When You Visit The Nordic Pineapple

Performance Shell at St Johns City Park
Our little town of St. Johns, Michigan has a great selection of trails and parks. Whether you're looking for a cool morning walk, a summer time swim or a chance to lace up your ice skates, the Mint City won't disappoint.

One of our favorite things to do is to take an evening bike ride downtown. If you can't make it to one of our favorite parks, another option is the Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Trail. We even have a few bikes that you are welcome to use!

St Johns City Park

Since it's only a few blocks away from the Nordic Pineapple, a walk or bike ride to the St. Johns City Park should be a must on your list. The park is home to the annual St. Johns Mint Festival and Clinton County 4-H Fair, so make plans to stay with us in August!

Fun things to do:
  • Hike the wooded trails
  • Cool off at the spray park during the summer months
  • Enjoy a show at the William E. Tennant Performance Shell
  • Bring the kids to play at Fantasy Forest (they'll love to stay in our Piglet Suite)
  • Play a round of disc golf
  • Enjoy a game tennis, basketball, softball volleyball
  • Have fun at the sledding hill or skate at the ice rink during the winter

Motz County Park

This park is truly a treasure for everyone who lives and visits St. Johns. Located only five miles north of our Inn, it's the perfect spot for a morning hike. The park is divided by Dewitt Rd, with a large lake and surrounding trail on each side making it the ideal spot for boating, swimming and picnics with the family.

Fun things to do:
  • Boating and fishing
  • Scenic 2 mile trail walk around the west lake
  • One mile trail walk around the beach on east side
  • Sand beach and swimming area
  • Enjoy a storywalk from Briggs Library
  • Small playground and picnic areas

Sleepy Hollow State Park

Take a nine mile drive south of the Nordic Pineapple, you'll find yourself at one of the best State Parks in the state! The 2600 acre park surrounds Lake Ovid and offers something for everyone, no matter the season. View the Online Visitors Guide for maps, reservations, rentals and more!

Just a few of the fun things to do:
  • Snowshoeing and cross country skiing
  • Snowmobiling and mountain biking
  • 16 miles of hiking trails
  • 12.5 mile horse trail
  • Cabin rentals
  • Michigan State Park Explorer Program
  • Canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboard rentals
  • Disc golf
  • Seasonal hunting and fishing
  • Lake Ovid boat launch
  • Beach and swimming area