Recreation at Barnes Park 

  • Grand Traverse Bay/Lake Michigan 
    • Swimming, walking the beach, catching a sunset!
    • 1/4 mile of beach
  • Trail system 
    • Educational signage about our Red Pines, Natural White Pines, Oak Releases, Jack Pines and Aspen Regeneration
    • Hiking & biking
  • Paved section of trail 
    • Handicap accessible, biking, walking, roller blading, etc.
  • Basketball court
  • Newly updated playground
  • Camping
    • Wooded electric and rustic campsites for tents, RVs, motorhomes, vans, trailers, campers, etc. (reservations required)
  • Pavilions
    • Two spacious pavilions with electrical outlets, each pavilion has 10 picnic tables and 4 BBQ grills (reserve a pavilion for the day using the online camping reservation system)
  • Winter activities
    • Open for cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, etc.