Trail

Parker Mill County Park

Ann Arbor, MI
Length: 1.60 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

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I prefer the Hoyt G. Post Trail at Parker Mill. It is a 1 mile lollipop on a boardwalk, which is great for strollers and new walkers. It is very shady and with the moving water, mosquitos aren’t as common. Rain and ice can affect the boardwalk and can make the trail slippery at times. As you approach the railroad bridge, you may find a slight sewage smell, especially if the wind is blowing right – it’s the water treatment plant nearby. For a bit more of an adventure, you can take the 4 mile paved trail out-and-back from Parker Mill to Gallup Park or Parker Mill to Matthaei Botanical Gardens. This is bike friendly and a fun adventure for older children on bicycles! Seasonally, there are bathrooms and water at the trailhead.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, and Shelter

Fleming Creek, boardwalk, mills and log cabin (open select times), dam, interpretive signs, railroad bridge, geocaches

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Parking on Site

Trail Contributor

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Born, raised, and rooted in the GREAT state of Michigan and adventure mom to Neko and Levi, I’ve been involved with the Hike it Baby organization since 2014. I currently work as the Data and Social Media Coordinator for the Hike it Baby National Team, a Branch Ambassador for Hike it Baby Ann Arbor, and a fulltime employee with the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. I have a passion for the outdoors and am so grateful to have the opportunity to carry on that passion. Thanks to HiB, I was also elected as Pittsfield Township Park Commissioner in 2018, which allows me to be a voice for my community. When I’m not on the trails or working, I enjoy traveling, kayaking, social justice, baseball, vegan food, and cheering on Neko at all of his sporting events!

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.