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Ionia State Recreation Area

Near: Ionia MI (Weather)
Number of
20 Total
17 Difficulty: Easy Trail
Trail Description 17 Miles of Equestrian Trails, 47 Rustic Equestrian Camping Sites 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.
Best Time to Visit April- October
Times to Avoid
Campground Rustic Campsites, Water available, Picket Poles,
Human Facilities: Horse Facilities: Operated by: Contact: Additional Information
Primitive, Shower,Toilet Water, Stream, State of Michigan
(616) 527-3750

2880 W David Hwy
Ionia, MI 48846
Directions off I-96 Exit 64 Go north approx 3 miles directly to park entrance , off M-66 GO West on David Hwy approx 7 miles to park entrance
This information was provided by Wendy Walker on 5/1/2013 8:13:01 AM

Notes on Difficulty Rating:  
(Gently sloping or level terrain; trails are groomed or wide open; shallow or no creek crossings. ) 
 More Difficult (Moderate hills over consistent surface; possibly some narrow trails and short steeper slopes) 
 Rigorous (Easy to More Difficult for rider but physically challenging for horse such as on a level surface through deep sand) 
 Challenging (Possible rocky, uneven surface, steep slopes, uncleared trails, faster flowing streams and other obstacles that lead to more difficult riding for rider and horse)