If you thought Michigan's largest county parks system would be somewhere in Metro Detroit or in the vast Upper Peninsula, you couldn't be more wrong. Right here at home in the Flint area you'll find the state's largest county parks system. With 27 parks and facilities across Genesee County, you're sure to #FindYourGetaway this summer.

Boasting 11,000 acres of rivers, lakes, trails and campgrounds, there is certainly an eye-opening spot in Genesee County you've yet to explore. Make it your summer challenge to find a new favorite getaway spot at a Genesee County Park.

Family Fun Summer Adventure Ideas at Genesee County Parks

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No matter what kind of summer fun you're thinking of from swimming and a beach day to kid-friendly historic adventures or a peaceful walk in nature, there's a park for that.


Rivers don't have beaches? Don't tell that to Bluebell Beach and Splash Pad along the Flint River. Buttercup Beach in Columbiaville offers a Great Lakes beach experience including beach volleyball on the shores of Holloway Reservoir. And If you're not hip to Clover Beach at Byram Lake you need to get Linden County Park - it's everything you want in a park.

Urban Parks

Some of the most special spots in the Genesee County Parks system are the parks shared in partnership with the City of Flint. Lakes, hiking, nature - you won't feel like you're in the city when you get away to Flint Park LakeMax BrandonThread Lake or McKinley Parks.

Be One with Nature

Commune and reconnect to our nurturing Mother Earth at our choices for the best natural areas in Genesee County: Atlas Park in Goodrich features 150 unspoiled acres of purest Michigan. Just try to count all of the 150+ species of plants and trees that make up the For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum in Burton. And find that beautiful stone bridge pictured above tucked away among the 345 acres of Richfield Park in Davison.

Fun While They Learn

Nothing gives your kids a day of immersive hands-on learning like a day at Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad. History comes alive in the park's 30 restored buildings as well as steam locomotive and paddle-wheel boat cruising Mott Lake.

And we haven't even talked about off-roading at the Mounds, camping at Wolverine, or finding a spot  to put in the boat or kayak. Or a new favorite fishing hole. Or disc golf. Or equestrian experiences. Whew! Your summer calendar just got filled up.

From Atlas Park to Zemmer Park, there is an endless number of ways to #FindYourGetaway when you explore Genesee County's most precious amenity, our county parks. Check geneseecountyparks.org to start planning your next adventure.