A Healthy Dose of Nature

Sonia Thompson

Your mother wanted you to go outside to play, and she was right.

Splinter Creek offers more than 10 miles of well-maintained running, cycling and hiking trails (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

New research from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health suggests "that spending time in nature -- defined broadly as being outside, being around trees and woods and greenery" -- helps promote overall well-being among teens and young adults and has strong public health implications.

Splinter Creek's three lakes are stocked with Coppernose bluegill, shellcracker, and Tiger Bass (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

Of the participants surveyed in the University of Michigan study, 52 percent said they "felt calm when out in nature,” and 88 percent wanted to spend more time in nature.

So grab a paddle board, a canoe, a fishing pole, or some hiking shoes and come visit Splinter Creek. Tours of the property can be arranged by emailing info@splintercreekms.com.

Do it for your health!

Trailheads are marked so it's easy to take a hike (photo by Erin Austen Abbott).

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