Fallasburg Park

With its scenic river frontage and historic character, Fallasburg Park is a favorite location for picnics, group activities, weddings, community events and other recreational pursuits. The park features a covered bridge across the Flat River, an iconic shelterhouse, picturesque picnic areas and a disc golf course. Hiking trails are also available through the park’s expansive natural areas, including a segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Address

1124 Fallasburg Park Dr NE
Lowell, MI 49331
Directions

Hours

May 1 – October 31
7am to Sunset
Off-Season Information

Weddings & Group Events

Fallasburg Park has seven group picnic areas, one open shelter and an historic enclosed shelter house available for rental. All are in very scenic settings, part of the reason the park is a popular location for weddings, receptions, reunions and other memorable events. Many groups reserve more than one facility to have more space available.

Baseball
Disc Golf
Group Events
Hiking
Picnicking
Playgrounds

Baseball & Softball

Across the street from the main park entrance is a ball diamond open to the public with a separate gravel parking lot and a large mowed field. In the 1930’s this was the home field of the Fallasburg Cubs, a competitive regional ball team that played together until disbanding at the start of World War II. A second ball diamond is found on the north side of Covered Bridge Rd, near picnic areas, the open shelter and restrooms.

Covered Bridge

A trip to Fallasburg Park would hardly be complete without visiting the historic covered bridge, where Covered Bridge Rd crosses the Flat River.

Disc Golf

Follow Fallasburg Park Drive to McPherson St then take a right and cross the river to find the park’s disc golf course on the south side of the road. This 18 hole course includes chain baskets and a great mix of field and forested play. Most of the holes also have concrete tee boxes.

Fall Festival for the Arts

Each year LowellArts! puts on the Fallasburg Festival for the Arts hosted by Fallasburg Park. Scheduled for the third weekend in September, this two-day festival draws more than 25,000 visitors and features more than 100 artists along with food booths operated by local nonprofits and performances by local and regional musicians. Artists may apply for booths between January 1 and April 1. For more information, please visit the LowellArts! website.

North Country Trail

Headquartered in Lowell, MI, the North Country National Scenic Trail is a 4,600 mile hiking trail stretching from New York to North Dakota. Much of the trail is already completed, including a segment passing through Fallasburg Park.

Playgrounds

Fallasburg Park offers three unique playgrounds. The largest is just off Fallasburg Park Drive, near the open shelter. A smaller structure is available on the flats on the west side of the river, between the three picnic areas there. You’ll find the third playground in the picnic and recreation area on the north side of Covered Bridge Rd.

Trails

Though Fallasburg Park does not have a network of trails, you will find footpaths and walkways throughout the park. 

About Fallasburg Park

The park is naturally divided into several areas including the main entrance area with the enclosed shelter, the lower flats on the west shore of the river, picnic and recreation areas along Covered Bridge Road, wooded uplands on the south side of Covered Bridge Road, and the extensive natural areas east of the river which include the disc golf course. With its historic roots and scenic views, Fallasburg is a popular venue for weddings, group events, and festivals.

History

Though Fallasburg Park dates all the way back to 1928, the area in which the park is located has an even deeper and richer history. Throughout the park you’ll find interpretive signs providing interesting details on this history of the park and surrounding area. Also, on the east side of the Flat River you’ll find several historic buildings preserved from the original Fallasburg village. The Fallasburg Historical Society maintains these structures and periodically opens them for public viewing.

Fallasburg Park