Located in Williamston, Michigan, Village Square is a beautiful community with paved roads, off-street parking, and an on-site manager. Not only is there an attractive resident referral program, but there is also a resident relocation program that minimizes the cost of moving!
Aside from the offerings within the community, Village Square has an extremely advantageous and convenient location in Williamston. Not only is it home to a live theatre and two golf courses, but it is also home to a Williamston branch of the Capital Area District Library, grocery stores, markets, restaurants, and many other amenities. If there is anything else lacking, the city is conveniently located 11 miles away from East Lansing which houses Michigan State University, and 15 miles away from Lansing, which is the state capital city of Michigan.
Not only that, but the community also comes together for the many festivals throughout the year. Namely the Red Cedar Jubilee which is a week long event in June and the Dog Days of Summer which is held on the first Thursday and Friday of August.
Many will love to live in this area, but everyone also will want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life here and there. The best way to do so is to immerse yourself in nature. Read on to find out more about the best hiking spots for you to destress on a beautiful day.
Ted Black Woods
Located in Meridian Township, Ted Black Woods is less than 10 minutes away by car. Originally known as Van Atta Woods Park, it was renamed to honor Environmental Commissioner, Park Commissioner, and renowned bird expert Ted Black. This beautiful 74-acre woodlot features a lush sampling of spring wildflowers, beautiful hardwoods, and even a large diversity of songbirds! The woods have been allowed to grow without extensive interference and you will be able to enjoy its natural beauty on any of the many trails. These trails range in difficulty, allowing a pleasant experience for visitors of all levels of hiking ability. Do take note that as the trail edges upon several wetlands, mosquitoes may be a problem so prepare insect repellent before visiting!
Legg Park is huge, spanning across 103 acres with many different trail offerings for both amateurs and experienced hikers. It is a loop trail that will take around one and a half hours to complete, with variations for people who wish to do more or less distance. As it is part of the Meridian Riverfront Park, there are also options to cross over to the Harris Nature Center via the red park trail. The activities that you can do here are not limited to just running and hiking, the trails are also open to horseback riding, snowshoeing, biking, and even cross-country skiing. Even though the park is open from dawn to dusk all year round, the trails may become inaccessible or extremely muddy during the rainy season so do check the weather forecast before attempting your activity.
Lake Lansing Park North
Lake Lansing Park North is not just a great hiking spot, it is an amazing destination for everyone in the family. Spanning across more than 400 acres, there are over 10 miles of trails to explore. Each trail is clearly marked and will take you across deciduous forests, marshes, swamps and more. If you or your family members are tired, there are also playgrounds and picnic grounds for everyone to settle down to rest your legs.
As you can see, you will be spoilt for choice with regards to hiking spots around Village Square. The activities you can enjoy are simply endless!