SPORTS AND RECREATION
In Clare County you will find over 50,000 acres of State Forests, 300 miles of rivers, 28 miles of snowmobile trails and over 20 public access lakes. Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and hiking are just a few ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Clare County. At Snow Snake Ski and Golf Resort, you can ski in the winter or try out their zip line tours and off-road park the rest of the year.
Friends of Clare County Parks and Recreation
Friends of the Clare County Parks & Recreation seeks to make resident and visitors aware of the tremendous number of recreational resources and activities available throughout the county.
The Chippewa River, Florence Maxwell Sanctuary, and the many outstanding parks available in Isabella county provide a multitude of outdoor beauty and recreation. You can rent tubes and float down the Chippewa River for a lazy day of relaxation. You also will find twelve golf courses including a number of championship courses, along with several disc golf courses, and a casino resort with outdoor events and wildlife exploration.
Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Mt Pleasant boasts one of the finest municipal park systems in Michigan with miles of trails and open spaces. The mission of the City of Mt. Pleasant’s Parks & Recreation department is to improve the character of life in Mt. Pleasant by providing and maintaining adequate open space and quality indoor/outdoor recreational opportunities and facilities for the enjoyment and well-being of all area residents and visitors.
The Isabella County Events (ICE) Arena, located at the Isabella Community Sportsplex, hosts adult hockey leagues for 18+ players and figure skating clubs for all ages. They host weekly figure skating drop-ins and open skates for the general public.
Morey Courts Recreation Center
Morey Courts Recreation Center, located at the Isabella Community Sportsplex, has become well known as one of Michigan’s premier recreational facilities. Morey Courts has eight basketball/volleyball courts, three racquetball courts, two tennis courts, a full fitness center, aerobics room, youth exercise room and a walking/jogging track.
Snow Snake Ski & Golf
Snow Snake Ski and Golf Resort has 43 acres with six lifts serving 10 runs and a snow tubing park. The ski season runs from November through March, weather permitting. Recent additions to Snow Snake include the Zip Line Tours and the Rocks and Valleys Off-Road Park.
Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel The Soaring Eagle Waterpark, which opened in 2012, is a 45,000-square-foot indoor waterpark designed for toddlers, tweens, teens, and adults. Attractions include: FlowRider Surf Indoors!, Loon’s Loop 3 Story Water Slide, Biish Falls 317 Gallon Mega Splash, Little Beaver’s Bend Lazy River, Makwas Mountain Climbing Wall and Hotsprings Adult Hot Tub. The hotel includes 243 guest rooms including a number of family suites that can accommodate up to seven family members.
Wilson State Park
Wilson State Park is located on 36 wooded acres on the north end of Budd Lake in Clare County. The Clare County Fairgrounds are across from the park and host many activities in the summer. In the winter, the park offers recreation activities such as ice fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.