Rolling hills, babbling brooks, open meadows, forested ridges; a lake nestled in the hills and a river winding its way through woods and fields -- that's Ionia Recreation Area. Dammed waterfowl flooding, wildflowers, and more than 199 species of birds have been seen in this park.

hiking
5 months ago

Didn't care much for the actual hiking trail, it was basically a mowed path. However once we switched over to the mountain bike trail it was really good! Lots of hills, walking over stones to get through the water, nice bridges.

backpacking
7 months ago

This is a good trail for beginners, since you can do a section at a time and work you self up to the full loop. I use it to get out of the house for a bit with out driving a long distant.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Blah. Boring. Just another reason to not go to Ionia.

Blah. Boring. Just another to not like Ionia... in my opinion.

mountain biking
4 years ago

Nice trail keeps you on your toes. A little out of the way but the campground is nice to stay at.

walking
4 years ago

Very beautiful trail, I lived right next to it and have been coming here for the public beach for years. Me and my Fiance go for a walk here almost every other night. Amazing sunsets and views. Good for mountain biking too.

P.S. They also have canoe, paddle boat, and kayak rentals for $20 at the campground main office. :)

Very nice open paths if you look for them, lots of side paths, and great for exploring.