Kalamazoo Parks & Gardens
Located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Fort Custer Recreation Area provides facilities for boating, biking, hiking, swimming and other activities. Inside the park is one of the few remaining oak barrens—widely spaced oak trees in a field of grass and wildflowers—found in Michigan.
The Kalamazoo Nature Center covers over 1,100 acres with trails and interactive exhibits. An insect house, a terrarium and an arboretum are all a part of this center.