You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the best of Michigan’s great outdoors, with Kensington Metropark, one of the most popular parks in Michigan. Kensington’s 4,486 sprawling acres of wooded, hilly terrain surrounds beautiful Kent Lake and is home to an abundance of wildlife and waterfowl. Kensington Metropark offers a multitude of recreational activities throughout the year, from biking and boating to cross-country skiing and tobogganing. Visit the Ski Center in the winter for affordable equipment rentals and information on sledding, snowboarding, ice skating etc.
In addition to striking sunrises and sunsets, 1,200-acre Kent Lake offers plenty of fun activities: swim at Martindale beach or Maple beach to catch some rays, get soaked at the Splash ‘n’ Blast, or just spend the day fishing, boating or picnicking along the water. At the Splash ‘n’ Blast you can coast down two, 240-foot twisted water slides or romp through the spray ground with palm trees, serpents, and cannons that spray water. Take a tour of the lake aboard the Island Queen II in the summer and fall. Or, enjoy a winter day ice fishing or skating on frozen lake waters.
This first-class recreational area also features an 18-hole regulation golf course, 27-hole disc golf course, nature center, farm center, beautiful picnic areas, and scenic hiking and biking trails for hours of enjoyment. With two and a half million visitors every year Kensington Metropark is a favorite place to enjoy Michigan’s natural treasures.
There is access to the Huron River Water Trail within Kensington Metropark.
West Boat Launch
East Boat Launch
With 8 boat ramps at East Boat Launch and 8 boat ramps at West Boat Launch, you will get on the water easily and quickly for a day of fun. Water vessels can be dropped into the lakes directly or through the boat launch. A 10-mph speed limit is enforced.
Explore the islands and tributaries that wind through Kensington Metropark on beautiful Kent Lake. Paddle from shore to shore or take a tranquil trip along the Huron River to see wildlife and waterfowl. Canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, rowboats, paddleboats and character pedal boats are available for rent near Maple Beach at the Boat Rental.
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