Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville

#7 of 13 in Things to do in Benzie County
With 45 sculptures and 30 poetry stones along a 1.6 miles hiking trail, Michigan Legacy Art Park inspires a deeper understanding of Michigan's history, culture and environment through the arts.

Visit in every season for a different experience:

Attend the Summer Sounds concert series

View the fall colors from the "Barn Chair"

Take a guided snowshoe tour

Take part in the annual flag-raising at the "Fort" in the spring
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  • August 23, 2017
    This total 1.5 mile loop is much more technical than anticipated. Not suggested for older couples, young children or this with health issues. Not wheelchair friendly. However if you are in good shape ...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    My mom and I loved this trail! Some say to wear hiking shoes but I ventured out on my Birkenstock sandals and did fine. It's not for the faint of heart but super fun and some great sights to see if yo...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This is a wonderful activity for families with young children. We brought our dog along with as well. Great little activity for everyone. Some wonderful art and great views!  more »
  • July 4, 2017
    Great quiet place for a walk. Our dogs love it. Be aware it's not flat.
  • June 29, 2017
    A lovely casual hiking spot, with several interesting things to see and note along the way. There is a spot with an amazing view at the very north end of the trail.
  • May 9, 2017
    Great place for a walk inn every season. Peaceful and beautiful, and a piece of art around every bend for inspiration.
  • February 24, 2017
    Meh. Not very good from an art perspective, but a good chance to get away for a quick walk in nature.
  • July 2, 2017
    A hike and art museum rolled into one!

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