Paragon Parks Tour 2016 – #30, 31, and 32. We visited Deer Creek Park, Leonard street and 60th Ave. This is a small park good for fishing, picnicking and boating. There is a launch here. Kuits and Ripps Bayou were on our radar but only accessible by boat.
Eastmanville Farm is located on Leonard street just west of 68th avenue. There is a lot of history here! This is home of Ottawa County’s Poor farm which providing housing and work for indigent residents. Now an Ottawa County Park, the site is a breathtaking array of rolling open fields, steeply sloped stream corridors, and 1367 feet of Grand River shoreline. On site is also the cemetery where the “poor farm” were laid to rest.
We checked out Eastmanville Bayou on 68th street, on the south side of the Grand River. There are some great hiking trails here. Eastmanville Bayou is on one side of the trail and the Grand is on the other. This park has a great kayak/canoe launch if you decide to take the river by boat, some picnic tables and a covered shelter.
Bur Oak Landing offers many acres of land off Leonard in Nunica. There are some trails where your dogs are allowed off leash. Fishing, hiking, cross country skiing are all activities to be done here.