The Beauty of the Fort Custer Recreation Area

The Fort Custer Recreation Area is located between Battle Creek and Augusta in Kalamazoo County off of Dickman Road.  It is a State Park area that consists of three lakes, biking trails, hiking trails, horse riding trails, picnic areas, camping and a beach.  During the winter the trails are used for cross country skiing and sledding. 

This past weekend I decided to go hiking, and walked several of the trails over two days.  The following is a photo I took:

Fort Custer Recreation area was originally bought and developed as a training ground for troops in WWII, and later purchased by the State of Michigan.

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