Belle Isle, just a few short miles from Detroit, is one beautiful locale that every apartment resident should see for themselves. A pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life of Detroit, Belle Isle is a return to nature, a full 987 of beauty, fun and entertainment, all within a short driving distance of the big city. It's home to a museum, numerous nature preserves, as well as a complete nine-hole golf course, so no matter what your idea of an escape is, you'll find it here at Belle Isle Park.
One of the most popular things to do on this island is to take in the beauty of your surroundings. The parks three lakes provide you plenty of opportunity for sitting back on their scenic beaches and taking in the wonder that is the nature of Michigan. They also have 150 acres of un-touched woodland, perfect for those wanting to rough it in the wild, just make sure to keep your eye for indigenous wildlife. You can also relax on the one of the island's gorgeous beaches, which give you a pleasant view of Detroit's beautiful skyline, or enjoy just enjoy the cool air on your face. If you feel the need to get active, you can even take a dip in the lake on one of their great swimming beaches. One other locale of interest for those that like to keep active is the nine hole golf course, which is perfect for wasting the day away and hitting the ball around.
The park is also home to many museums and nature preserves, including the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a museums full of historical maritime artifacts, and the Whitcomb Observatory, the nation's oldest botanical garden. It is also home to the Detroit Yacht Club and the Detroit Boat Club, as well as home to a number of racing events throughout the year.
Nature may seem hard to come by in Detroit, but really its just a short ride away. Apartment-ites looking to take in Michigan's beauty need only take the trip down from Detroit to Belle Isle park and enjoy the wonder that only nature can provide.