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Nara Nature Park

#4 of 14 things to do in Houghton Features Animals
47375 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931-9016
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Very cool ! This is a must-do !

What you need to know - 1. You walk on a boardwalk over a marsh. The boardwalk goes on both sides... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Austin, TX
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Enjoy awesome trails all year round, skis, bikes, and dogs! Fun trails to learn and be tested on... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
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47375 US Highway 41, Houghton, MI 49931-9016
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

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!

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
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
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
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This park is great for a stroll or a picnic. The boardwalk makes it very accessible. It is surpizingly extensive. You can see wetland plants and fish in Pilgrim Creek.

Thank Jill F
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I was here to meet some local boy scouts to discuss forestry for their forestry badges and brought my kids. We walked on the nicely packed and groomed trails out to the sled hill. It was groomed and fast and fun for all the kids....More

1  Thank James S
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