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fresh air
fresher perspective

With COVID-19 keeping us from gathering with friends and family at our favorite restaurants, attractions and events, outdoor sports and activities still offer that great escape.

The great outdoors - it's your time to shine

Between social distancing and keeping our families on house arrest, it's inevitable that some of us will start to feel a bit of cabin fever. Luckily, outdoor exercise and solo sports are being encouraged. Use this resource as a guide for when you need to get outside, get some vitamin D and sweat it out.

Kalamazoo Derby Darlins

Despite the 2020 K-Town Shakedown being cancelled due to COVID-19, the Kalamazoo Derby Darlins are still selling merchandise! This event is a contributes financially to KDD, and any merchandise purchased will go towards supporting this wonderful local organization.

8 Lesser-Known Parks & Trails

Kalamazoo is spoiled to have so many options when it comes to places to enjoy the great outdoors! We wanted to highlight a few of the lesser-known nature preserves, parks and trail options for you to discover in the area. Please note that any county parks on this list are not open.

10 Places to Hang Your Hammock in Kalamazoo

When you’re in need of an escape, there’s nothing quite like retreating to the trees for an afternoon of relaxation. We recommend you head on out to one of these spots to hang your hammock when you need to recharge! Just note that any county parks on this list are not open.

Keep Your Spirits Up

These are strange times we're in, but one thing is for sure, Discover Kalamazoo is all about keeping things in perspective. Whether it's events, our local sports teams or opportunities to sweat it out, we're posting about it on our sports channels. Follow along!

The following parks, trails, courses and other activity resources are offering experiences that will provide you with that fresh air we’re all searching for lately! Don’t want to leave the house at all? No worries. We’ve included ways to get your blood pumping without having to lace up your sneaks! All you need is a WiFi connection.

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Trails - Walking, Hiking, Biking

Al Sabo Land Preserve

Walking & Hiking


Kal-Haven Trail

Biking & Walking


Kleinstuck Preserve

Walking & Hiking

Oshtemo Township Park

Disc Golf & Hiking


West Lake Nature Preserve

Walking & Hiking

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

Hiking & Walking

Bird Sanctuary

Sports - On the Course or at Home

Branch Gymnastics & Kids Sports USA

Live Daily Workouts & Activities

Dan Bulley Sunshine Soccer (DBSS)

Goalkeeper Training/Individual Training

WMU Student Recreation Center

Live Daily Workouts

Livestreamed Yoga with Down Dog Yoga

Online Class Schedule 

Want more ways to virtually discover Kalamazoo?