll see lots of animals. We saw beaver, ducks, herons,...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Enjoy awesome trails all year round, skis, bikes, and dogs! Fun trails to learn and be tested on, bike trails are xc, and the ski trails are great, the grooming is super good!

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We cross country skied here. The warming building is absolutely wonderful, fire place, lots of nice tables to sit at. Clean bathrooms that are indoors. We loved the ski trails. They were groomed for classic and skating. I would consider them to be mostly intermediate,...More

Thank Needsmoretimeoff_12
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

On the north side of US41, just "below" the woods trails at the top of a hill on the sourth side of US41 is a parking area right next to a bridge. It's just a gravelly open area. We park there, easily find an entry...More

Thank Phyllis R
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Such a cool nature park. They are located near the animal shelter and I'd encourage you to walk a little pupper when you visit. It'll make your hike a bit more exciting. See you on the trails!

1  Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I haven't been through the entire Nara Nature Park but I have walked on one of the trails and am happy to have "another" place in Houghton to walk. There are trails on both side of US 41. There is a place to park your...More

Thank Cher1952
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We had an enjoyable walk, taking the path to the right. The wild roses were beautiful. A good place to stretch your legs!

Thank Marsha G
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is a very large system of trails running through and around Michigan Tech University in Houghton, Michigan. The trails are extremely well-maintained and beautiful. It's quiet and lovely. There's a stream/river running through the area, and you can walk right down to it and...More

Thank Beth M
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