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Nara Nature Park

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Aftermath of Flood

Great boardwalks in park, nice hike/bike trails, nice setting. Unfortunately for us, some of the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Greg C
Minot, North Dakota
Pilgrim Point

We only had time to walk the part of the trail from our B & B to the boardwalk out to Pilgrim... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
Maya H
Brattleboro, Vermont
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“ski trails”(4 reviews)
“sled hill”(2 reviews)
“portage lake”(2 reviews)
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47375 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931-9016
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Great boardwalks in park, nice hike/bike trails, nice setting. Unfortunately for us, some of the park was damaged by massive flood the week before we arrived. We walked where we could. On past trips, we got to do more. We truly enjoy the park.

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 17 June 2018

We only had time to walk the part of the trail from our B & B to the boardwalk out to Pilgrim Point. The boardwalk goes out through a marsh out to Portage Lake. A not to difficult walk and worth every bit of effort.

Thank Maya H
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

1  Thank MarriedWidow
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
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

2  Thank MJSpock
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!

Thank Seesss1
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
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
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
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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