North Point Park
• Location: Northeast of West and South Greenway Off of Seymour beyond Lake Park Drive, Onekama Township
• Community park
• 60 acres+-
• Most of the facilities/park areas meet accessibility guidelines for those with disabilities
• Accessible from paved and graveled roads
• Asphalt-paved, stone-paved, and primitive walking and biking trails, nature walking
This land, a former golf course that was deeded to Onekama Township in 1946, was designated as “North Point Park” in 2002 by the Township Board. It has been a project of the Onekama Village and Township Community Parks and Recreation Committee since that time. A conceptual master plan was created in 2001-2002 by Landscape Architect Warren Rauhe from ideas and models by Landscape Architecture Program students in Rauhe’s Small Town Design Initiative at Michigan State University. Included in this Park is the Blanche Miller Trail, which has an asphalt-paved 3,203-foot Long Loop, a crushed-stone 1,134-foot Short Loop, and an unpaved 2,730-foot Primitive Loop.
The Park is named for North Point on which it is located. North Point extends into nearby Portage Lake and is also known locally as “Andy’s Point.” It is a community park, as it is extensively used by the residents and seasonal residents of Onekama Village and Township. It also serves many visitors to the area, and has a 20-car asphalt-paved parking lot.