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3 Great Local Parks in Driving Distance of Washington Township, MI

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Looking for an awesome local destination to take the kids for a picnic, go swimming or boating, or maybe just stretch your legs on a nature walk? Then look no further than three great parks near Washington Township, MI. Besides the kids and a picnic lunch, don’t forget to take along a great SUV like the new Chevrolet Tahoe on your outing. With a powerful engine, spacious interior, and plenty of cargo space, it’ll make the perfect companion for any excursion!

Stony Creek Metropark

Just a short 6-minute drive from the township itself, Stony Creek Metropark beckons outdoor enthusiasts with more than 4,400 acres of land and a 500-acre lake that offer opportunities galore to spend time enjoying the water. There’s also a nature center, an 18-hole golf course, disc golf, and miles of trails for hikers, cyclists, and in-line skaters.

Because it’s open year-round, there’s always plenty to do at Stony Creek, no matter the season. Once the snow flies, for example, the park transforms itself into a winter wonderland for snowshoeing, fat tire mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.

Wolcott Mill Metropark

Located about 8 miles due east of the township in Ray, MI, Wolcott Mill Metropark features four unique areas connected by nature and history. There’s a working farm, a 200-year-old grist mill devoted to Michigan’s milling industry, a park landscape crisscrossed by trails and picnic spots, and an equestrian center with trails to explore on foot or horseback.

One of the highlights of the park is certainly the farm center. This 250-acre working farm is complete (and replete!) with cows, chickens, goats, pigs, sheep, ducks, and horses. Kids of all ages love interacting with the animals – and there’s a picnic area and playground, too.

Washington Township Park & Fields

It doesn’t get any more local than this! Located in the very heart of the township at 57900 Van Dyke, this easy-to-reach destination offers a walking trail with fitness stations, lighted tennis courts, a playground, soccer fields, BBQ stations, and picnic tables.

So whether you’re a soccer mom driving the team to a match, or you’re looking to take a stroll on the walking trail, play some tennis with friends, or just relax in the park with a good book, this facility has something for everyone. The park is administered by the Romeo-Washington-Bruce Recreation Commission, which serves these communities with support and sponsorships from local businesses, including ours.

So, there you have it: an overview of three great getaways that are an easy drive from just about anywhere in the township. Stop by at Heidebreicht Chevrolet today to let us know which one you liked the best!

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