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Outdoor Adventures in St. Clair

St. Clair Waterways

It's easy to access our many waterways by boat, canoe, or kayak. Start your water adventure right from the City of St. Clair!

Outdoor Recreation

The City of St. Clair offers a variety of outdoor fitness options for our residents and visitors. And so many of them are free! 

  • Pine Shores Golf Course  - Visit this beautiful, executive 9-hole course in the City of St. Clair.

  • Rattle Run Golf Course - Take a detour out of town to Rattle Run, featuring tall pines, challenging slopes and wonderful variety of landscapes.

  • Basketball Courts at Greig Park - Grab a pickup game at our local courts.

  • Hockey Rink at Greig Park - Calling all inline skaters - come out for a game at this local park!

  • Skate/Bike Park Located next to Greig Park, enjoy the all-terrain dirt track, 120x80 skate pad, modular skate components, and more. 

  • Tennis Courts at St. Clair High School - Featuring eight new courts that are open to the public

  • Community Pool on Eighth & Orchard - Get a day pass, season pass, or take swim lessons at our warm and clean community pool.

  • Tai Chi and other Outdoor Fitness Classes - St. Clair Parks and Recreation offers classes year-round.

Freighter Viewing

Freighter Watching

Seeing a Great Lakes freighter up close is an awesome experience. The Freighter watching from Palmer Park and one of the world's longest freshwater boardwalks is a sight second to none. Pack a picnic and spend the day hoping to catch one of the famed 1000-footers!

St. Clair Boat Harbor

One of Michigan's top recognized recreational harbors - the St. Clair Boat Harbor is a 132-slip harbor located on the beautiful St. Clair River. They welcome transient boaters as well as season-long visitors, and also feature a 9-site campground perfect for groups who want to camp near water. Need a life jacket? They've got you covered with the Life Jacket Loaner Program.

Biking, Hiking, and Walking

Do you love green? St. Clair has plenty of greenery to admire on our many hiking, biking, and walking trails! Click here to our "All Your Need To Know" Hiking & Biking Guide.

  • Bridge to Bay Trail: Bike it, hike, it or stroll it - whatever way you choose, you'll see parks, waterways, plenty of greenery, beaches, and lighthouses.

  • Palmer Park Boardwalk: Perfect for an early evening stroll, picnics, and freighter watching.

  • Greig Park Nature Trail - This 1.5-mile nature trail is a great stop for families after playing at the Imagination Station. 

  • Plains Nature Trail - A pleasant 2.5 mile walk along the Pine River, with a picnic rest area at Turtle Beach.

  • Alice W. Moore Nature Sanctuary - One of the few Michigan Nature Association sanctuaries located within a city. 


St. Clair parks are perfect for a picnic, playtime with the family, strolling, and viewing various art sculptures. ​

 The Imagination Station Playground Rebuild is located at Greig Park. This five-day community volunteer playground was built from September 5-15, 2019, and features a 70ft zip-line, mural wall climb, treehouses and an inclusive ability whirl. 

A special thanks to these local business sponsors...

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