Experience the natural side of Mount Pleasant by visiting one of the 11 parks in the area. The parks all highlight the Chippewa River and allow residents to participate in a wide range of activities. Fishing, canoeing, and swimming are all offered, along with bird watching and picnicking. Various paved and natural trails run throughout the area so that you can hike or walk and enjoy the scenery. Along with the parks, the city maintains 900 acres of open land so you can get involved in camping, skiing, and other outdoor activities.