All three communities offer excellent recreational opportunities. The keystone to year-round recreational pleasure is the beautiful Belleville Lake. The City of Belleville enjoys four parks. Horizon Park with a Boardwalk and Fishing Pier, and Doane's Landing are on Belleville Lake Victory Park at the Five-Point Intersection with the Victory Station community center, playgournd and gazebo. Village Park on Savage Road adjacent to the Victoria Commons subdivision with beautiful ponds and walking trails.

In Van Buren Township the spacious 101-acre Van Buren Park on Bellevile Lake is adjacent to the South 1-94 Service Drive, just east of Rawsonville Road. The park features a swimming beach, picnic areas, and a stage. Riggs Hertitage Park is located off Martinsville Road and features walking trails. French Landing on Hagerty Road is ner the French Landing Dam and has playground equipment.

Sumpter Township's largest park is a wetlands interpretive preserve run by Wayne County. With 1,000 acres, the Crosswinds Marsh offers year-round activities including trails for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing; and areas for picnicking, canoeing and fishing. There is no entrance fee or park permit required. Graham Park is located on Sumpter Road and Sherwood Park offers a fishing lake.


The Lower Huron/Clinton Metropark contains 1,200 acres of land preserving the natural beauty of the area while providing for both active and passive recreational opportunities. Other opportunities include: the French Landing Park, four public golf courses, two marinas, and DNR public boat launch facilities.

All three communities have strong programs for senior citizens. September Days, located in Van Buren Township Hall, provides programs and trips for the seniors in the township and city. Sumpter Township Seniors meet in the Sumpter Community Center and have a full range of trips and activities. Both centers provide lunches and a place for seniors to congregate


Belleville Area Museum Downtown Belleville Events
Yankee Air Museum Belleville Area District Library Calendar
Cruisin the Bayou Classic Car Show on Main Street

National Strawberry Festival

Horizon Park

Music Lakeside

Victory Park

Art Affair on Main

Doane's Landing Summer Music Nights
Village Park Thunder Over Michigan Air Show
Van Buren Township Park Booville
Riggs Heritage Park Harvest Fest
French Landing Winter Fest
Crosswinds Marsh Sumpter Country Festival
Lower Huron Metro Park Wayne County Fair
Belleville Lake DNR Boat Launches  

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