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Nara Nature Park

The Nara Nature Park is a 100 acre nature park donated to the City of Houghton by Bob and Ruth Nara. The park is located two miles east of the Michigan Tech University campus at the east end of the Houghton Waterfront Trail. The Nara Nature Park is linked to the Michigan Tech University trails with a combination of over 50 miles of trails for hiking, running, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Boat launches and river access is also available.

Sledding Hill & Chalet

The Nara Nature Park also has a sledding hill and a chalet. The chalet houses an interpretive display featuring the different plant species and wildlife within the Park. The building also has a fireplace, restrooms with showers, and a concession area. The chalet is open year-round from 8 am to 8 pm every day.

The Nara Park Chalet is available for use by groups for park-related activities. Groups can reserve the chalet by calling the city office at 482-1700; however, the chalet remains open to the public at all times. There is no charge to use the chalet, but we do ask that you clean up before you leave.

Nara Nature Trail

The Nara Nature Trail is a 6 foot wide, 4,500 foot long elevated boardwalk running on both sides of the Pilgrim River. This boardwalk has fishing sites, benches, and access for launching kayaks and canoes. 

Peepsock Trail

The Peepsock Trail, a 3/4 mile long trail that follows Peepsock Creek to the Portage Lake Shoreline. 

Maps & Information

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Click here for a printable PDF version of the Nara / Michigan Tech Trail System

For more maps including Mountain Biking maps, visit the MTU Mountain Biking Trails web page.

 

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Nara Park Chalet (inside) 

 
 

Nara Park Chalet (winter) 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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