The Best Parks in Ada, Michigan

West Michigan is full of amazing parks and trails. In fact, the opportunities to get out in nature stand as one of our favorite things about living in West Michigan so we thought that today we would share some of the best parks and trails in the Ada, Michigan area.

The Best Parks in Ada, Michigan

Legacy Park

Let’s kick it off at Legacy Park. This is a newer park with a new playground. We love this park because it borders the Ada Village social district so you can go to the restaurants and enjoy dinner, and then send the kids over to the playground. There’s a paved path that walks up the Thornapple River which makes for a nice walk. And what’s really cool about this park is that there’s a really cool amphitheater with music on the lawn in the summer. This is a really fun place to check out.

Ada Park

For the next stop on our Ada tour, we’re going to head south of town, over to Ada Park. This is a very well-known park with a lot of activity, and a lot going on. It’s a 57-acre park that also acts as the headquarters of the Ada Parks and Recreation. You’ll see a lot of activities going on, including softball, basketball, tennis courts, and even pickleball. And, if you go into the woods, there are a bunch of paved trails great for running, jogging, walking, or biking. They also have great pavilions for events, restrooms, and covered gazebos, and you can even do some fishing.

Roselle Park

The next stop on our park tour just north of Ada is Roselle Park right off Grand River Drive. Some would call it Silo Park because it was an old farm with an incredible silo that is now a lookout tower over the entire park. This land was donated and it’s now a massive 240-acre nature preserve with a 3.2-mile loop that makes a great spot to run or walk. It runs along the side of the Grand River, so there are plenty of lookout points. Outside of the paved trails, there are also plenty of unpaved trails through the woods that are great for nature observing.

Roselle Park is also a favorite for the kids as they have a rock wall for the kids, which is built on the silo. They also have a little boulder park and playground area. In 2016, they put together a nice multi-purpose building that you can rent out.

Seidman Park

Now moving over to our largest park in Ada Township, we’re talking about Seidman Park on the northeast side of Ada. This is a 400-acre park and it features rolling hills. There are some wetlands, fields, and great trails. If you’re looking for something a little bit more out of the city, rustic, and a little bit more of a country hiking setting, this is going to be your place, for sure. There are five miles of trails throughout the park, two different parking lots to park at each end of the park, and seasonal bathrooms. It’s also great because it does connect to the Ada paved trails right there off of Honey Creek and the conservation area.

Ada Connect

Now, you may be asking, “How do I get to these parks outside of driving, of course?” Well, let’s talk about the Ada Connect, paved walking and biking trails. This is why this is such an amazing place because you can really get anywhere on these paved paths that connect all the parks that we already discussed. It really goes in a big circular motion around the Village of Ada and that’s a big reason why people love to live and work here. It’s a very recreational place with all of the hiking, rivers, and the beauty of nature, all connected by these Ada trails.

You are going to love these parks in Ada, Michigan if you don’t already! Let us know your favorite Ada park below!