This park offers 149 acres of wonderful natural areas featuring hiking and walking trails, rolling hills, woodlands, exceptional bird watching and much more wildlife and scenic views. Enjoy the peaceful serenity of nature with all that this park has to offer. A large playground, 1/2 mile paved trail, picnic pavilion, modern restrooms, sand volleyball, and 36 hole disc golf course have recently been added to the park. The park also features snow tubing hills, cross country ski trails, picnic areas.
Scidmore Park is home to the Three Rivers Farmer's Market and Petting Zoo. Market open every Saturday with petting zoo programs available in June til Labor Day Weekend. There's a playground and picnic area with pavilion. Four park shelter areas that are available for public use. Reservations available.
A 820 acre nature park with over seven miles of groomed cross-country ski trails for all levels of skiers. The trails have a lake view and some have scenic lookout points. Biking and hiking trails. Disc golf and volleyball court, fishing, picnicking, horseshoe pits, inner tube sledding (tubes provided).
For biking, there is about 10 miles of mountain biking trails here that is packed into a small area; it is one long loop that folds back on itself repeatedly. Tight and technical, this trail is not dramatic, but it climbs, drops and shouldn't disappoint. Best of all, trail traffic is low. You'll find some log ride-overs, whoop-de-do's, a banked S-curve and a drop-off. At a T intersection halfway through, there is a cut-off on your right that is close to the lot if you need to bail.
This recreation area has three lakes as well as the Kalamazoo River, high rolling meadows, soggy wetland, and abundant woods. There are 22 miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails. Activities include Eagle Lake beach, picnic shelters, hunting, fishing, mountain biking and cross country skiing areas. Park hours Monday-Sunday 8am-10pm. Day use admission charge. Enjoy the 18-hole disc golf course within the Park. The par 57 course covers a variety of challenging terrain, and was used as part of the rotation in the world disc golf championship. There are no fees to play and no scheduled tee times.
For biking, the current trail system at Fort Custer was developed by the Southwest Chapter of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (SWMMBA). Existing roads within the Park were linked to singletrack loops that were designed from scratch. The Amusement Park was built in 1993, with subsequent construction of The Trenches, Rocks and Roots, Granny's Garden, Crazy Beaver, and the entire Green Loop.