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
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great trail. It has something for everyone. The first part is open and easy to walk. The last third is in heavy forest and steep hills. what is nice there is a lot of places to take a break and rustic restrooms.

trail running
7 months ago

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

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
Monday, June 27, 2016

Saturday, June 06, 2015

hiking
Thursday, March 19, 2015

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
Monday, October 27, 2014

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

Monday, October 27, 2014

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

hiking
Saturday, October 25, 2014

mountain biking
Saturday, January 05, 2013

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

walking
Friday, August 24, 2012

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. :)

walking
Monday, July 09, 2012

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2011

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