Hiking Trails

Enchanted Borealis Trail Hikes in Two Michigan State Parks

Are you a hiking enthusiast? Get ready for Enchanted Borealis Trail hikes at two Michigan state parks this December.

What makes these hikes so special is not just the snow, but also the lanterns, Christmas lights and campfires.

According to mlive.com:

There will be four hikes at Seven Lakes State Park in Holly and three at Ionia State Recreation Area in Ionia. All events are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The hikes are free; Seven Lakes requires registration.

Personally, I’ve never done this type of hike before, but it looks really nice. And even though the hikes are free, there are some things you might want to consider.


Hikes are free, but Seven Lakes incorporates fundraising for the park: rent your own campfire spot for $20 (wood and fire-starting included). At Ionia there will be a community campfire for all attendees to enjoy. Marshmallow roasting is encouraged – bring your own marshmallows and other supplies.

I really like the idea of ​​hiking trails lit with lanterns and beautiful Christmas lights. It looks like something you would see in a romance movie on “Lifetime.”

I think a lot of people really enjoy hiking, especially knowing that there are beneficial qualities involved. Qualities such as a form of exercise and relaxation. And when you come across a beautiful trail, there’s nothing like it.

Just to give you a quick heads up, get ready for Seven Lakes. You’ll walk a one-mile trail through the forest, lit by lanterns, and you may encounter some rough terrain.

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