Parks

Experience adventure by choice or by chance. With more than 1,000 acres of parkland, the Mt. Pleasant area is filled with opportunities to unplug.

Start your journey at the Chippewa River, where you can master miles and miles of winding waters via river tube, kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Known as “Michigan’s laziest river” the Chippewa River is perfect for a leisurely trip downstream with friends and family.

Just a step off of the Chippewa River find yourself in one of the many beautiful County parks. Deerfield County Park boasts over 8 miles of hiking and groomed cross country trails, two disc golf courses, many river crossings and bridges, a sandy beach and rustic camping. Northwest of Deerfield, explore Coldwater Lake Family Park, offering beautiful sandy beach camping and activity spaces on the shoreline of Coldwater Lake. Follow the Chippewa River back into the Mt. Pleasant City limits where the GKB riverwalk trail will guide you through four-interconnected, riverfront parks.

Let the culmination of your river and parks exploration lead you to Island Park in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. A 50-acre Island Park, circled by the calming flow of the Chippewa River. Set Up a hammock along the banks of the river and let the kids explore Timbertown Playscape or have them cool off at the Spray park. Before heading to your next adventure, cook-out and fuel-up at one of the many barbeques stands and covered picnic areas.

For those searching for adrenaline, head north to Snow Snake for a Zip Line course offering more than 4,000 feet of cable and speeds of up to 25 mph. From the heights of the Zip Line, look south and you may be able to see the peak of Bundy Hill, Mt. Pleasant’s elusive mountain and the tallest point in Isabella County.

Bundy Hill is only one of 22 nature preserves owned and maintained by the Chippewa Watershed Conservancy (CWC). Protecting over 600 acres of wild lands, the CWC offers a variety of outdoor experience like no other; all preserves are free and open to the public to enjoy.

Once you’ve made a choice about where to go to find yourself, be sure to stand still and enjoy it. Sometimes taking an indirect path leads you to new discoveries. Meandering paths. Meet here. #MeetMtP

 

Chippewa River

Start your journey at the Chippewa River, where you can master miles and miles of winding waters via river tube, kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Known as “Michigan’s laziest river” the Chippewa River is perfect for a leisurely trip downstream with friends and family.

The Chippewa River is a stream in Michigan that runs 91.8 miles through the central Lower Peninsula. The Chippewa is a tributary of the Tittabawassee River and is named after the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation.

The Chippewa River flows through Mt. Pleasant and is the focal point of four parks in the city: Mill Pond Park, Nelson Park, Chipp-A-Waters, and Island Park. In Island Park, the river flows completely around the park and creates a natural island in the center of the city. Three additional Isabella County parks utilize the river for recreation: Meridian Park, Deerfield Nature Park, and Majeski Landing.

 

 

Recreation

 

Get up and move! That’s what we’re all about in the center of Michigan. Take a trip down the Chippewa River, a stroll through the park system, or hike the elusive mountain in Mt. Pleasant – Bundy Hill. Anything’s possible! There’s something for every level of thrill seeker here.

Grab a friend and go hit any of our 11 local golf courses, all ranging in pace and expertise level. Or if you want the non-tradition golf choice, check out the disc golf courses at Deerfield Nature Park for a challenge or on the campus of CMU.

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down either. Get sweaty with indoor racquetball, go bowling with friends, or lace up your roller skates and take a couple spins around the rink! There’s always something fun to do to get you up and moving.

 

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1403 W. High Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 US

Phone: (989) 779-5331
E-Mail Address: cbundy@mt-pleasant.org
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Nature area offering wooded trails along the Chippewa River, a picnic pavilion and playground.
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1703 N. Littlefield Rd.
Weidman, MI 48893 US

Phone: 989-772-0911 ext 340
E-Mail Address: parks@isabellacounty.org
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This 28 acre park is perfect for swimming, camping, fishing, volleyball, and more!
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Located on Central Michigan University Campus
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 US

Phone: (989) 774-3686
E-Mail Address: beck1ja@cmich.edu
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University Recreation invites you to come out and play a round at the CMU Disc Golf Course southeast of campus.
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3763 S. Lincoln Road
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 US

Phone: (989) 772-5474
(989) 560-8115
E-Mail Address: ander1mw@cmich.edu
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A friendly river with a gentle current - ideal for the whole family!
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320 W. Broadway
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 US

Phone: (989) 779-5331
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Find information on local Mt. Pleasant Parks
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Finch 112 , Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 US

Phone: (989) 774-1425
E-Mail Address: bruur1jr@cmich.edu
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Central Michigan Universitys rock climbing wall provides limitless opportunities for those looking for an adventure.
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200 W Broomfield St
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859 US

Phone: (989) 774-3686
Website

College recreation center featuring a pool, racquetball, basketball, volleyball courts, bowling alley and more!
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2200 S. Lincoln Rd.
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 US

Phone: (989) 772-0748
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The COA Fitness Trail used for the COA Fitness Program and is also available for any of our visitors to use.
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306 S University Ave
Mount Pleasant, MI 48804 US

Phone: (989) 772-5777
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The Chippewa Watershed Conservancy (CWC) protects natural habitat and open space in the counties on the Chippewa River.
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Central Michigan University A Wall

Finch 112 , Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989) 774-1425
Central Michigan Universitys rock climbing wall provides limitless opportunities for those looking for an adventure. More

Chipp-A-Waters Park

1403 W. High Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989) 779-5331
Nature area offering wooded trails along the Chippewa River, a picnic pavilion and playground. More

Chippewa River Outfitters

3763 S. Lincoln Road
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989) 772-5474 (989) 560-8115
A friendly river with a gentle current - ideal for the whole family! More

Chippewa Watershed Conservancy

306 S University Ave
Mount Pleasant, MI 48804
Phone: (989) 772-5777
The Chippewa Watershed Conservancy (CWC) protects natural habitat and open space in the counties on the Chippewa River. More

City of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation

320 W. Broadway
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989) 779-5331
Find information on local Mt. Pleasant Parks More

CMU Disc Golf Course

Located on Central Michigan University Campus
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989) 774-3686
University Recreation invites you to come out and play a round at the CMU Disc Golf Course southeast of campus. More

CMU Student Activity Center and Outdoor Sports Complex

200 W Broomfield St
Student Activity Center (SAC)
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: (989) 774-3686
College recreation center featuring a pool, racquetball, basketball, volleyball courts, bowling alley and more! More

Coldwater Lake Family Park

1703 N. Littlefield Rd.
Weidman, MI 48893
Phone: 989-772-0911 ext 340
This 28 acre park is perfect for swimming, camping, fishing, volleyball, and more! More

Commission on Aging Fitness Trail

2200 S. Lincoln Rd.
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: (989) 772-0748
The COA Fitness Trail used for the COA Fitness Program and is also available for any of our visitors to use. More

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