Park Day ~ Island Lake Recreation Area

We decided to join our friend Gizmo and his buddy Finn for Parks Day.  A day designed to celebrate and share the beauty of your favorite park.

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One of our favorite parks is Island Lake Recreation Area,

 

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this is just one of our many state parks here in Michigan. This park is huge, with one of the nation’s safest shooting ranges. The park has great canoeing, volley ball courts, picnic shelters, swimming and cabins to rent. Offering a 4,000-acre park with an “up north” feel, with a mixture of open brush land to mature hardwood forest, with some pockets of open meadows mixed in. Island Lake is the only balloon port in the state park system. Balloons usually take off in the early morning or late evening, depending on the wind and weather. (Michigan DNR)

I like this place because not only is it beautiful, Island Lake Rec Area (6)

there are many out of the way places for me to get Titan out to do some training when I take him with me to work.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Titan (2)

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (3)

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (4)

Chesapeake Bay Retriever ~ Misty Shores Titan (2) After sitting in my van Titan loves to get out and stretch is legs!

These are a few shots I took last year of the beautiful fall colors…

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So that’s just a glimpse of the beauty one of our favorite parks has to offer!

Where do you like to go with your furry friend for a day of fun?

This is the Park Day blog hop hosted by Gizmo and Finn. Visit Gizmo to add your link.

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