Augusta Parks & Gardens
Located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, Fort Custer Recreation Area provides facilities for boating, biking, hiking, swimming and other activities. Inside the park is one of the few remaining oak barrens—widely spaced oak trees in a field of grass and wildflowers—found in Michigan.
Each year, thousands of visitors stop at the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in Augusta to learn about wildlife. At various times during the year, people can see Canadian geese, owls, swans, birds of prey, waterfowl and more. Educational programs are offered, as well as walking paths for people of all ages to enjoy.
Set on abandoned agriculture grounds, W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest is used for both forestry research and recreational facilities. There are picnic facilities for visitors to use and the forest also supports hiking, jogging, biking, horseback riding, trout fishing, dog walking and cross country skiing.