Falling Waters Park is a hidden gem full of rich local history. This is a walk-through park that was originally a Potawatomi Indian village and burial ground. When white settlers came to the area, they founded Spring Arbor Village on this land. The park pays homage to both groups and features a log cabin, root cellar, totem poles, historic markers, and beautiful grounds. This park is the perfect place to visit to take in some history and wander the land! Keep reading to learn more about Falling Waters Park.

Falling Waters Park

The Details

Location Name: Falling Waters Park
Address: 8771-8999 Hammond Rd, Spring Arbor, MI 49283
Why we love it: A great mix of local history, and beautiful grounds, but small enough to be kid-friendly
Features: Log cabin, root cellar, totem poles, walking trail, historic markers, beautiful land and views
Elizabeth’s Suggestion: There are benches and picnic tables here – bring a picnic and enjoy the land. This park is also close to the Falling Waters Trail, and to other parks in Spring Arbor and Concord.
Toddler Approved? Yes
Stroller friendly? Yes – all-terrain strollers should do fine
Big Kid Approved? Yes
Full Sun or Shade? A mix of both
Restroom? No
Cost? Free
Parking? There is a small parking lot adjacent to the park
Hours: Dawn until Dusk
Website: N/A

Closing Review: Little loved seeing all of the artifacts and wandering through this park. I enjoyed learning some more local history, and especially enjoyed the beautiful totem poles paying homage to the Potawatomi tribe. After our visit, we headed over to the Falling Waters Trail. We highly recommend a visit to this hidden gem of a park!

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Falling Waters Park – Spring Arbor, Michigan

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