I spend a lot of leisure time (when I can find it) taking walks through the woods. One of the local places I like to venture off to is the Fort Custer Recreation area between Battle Creek and Augusta, just inside Kalamazoo County off Dickman Road.
There are hiking, biking and horseback riding trails through approximately 6000 acres of forest land. There are lakes, fields, and all sorts of wildlife. There is a public beach, canoeing and great places to fish. Whenever you go, depending on the time of year, there is always something interesting to photograph.
Here are some photos I took of a recent hike I went on a few weeks ago: