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Michigan Legacy Art Park Entrance

There are many ways to discover, explore and enjoy Michigan Legacy Art Park. The park is open every day, year-round, from dawn to dusk — and has been since 1995. Here’s how we’re keeping the park safe and welcome for everyone.


Michigan Legacy Art Park is located on the grounds of Crystal Mountain.

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Get Moving!

You can get your heart pumping up and down the hills of our beautiful two miles of hiking trails. You will discover 49 sculptures, 31 poetry stones, and all the natural beauty you’d expect from northern Michigan hardwood forests.
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Keep it Casual

Pick up a trail map at the trailhead and take your time with the sculptures. Come back again and check out different areas of the trail each time. Interpretive signs will help you grasp the meaning of the works.
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Tunes Among the Trees

A concert in the park is a fantastic reason to visit for the first time. From folk to latin, classical and rock, there is something for everyone at our unique outdoor Summer Sounds concert series.

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Complements Detail by Caroline Court

Up close & Personal

Take some time studying the different sculptures in the park. Each piece has details easily missed at first glance. Get a good look at some you may have missed before.

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Stay on marked trails—watch for exposed tree roots

No bicycles or personal golf carts on the trails

Be aware of golfing near the pathway – stray golf balls may fall within the Art Park

Dogs are allowed in the Art Park. Owners must keep them leashed at all times and pick up after them.

The trails are dirt and may have occasional rocks and roots in the path. Closed-toe, athletic or hiking shoes are recommended. Wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the season.

Please leave no trace—put trash in receptacles located near the picnic tables and the amphitheater.

Smoking is prohibited in the Art Park.

Climbing on the sculptures is prohibited for your safety and to preserve the integrity of the art.

In the winter months, hikers are encouraged to wear snowshoes as boots damage the groomed ski trails. If there is not a significant snowfall, boots are permitted on marked trails. Skiers move fast on the trails, they always have the right-of-way.


A barrier-free arrival area and ¼-mile trail welcomes guests of most abilities. This new trail, funded in part by a grant from Rotary Charities, was built according to ADA standards for recreation trails and never rises above a 10% grade. It meanders through the woods from the trailhead to the amphitheater.

Cart Rides

Please Note: Golf Cart Tours are on-hold during the Health Crisis and will hope to resume in 2021. Guests who are unable to hike the rest of the trails, may request a tour on a golf cart, May – September. Please contact our office to schedule a cart tour.

Concert Accessibility

All concerts and special events are accessible. Rides from the parking lot to the amphitheater are always available beginning at 6:15 pm on concert nights.

Five Needles by Michael McGillis

Five Needles
by Michael McGillis

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